Urban planting

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|

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|

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|

Friendship is the key to church in community

Developing friendship skills is the best and most effective way of reaching out with God’s love to our communities. It is through friendship that most new Christians are added to our church,” says Sam Gibson, GLO Mission Director (Ireland Hubs) and member of Crescent Church, Belfast. “We are a city-centre church located beside the [...]

By | 2017-12-03T16:02:21+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Short 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|