Andrew and Meryl Nicholson recently called in on Community Church Warndon, Worcester, on their way back from holiday. Andrew explains how this relatively new church is contextualising the gospel and seeing people come to faith.
Paul McLoughlan is looking to plant a church in Bingham, a tough housing estate in Edinburgh. He explains how partnership with FIEC has led to a refurbished building that the planting team are using to reach their community.
All of us who serve at FIEC are passionate about local Independent churches. That’s why we’re really excited that our Mission Director Andy Paterson will be taking on a new pastoral ministry role in 2018 as Phil Topham explains.
Martin Woodier has been commissioned as the new Co-Pastor of one of our churches in Yorkshire. But a key aspect of his role will be to lead a completely different church. We asked him to share the details.
One of the newest members of the FIEC family planted a church in autumn 2016. Phil Topham’s been finding out more about the first year of Trinity Church Milnthorpe which is a plant from Parr Street Church in Kendal.
John Stevens introduces us to this year’s Evangelism Conferences in London and Manchester by reflecting on the importance of story-telling in our modern culture. He’ll speak alongside join Glynn Harrison as delegates consider the better story of the gospel.
More than 20 church plants are now supported by FIEC. Earlier this month we held a 36-hour retreat for church planting couples to support and encourage their ministry. Held in the beautiful surroundings of Torch Trust’s Holiday and Retreat Centre in West Sussex, Sam Buckley went along with his wife Melissa.
What does reaching out to Muslims look like in a town in Greater Manchester with a huge Asian population? Steve Kneale explains how Oldham Bethel Church is sharing Christ with Iranian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants.