Catching up with Ben & Lois Franks in the Rhondda Valleys


Ben, can you give us an update on the Franks family? Remind us a bit about the Rhondda Valleys? We are Ben and Lois Franks. We live in the Rhondda Valleys in South Wales, UK. We have two little boys; Evan who is three and a half and Caleb who is nearly two. We absolutely love where we live. Our … Read More

In case you missed it | April

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Check out our monthly summary of news from the Advance community. This month includes a link to our annual review for 2018; update on a recent church plant into Pinetown, South Africa; Photos from the Elders gathering in the UK and a combined meeting in Johannesburg and Information about Advance’s new podcast (exciting!) Read it here >>

Getting to know the Movement Church


We caught up recently with Corey Sanders who leads the Movement Church with his wife Robin. The Movement Church is located in south Florida and has recently partnered with Advance. We wanted to share the background story of this inspiring community of Christ followers.

TBT: Leadership in the midst of ethical shifts


In this TBT (Throwback Thursday) resource from the North America Conference 2016, Matthew Hosier talks to the challenge of leadership in the church amidst ethical shifts in the world. How do we lead in a Christian society that is inclined to interpret commands in scripture through present day culture. Did you know? The entire Advance library of conference recordings is … Read More

Pinetown plant update


In 2018, One City Church planted a new site into neighbouring Pinetown, on the East coast of South Africa. We caught up with Stephen Rothquel, who leads One City with his wife Bronwyn to find out how its going. It is so encouraging to see a church take action with conviction, stepping out in faith and full commitment to see … Read More

Choosing a new venue for your church


One of the most challenging decisions facing church planters is the selection of a venue. Churches must navigate the tensions of ambiance, accessibility and capacity. We spoke to three church leaders who have recently moved into new venues about their decision making process, unexpected wins and any advice they have for those considering a venue change. Responses from Chris Knight … Read More

TBT: Your future depends on the Holy Spirit


The Gauteng Hub, in South Africa, gathered their churches at Cornerstone Church, on 7 April 2019 for a Together Sunday. Their guest speaker was David Holden, who is part of the New Frontiers apostolic team. David is married to Liz and they have four grown-up children and an ever increasing number of grandchildren, with whom he enjoys spending time. He … Read More

Annual Review 2018


We are happy to announce that our 2018 Advance Annual Review is now available. Looking back on 2018, our faithful heavenly Father has outworked 1 Corinthians 3.6-9 amongst us: “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who … Read More

The Advance resource archive is now available as a Podcast


We are excited to announce that the entire Advance conference recording archive is now available in your favorite podcast app. The archive includes recordings from the earliest Advance gatherings, including Global conferences and continental gatherings. There are even recordings from a number of hub events and training seminars. How do I find it? If you already have a favorite podcast … Read More

TBT: A letter to my 25 year old self

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In this resource from our archive, Corey Sanders from the Movement Church in Homestead, Florida shares some thoughtful lessons learnt over the years. Among a number of points, Corey notes the importance of what we believe about God; the dangers of ‘fake it till you make it’; and the need to be more aware of what is going on with … Read More