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So far CPI has created 12 blog entries.

A multi-cultural church in South London

Caleb and Adanesh Mathewos, originally from Ethiopia, have joined the Counties Evangelists Training Programme (ETP) and have also become network members of Church Planting Initiative. Caleb, who is the pastor of The Message of the Cross Evangelical Church in Kennington, London, has a heart to see a multi-cultural church in South London and beyond and [...]

By | 2017-12-03T16:04:59+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Short stories|

Meet the chairman of the cpi trustees

Giles Arnold has acted as a trustee of CPI for the last decade. He took over as chairman of the CPI trustees in 2015. Giles is a chartered surveyor and General Manager of Church Growth Trust, a role that uniquely combines his property management experience with his pastoral gifting and passion to see churches grow. [...]

By | 2017-12-03T16:04:40+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Short stories|

Friendship is the key to church in community

Developing friendship skills is the best and most effective way of reaching out with God’s love to our communities. It is through friendship that most new Christians are added to our church,” says Sam Gibson, GLO Mission Director (Ireland Hubs) and member of Crescent Church, Belfast. “We are a city-centre church located beside the [...]

By | 2017-12-03T16:02:21+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Short stories|

Top ten tips for urban outreach

Martin Korchinsky, a Counties evangelist and CPI planter in Brinnington, a priority 1 council estate in Stockport, South Manchester. The Hub asked him to share some of his strategies for effective urban outreach. Martin says, “We operate a food bank, a youth club for teens, and a drop-in café as well as a traditional [...]

By | 2017-12-03T16:03:23+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Feature stories|

Good news in any language

Many church plants in urban areas focus on serving a community with people from all over the world. David Williams is the pastor at Partnership church, Bearwood Chapel, Smethwick.  He also hosts the CPI West Midlands Urban Hub. Jose Galindez leads a church plant called Nueva Vida, supported by Bearwood Chapel and Raglan Road [...]

By | 2017-11-17T13:53:36+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Feature stories|

Meet The Man Who Keeps Planting Churches

Father of three Andy Hodson knows a thing or two about church plants – having helped to establish five communities in the past 12 years. Andy, a Counties evangelist and an elder at Church in the Community in the West Midlands, has planted four churches across the Black Country and one a little further [...]

By | 2017-12-03T15:54:01+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Feature stories|

Winds of Change

The couple from Wolverhampton had led busy lives leading a specialist Christian housing consultancy, where they helped large charities set up multi-million-pound retirement villages. But in 2013 they felt it was time to close the business and enjoy a happy retirement. Christian housing consultants Terry and Margaret Wilkes were all set for a peaceful [...]

By | 2017-12-03T15:55:43+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Feature stories|