Feature stories

Am I called to be a church planter?

We asked James Hyde, CPI NationalCoordinator, to tell us about his journey with church planting.   How did you get involved in church planting? It begins with my role as a Counties trustee. In 2009, whilst self-employed as an environmental litigator, Counties trustees nominated me to the CPI board. The nomination was a great fit [...]

By |2018-09-21T09:40:50+00:00October 31st, 2018|Feature stories|

Age is no obstacle for God

After running a successful Christian Housing Consultancy for 26 years, Terry and Margaret Wilkes were looking forward to an early retirement. The Hub spoke to Terry about the church God called him and Margaret to plant in Wolverhampton.   How did Windmill Community Church (WCC) start? Ten years ago, after a visit to support Christians [...]

By |2018-09-21T09:41:05+00:00September 21st, 2018|Feature stories|

God’s Partnerships

Cinderford is a small rural community. A downtrodden ex-mining town of 10,000 in the middle of the beautiful Forest of Dean. An area where the average age is 15 per cent older than the national average, jobs are limited and low paid and a very independent, determined, stubborn spirit exists. Yet at the same [...]

By |2018-06-30T11:54:44+00:00June 30th, 2018|Feature stories, Uncategorised|

Creative Outreach

The Hub spoke to Colette Bewley about Upper Reaches, a gathering of Christians who work in or near Temple Quay in Bristol. About 17,000 people work in Temple Quay, a business development in the centre of a triangle of floating harbour, dual carriageway and the busy Bristol railway station. Colette started the charity Upper [...]

By |2018-06-30T11:54:09+00:00June 30th, 2018|Feature stories, Uncategorised|

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+00:00January 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+00:00May 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+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Feature stories|