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    Resourcing Church Revitalisation

    Rachel Dalby reports on our first ever Church Revitalisation Forum. It was designed to resource churches considering getting involved with a revitalisation work as we seek to help smaller churches both inside and outside the Fellowship.

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    Revitalisation: Costly but Vital

    True partnership between churches is costly. It can involve ‘giving away’ valuable pastor time, some of your church’s best people and a chunk of resources. So why bother? Mark Herbert, a member of FIEC’s Church Revitalisation Team, explains.

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    We need to talk about Church Revitalisation

    Last year, we advertised for a Church Revitalisation Coordinator to join the FIEC staff team. We’re delighted that Phil Walter is now in post. Phil will work with a number of our churches to help them recapture their gospel vision and – we pray – flourish again. We asked him to share his experiences in church revitalisation as he begins his new role.

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    Revitalised in Birmingham

    What comes to mind when you think about Birmingham? John Stevens reports back from two revitalised churches in the city and a city-wide vision for church planting.

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    Church Revitalisation: Strengthen What Remains

    Church revitalisation is nothing new – it’s simply the desire to become a healthy church. Phil Walter began his ministry with FIEC full-time at the beginning of July and we asked him to reflect on what he has learnt so far.

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    Revitalisation in Buckingham

    Why would a church overstaff their ministry team? Mark Herbert says Long Crendon Baptist Church deliberately employ a large staff team to galvanise them for mission outside of their immediate context. Most recently it’s led to a church revitalisation in nearby Buckingham, as Mark explains.

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    Two Churches & Four Plants

    John Stevens reports on two new churches joining us, four new church plants recognised and one church that is leaving the family after our recent recognition team meeting.

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    Part of Something Bigger

    Why would a church want to join FIEC? Our National Director introduces us to the two newest members of the Fellowship and shares why they were eager to be part of the family.

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    Revitalisation in Gateshead

    Long before any of us were using the term “Church Revitalisation”, God was using a missionary couple from America for his purposes in north-east England. Andrew Nicholson explains why he’s been so encouraged to learn more about Gateshead Evangelical Church.

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    Revitalising churches

    Church Revitalisation’s Mission is “To enable struggling churches to become centres of gospel ministry and growth”. We want them to rediscover their gospel vision and grow into healthy and vibrant communities of believers.

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    The Impossible Dream

    In March, leaders from 20 churches gathered together in Gateshead for a Mission Forum hosted by FIEC. Andy Hunter was there and reports back on the purpose of the day.

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    Welcome to the Family (Nov 2017)

    During the AGM at our Leaders’ Conference last week we prayed for the new churches and plants that have joined the FIEC family in the last 12 months. They include those John Stevens introduces to us here.

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    Church Revitalisation: An Honest Conversation

    Phil Walter became our first Church Revitalisation Coordinator at the start of February 2016. In this video he talks to Richard Underwood about the task of church revitalisation.

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    The Latest Eight

    John Stevens introduces us to the churches that have recently joined our Fellowship.

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    A Regained Vision

    It’s been ten years since Otford Evangelical Free Church had a pastor. Phil Walter reports on the induction of Kevin Bracken and explains how this story links to our church revitalisation initiative.

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    Revitalising Scotland

    Can the ageing Scottish church be saved? Andy Hunter calls for a new generation of young bi-vocational pastors to lead the charge.

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    A New Role for Phil Walter

    We’ve been privileged to have Phil Walter serve alongside us as Church Revitalisation Co-ordinator for the past three years. Now he’s staying in Market Harborough but moving into a new role – as Adrian Reynolds explains.

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    Welcome to the Family (July 2018)

    An increasing number of churches are joining FIEC because they share our vision to be “Independent churches working together to reach the nation for Christ.” John Stevens introduces us to the newest members of the family.

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    HOPE for Hull

    John Stevens reflects on his recent visit to HOPE church, an FIEC affiliated congregation in Hull.