We want to grow churches that reflect and serve the local community. One way of doing that is through the church communities that we already have – collections of people bringing light and life where they live. Alongside those churches, New Worshipping Communities are great ways of reaching out to new people with the good news of Jesus. These communities reach out to new people in new places and in new ways, forming them into communities with worship at the centre.
Why New Worshipping Communities?
The good news about God’s love for his world is as relevant and critical to our world as it’s always been. We want to take out that message with hands and feet as well as words, into the places where people are:
- Because our communities have changed and our churches are not always in the right place.
Because our society has changed and the ways in which people live, work and play are different.
Because the place of faith in society has changed.
Resources for New Worshipping Communities
Our Learning Hub has a range of resources, events and courses to help support the growth of churches and New Worshipping Communities, click here to find out more.
Training & Equipping
Exploring Church Planting
If you want to find out more about growing or planting a new worshipping community, then this course is for you! Run over 4 weeks it covers some of the history of church planting in the UK as well as a theological basis for growing new communities of faith. Everyone is welcome.
The Plant Course
Run in collaboration with the Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication in London, this course equips teams who are planning to plant a New Worshipping Community within 18 months.