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The local High Street Chaplain

The Hub caught up with Pastor Raj Kaul of Divine Community Church to find out about their work in Dudley and Wolverhampton. Divine Community Church started a soup kitchen called “On the High Street” four years ago. Since then they have been serving the community, feeding the homeless, building relationships with the needy and [...]

By | 2018-06-30T11:56:45+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Short stories, Uncategorised|

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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 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|