Examples of Engagement
There are many ways in which churches engage with the new housing agenda, usually by working together and engaging with The Big Picture and praying through the process, considering Where it alll begins.
How to Engage with Planning is a seperate page, here we shall consider 6 Models of Church Planting in New Housing Areas and in particular the variety of Pioneer Ministers, Community Chaplains, Fresh Expression Missioners, Community Development Workers, Church Army Evangelists, Salvation Army Officers and other church leaders particularly serving in new housing areas.
The context of each is different and the person themselves brings a personality, individual call, background, experience and talent. Sharing the stories can be an encouragement and opportunity to learn. Here are a few examples.
New web page: Mark Gilborson in Cranbrook
From the website of Fresh Expressions:
Ali Boulton: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/stowe
Paul Seaton-Burn outside Kettering: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/mawsley
Martyn Coe on the Greenwich Peninsular: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/sacred
Charlie Nobbs, Grange Park, Northampton: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/kairos
Bart Woodhouse in the Thames Gateway: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/beacon
Ellie Griffin in Loughborough: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/reside
Steve and Sarah Flashman in Sussex: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/immanuelchurch
Nikki Foster-Kruczek in Colchester: http://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/source
Penny Joyce in Witney: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/discoverydays
Tim Carter in Telford: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/priorslee
Heather Cracknell near Norwich: https://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/stories/cringleford