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.

Of course, if you are involved in a fresh expression of church with the deliberate intention of starting a new congregation for those normally well off the radar of conventional church, let us know! Submit your story using the link to the right. 

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

  • Five years on, the team leading authentic(?) have made the difficult decision to leave, and reflect on their experience.

    Monday, 21 October, 2013
  • A new church community is beginning to form in Clitheroe, Lancashire, with 'a bunch of like-minded people who are exploring what it means to have a Christian faith'.

    Monday, 21 October, 2013
  • Sam Foster, fresh expression pioneer minister for Scarborough Deanery, updates the story of the Westway Open Arms community project.

    Monday, 14 October, 2013
  • Jon Curtis tells how he is working to pull the strands together of his ministry in Exeter.

    Monday, 7 October, 2013
  • Tamara John tells the story of Hope for Life Chapel RV Ministry, a fresh expression in a motorhome.

    Monday, 30 September, 2013
  • Pastor David Swan tells how a growing community on the south side of Aberdeen is exploring fresh expressions as part of its ministry.

    Monday, 30 September, 2013
  • Simon Hall is involved with Revive and Left Bank Leeds. He explains why it's very difficult to know where one ends and the other begins.

    Monday, 23 September, 2013
  • feed. is a fresh expression of church run by skiers and snowboarders - for skiers and snowboarders. Mike Keith explains.

    Monday, 16 September, 2013
  • Katie Miller shares the story of six ministries on the Marlpit estate, Norwich.

    Monday, 9 September, 2013
  • Baptist minister Paul Unsworth established a commercial coffee shop, also home to a church community, in London's Brick Lane. Kahaila opened in June 2012 and there are plans for another.

    Monday, 9 September, 2013