Common Ground’s resource library is now available to you


A new initiative, launched by Common Ground Church in Cape Town, aims to take its best resources and give them away for free. We asked Julie Williams, who is heading up the project, to give us some background on Common Resources and elaborate on what is available… If you’re a church leader, you’ll know how valuable it is to find … Read More

Broken for Blessing: The Underrated Potential of a Medium-Sized Multiplying Church


Alan Frow, lead Elder of a fantastic, multiplying Advance partner church in Southern California has just published his third book, Broken for Blessing: The underrated potential of a medium-sized multiplying church. We asked Alan to send us some background to his new book, and to give us an overview of the themes he covers. Here follows Alan’s blog post, originally … Read More

An update from the Duff’s in Newcastle, England.


Mike and Esole Duff have been leading the charge at Cornerstone, Newcastle for 7 years now. Check out this update on their progress, next steps for Cornerstone Church NCL and some ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle after a couple of years in leadership.

Heading back down the mountain after the Global Conference


For many the Global Conference was a high point of the year. It was a refreshing time of fellowship with friends and an opportunity to re-calibrate hearts amidst busy ministry calendars. ‘Coming down the mountain’ is often done with some hesitation after a rich time together and yet it remains the only way we can take the good things we … Read More

An update from Matt & Alli Gould in Springville, UT


Matt and Ali Gould moved to Springville, Utah 7 years ago to plant a church in Mormon heartland. We caught up with them, now well into their planting story for a quick update on this pioneering community of Christ followers.

Global conference session summaries


Advance hosted its bi-annual Global Conference in Cape Town, South Africa on 29 – 31 May, 2019. The event included 3 full days together, and an array of short and long form input sessions. Below, you will find a summary of each session with video recording alongside. Audio recordings are available on the Advance Movement podcast, as well as our … Read More

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