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Church planting

The planting of new churches is one of the best ways of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Grace-filled church communities have a major impact upon fractured and lonely people.

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Through FIEC Mission we seek to provide help, encouragement, wisdom and insight to churches who wish to multiply gospel work in this way. We recognise that each community is unique and that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ church planting model, yet there is much benefit to be gained from pooling the ideas, experiences and resources from across our Fellowship.

We are currently investigating how we can connect regional church planting mentors with aspiring church planters, as well as developing networks with seasoned practitioners.

Church Planting Pack

Our series of six guides will give you advice on church planting and inform you of resources available from us. We also hope they will encourage you to think further about going to make disciples in the many areas of gospel need in Great Britain.

  1. Routes into Church Planting
  2. Church Plant Area Profiling
  3. FIEC Recognition of Church Plants
  4. Legal Guide for Church Plants
  5. Church Plant Start-Up Loans
  6. Church Planter Candidate Assessment Tool

If you have any questions please contact us using our contact form.

Current Church Plants

We have also been conducting research into current church plants within our Fellowship. You can read more about the project here and see the data on the map below:

If you can’t see the map above then click here to have a look. If you can see the map, click the button on the top left of the map to see the key.

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    The role and work of an ‘evangelist’ has been overlooked by many Christians, or else it has been too broadly defined and understood to the exclusion of those so gifted. The reality is that evangelists are integral to local church life - and we need more of them.

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    Church in the community

    "Evangelism or social action?" We believe that question is an unhelpful one. Christians should be work hard to be a blessing as they share both the gospel and their lives with their neighbours.

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    Working cross-culturally

    The reality of multicultural Britain means that we now have the world on our doorstep. World mission begins at home.

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    The global family

    Every local church needs a global heart. The alternative simply isn't biblical. We want to help churches to be equipped for the global challenge.

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