It’s been a busy couple of months for churches after everything started up again in September following the summer break. Here’s a round-up of some news, ideas and milestones from churches across the Fellowship.
Emmanuel Church in Northwich, Cheshire meets in a building that’s dour and dated. It’s not very practical and now the church is outgrowing it. So they’re building a new one. Phil Topham has been speaking to the pastor about the exciting plans for this £1m-plus project.
Six years ago the leadership team at Above Bar Church began a partnership with Living Leadership to train gospel workers. This ministry has now developed into something called Formation School and we asked Paul Allcock to introduce us to it.
More than 50 people who are reaching tough housing estates across Britain attended the Church in Hard Places (CiHP) conference in May hosted by New Life Church Middlesbrough. David Thomas went along and we asked him to share his reflections.
It’s been 20 years since The King’s Centre opened – a pioneering partnership between Chessington Evangelical Church and a local authority in Greater London. Trevor Archer looks back on the last two decades and reflects on a recent anniversary service to mark the milestone.
Since becoming our London Director in April, Trevor Archer has been spending time getting to know the FIEC churches within the M25. His latest trip took him to Woodford Evangelical Church – he says it’s thriving.
It’s easy to spend time thinking about particular strategies for evangelism. For Ben Holmes and Holbrooks Evangelical Church in Coventry there was nothing like that – just the blessing of God’s glorious grace which led to 16 baptisms in the church in 2016. Here’s their story.