leadership development

A father/daughter team

In the working-class town of Johnstone, outside Glasgow, church plant Dimity Street Church were praying for someone to help full time with the work. Joanne Sneddon was already helping her father Bobby with various activities while looking for work when the team realised the answer was right in front of them. We spoke to [...]

By | 2018-06-30T11:57:13+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|

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|

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|

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|