In case you missed it | May

AdvanceIn case you missed it, News

Every month Advance publishes a range of stories, updates and news on our social media channels. This news is summarized in a monthly emailer. Check out May’s news summary which includes a sneak peak at the Global Conference held in Cape Town, blog updates from Hope Rhondda and the Movement Church. Also, great examples of leaders being invited into other … Read More

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

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.

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

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

Chatting to Ziba Mbense about the journey to planting in Langa, Cape Town


Tell us about the neighbourhood of Langa? Langa is a township and suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It was established in 1927. Similar to other townships in South Africa, Langa is one of many areas in South Africa that were designated for Black Africans during the apartheid era. Langa is rich in history, culture, diversity and enterprise. However the … Read More

Reconciliation Road Church update


Gareth and Nadine Bowley began an extraordinary journey 16 years ago when they moved into leadership in what was to become Reconciliation Road Church. The church is just South of Durban, South Africa. Check out this video update to learn more about this great church that is doing great unifying work in a community with a long history of division.

Terry Virgo visits the Western Cape Hub in South Africa


Terry Virgo recently spent 3 weeks in Cape Town, South Africa, with the congregations of Common Ground Church. During his stay, Terry was kind enough to spend an afternoon with Church leaders from the Western Cape Hub, teaching through three pertinent sessions, aimed at church Eldership teams. You can listen to the sessions here: