Launch of The Third Place
Six of us gathered on a Friday night at the beginning of March to 'soft' launch The Third Place home-based church. You can read more about it at http://thethirdplacenetwork.blogspot.com/.
Launch of The River
Along with Dan and Amy, we travelled to Gillingham in Kent to assist in the Easter Sunday launch of The River ( http://www.the-river.org.uk/), led by Rob and Vicky who have vision and passion and dozen-strong team.
Late last autumn a team of four arrived to begin Canvas, a new campus ministry to University Students here in Birmingham. Nathan, from one of our supporting churches in Virginia, arrived in March to join the team. Welcome Nathan!
National Leaders Day
On 1 March Trinity Lane Church in Hinckley hosted over 50 leaders from the Fellowship. The day was called by the National Leadership Team of the FCC to reflect on where we've been as a network of churches, and where we're going. The sharing from churches was inspiring; the diversity of what churches are doing in difficult and challenging circumstances to live out Kingdom of God values and be missional was awesome. Feedback from the day was very positive and we're planning for a follow-up in the autumn.