Erik’s first 100 days in office

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Erik Santiago was appointed as Advance’s director of operations in the fourth quarter of 2019. Since then he has traveled to a number of Advance gatherings, including the Global conference in Cape Town, to connect with church leaders in our movement. He shares a bit of background to his journey with Advance and his perspectives on our partnership. There is … Read More

Glasgow Grace – one year in!

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Iain and Lyndsay Kennedy planted Glasgow Grace Church in late 2018, with their first public meetings launching in January 2019. Now one year in, Iain shares some perspectives with us after their first year of ministry to their fellow Glaswegians. We celebrated our first birthday last Sunday and it’s been a great reminder to lift our heads from the week-to-week … Read More

Movement perspectives from Sam & Becki Cox

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Sam & Becki Cox currently serve as worship pastors at Monument Church, Washington D.C. In addition to their responsibilities at Monument, they have served the wider church for years through song writing and are well known in the British Worship music community. For the last 2 years they have traveled extensively, leading worship around the world at Advance gatherings. We … Read More

Disaster response: One Harbor Church in Ocracoke, NC

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In early September 2019, Hurricane Dorian hit the East Coast of the United States. Gratefully, the hurricane missed our friends at One Harbor Church, in Morehead City. However it struck their neighbors in Ocracoke with devastating effect. Having recently launched a local recovery effort in their own town after Hurricane Florence, the One Harbor team sent volunteers to Ocracoke to … Read More

A new partner in South Wales, GodFirst Barry

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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

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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’s 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

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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

Say hello to Foundation Church, Belfast

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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

New church plants in Antananarivo, Madagascar

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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

From Dar Es Salaam, with Love

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Sheshi and Trudie Kaniki planted into Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in 2013. They recently ran an evangelistic campaign in their city, titled ‘Love Dar’. We caught up with Sheshi to find out more about the campaign, and the various events and activities they hosted. It is awesome to see multiple points along the way that God’s Tribe was inspired by, … Read More