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! 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.

  • Linda Maslen is one of the lay leaders of a growing community of new disciples of Jesus in Halifax.

    Monday, 13 January, 2014
  • Paul Unsworth updates the story of Kahaila in Brick Lane.

    Monday, 6 January, 2014
  • County Down, in Northern Ireland, is the setting for a missional community reaching out to people who feel they 'don't fit' into a traditional church context.

    Monday, 23 December, 2013
  • Avril Chisnall and Christine Kay explain how a fresh expression of church has become part and parcel of the ministry at the TANGO community project at St Mark's, Haydock.

    Wednesday, 18 December, 2013
  • Gareth and Lizzy Robinson update the story of Glo Church at Offerton, near Stockport.

    Monday, 16 December, 2013
  • The Christmas story is being retold for smartphone users in a new project by the Vitalise fresh expression of church in Wolverhampton.

    Monday, 16 December, 2013
  • Debbie Shields tells of an eventful year for Reside, a community on the Grange Park and Fairmeadows estates in south Loughborough.

    Monday, 9 December, 2013
  • Kim Hartshorne gives an update on the Upper Room at Cirencester as it is granted a Bishop's Mission Order.

    Monday, 2 December, 2013
  • Dave Saunders updates the story of Reverb, a fresh expression of church for young people in Inverness.

    Monday, 2 December, 2013
  • Peter Grant tells how a fresh expression of church has developed from long-standing work among young offenders.

    Monday, 25 November, 2013

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