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.

  • 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
  • A fledgling new monastic community is looking to create a space in Dublin city centre. Rev Garth Bunting explains more.

    Tuesday, 3 September, 2013
  • Stuart Radcliffe updates the story of No Holds Barred in Stockport.

    Wednesday, 14 August, 2013
  • Frances Shoesmith oversees St Luke's in the High Street and tells how a brand new 'Time Team' is their latest step.

    Wednesday, 14 August, 2013
  • Jackie Bellfield ponders whether she is a pioneer and how to manage the needs of the new whilst cherishing that which already exists.

    Monday, 12 August, 2013
  • Chris Lewis, minister of Mount Zion Baptist Chapel, Bonymaen, tells how their garden project has been renamed Living Here – Working Here.

    Monday, 12 August, 2013

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