Feature stories

Disciples making disciples who plant churches

As CPI works with church planters across the UK, we’ve found relationships between church planters are one of the most valuable areas of support for those in this ministry. We spoke to Stan Strunc about his church planting journey and to his mentor Kelton Black. Tell us about your church plant Stan: The main [...]

By | 2017-11-17T13:55:41+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Feature 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 | 2018-03-15T14:09:33+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|

Extending The Kingdom In Rural Areas

A church plant in the Forest of Dean has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and is going from strength to strength with plans in place to extend its current building. Pastor Tim Cracknell, also a Counties evangelist, tells us what makes this church plant so popular. Can you briefly describe how the church was [...]

By | 2017-12-03T15:59:59+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Feature stories|