Stories

Real life, real people, real stories.

There are no experts when it comes to starting and sustaining fresh expressions of church - no one has really been doing it long enough to claim to know it all. But we can learn from one another and so as you explore these stories, look for principles and values rather than simply models to take off the shelf and follow.

Below, you'll find our latest stories and updates, or you can view an alphabetical list of all of our stories.

If you are involved in a fresh expression of church we haven't featured, let us know! Send us your story and we'll be in touch for more information.

Don't forget the power of a good story - Jesus didn't.

Latest stories, updates and learning points See all

VentureFX pioneer Bart Woodhouse gives the latest news of The Beacon Church at The Bridge housing development, Dartford.

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23/03/2015

Leigh Coates reports on how a new Missional Community has developed in Whitby.

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16/03/2015

Ruth Gray tells the story of The Salvation Army Stoke Newington Café Church, which combines life-changing ministry with good business practice.

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12/03/2015

Matt Ward explores why Emmanuel Café Church is inspiring young adults to consider their vocation.

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02/03/2015

Tina Powsey tells of two new initiatives which may be at the start of a fresh expressions journey.

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23/02/2015

An ex-mining village in Dunfermline lies at the heart of a developing fresh expression of church. Aileen Christie reports.

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16/02/2015

Members of the regeneration leadership team share the story of their journey to an independent charity and sustainable church.

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09/02/2015

Major Kathryn Blowers of The Salvation Army tells how Roma Churches are developing in Kent.

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02/02/2015

In a first for St John's College, Nottingham, a group of students are now getting to grips with life in a 'mission laboratory' in the city's Lady Bay area.

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19/01/2015

Student Johnny Davison isn't a Christian, but still shares his life in Carlisle with members of The Way community.

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08/01/2015

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Latest updates to stories See all

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