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.

  • Ben Norton, Fresh Expressions Associate Missioner and founder of xy church, tells how the 'lads' church' has developed since he left.

    Wednesday, 4 December, 2013
  • Charis Robertson, Acting Director of Hot Chocolate Trust in Dundee, tells how the city centre youth work organisation is seeing the signs of a developing church community.

    Monday, 17 December, 2012
  • Keith Blinston, Assistant Minister, updates the story of the Focus Service, a church for adults with learning disabilities.

    Monday, 3 December, 2012
  • The Moot Community, based at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the City of London, has officially opened its Host Café.

    Monday, 3 December, 2012
  • Phil Warburton and Alex Alexander explain how three Urban Expression church plants came together to form E1 Community Church.

    Monday, 19 November, 2012
  • VentureFX pioneer Lou Davis tells about the formation and development of a community in Scotland's capital city.

    Tuesday, 13 November, 2012
  • Dave Saunders tells how his faith journey led him from England's south coast to become a VentureFX pioneer in Scotland.

    Monday, 5 November, 2012
  • Friday, 6 December, 2013
  • Di Woolridge believes the community at her weekly 'play and praise' worship service for the under 5s is developing into a fresh expression.

    Monday, 29 October, 2012
  • Graham Cray comments on the story of Abide in a column originally published in the CEN on 26th October 2012.

    Monday, 29 October, 2012