mentoring planters

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|

Partners in the Gospel

Church Planting Initiative has a close relationship with Partnership UK. Not only is it important to raise up leaders from within our own churches, we need to partner with other Christians to advance the gospel. John Jenkins and Andy Dykes work with CPI and Partnership looking for ways to foster growth and church health [...]

By | 2018-03-16T13:24:10+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Short 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|

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 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|