TBT: Leading with a weaned soul – Alan Frow


In today’s #TBT resource we hear from Alan Frow at North America Conference 2015. Alan opens with Psalm 131 and King David’s ultimate destination of contentment and maturity. This despite a life subject to severe trials (of his, and others making). Moving to 1 Chronicles 20, Alan identifies the areas in David’s life that required weaning, for this ultimate maturity: … Read More

A new partner in South Wales, GodFirst Barry


GodFirst Church Barry, a young plant into the Welsh town of the same name, officially partnered with Advance at the recent UK Conference. Rhys and Rachel Gronow give us an introduction to their fellowship and the journey to partnership with Advance. Can you give us a brief bio of the Gronow family? We are Rhys and Rachel Gronow. We live … Read More

Church planter training in South Africa


Dave Adams has been heading up the Advance Church Planter training course in South Africa for a number of years. The group is well into its fourth cycle of training. We caught up with Dave for an update on the South African cohorts progress. Advance‚Äôs Church Planting Course (ACPC) is our best effort to create a contemporary and practical teaching … Read More

A first look at CPMP – a new church planting mentorship program for planters in under-resourced communities in South Africa


In the last couple of years Gareth Bowley, Robert Dlamini and their team at Reconciliation Road Church have been involved in the training and equipping of church planters based in under-resourced areas – rural and urban. The team has developed a training program, which will run an extended pilot in partnership with a couple of Advance churches in South Africa … Read More

TBT: Dying to self, in a culture of self – Howard Kellett


In today’s #TBT resource, we hear from Howard Kellett at the recent UK Conference. Working through 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Howard tackles community, discipleship, leadership and prayer in an individualistic, autonomous, entitled and comfort driven culture.

Say hello to Foundation Church, Belfast


A number of churches were officially welcomed into partnership at the recent Advance UK Conference in Southampton. One of these is Foundation Church, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We asked David Varney to share a bit about Foundation’s story and journey to partnership. Tell us a bit about your city and the community you are based in? Belfast is the … Read More

In case you missed in | November

AdvanceIn case you missed it

Every month, Advance publishes a range of news, movement updates and photos from around the world. We summarize these stories into a monthly email, incase you missed it! This month, we include links to the conference session recordings coming out of the UK’s annual gathering. There is also a great write up from Alan Frow, with some insights coming out … Read More

New church plants in Antananarivo, Madagascar


Two years ago, the leadership team at Tana City Center Church, headed up by Tanteraka and Jaela Randrianjohary, started praying for an opportunity to plant two new churches into their city. “We believe that God has called His church to go where the people are and bring Christ to every neighborhood and form a new community through which His radiant … Read More

TBT: Proclamation – Terran Williams


In today’s #TBT resource, we hear from Terran Williams at Global Conference 2015. Terran teaches on the proclamation of the Gospel, and its place in our ministry. He opens with an outline of what proclamation is, and then helps us understand how best to put it to work, using a range of practical examples. The talk includes a couple of … Read More

TBT: Elder lead churches – PJ Smyth


In today’s #TBT resource we hear from PJ Smyth at one of Advance’s earliest gatherings, Global Conference 2015. PJ does an extensive teaching on Elders, working through their genesis, role, qualification for appointment and key roles in the church. A great starting point for a deep dive on Eldership, or a training moment for your church’s leadership teams. PJ teaches … Read More