The Beacon: Church in a New Housing Area

Friday, 25 February, 2011

Our Methodist colleagues in the Fresh Expressions initiative have nearly 1,000 fresh expressions of church. This means that almost one in five Methodist churches is involved in encouraging new forms of church for those who are not already members of any church.

When the Dartford Bridge area became ripe for redevelopment the local Methodist Church appointed Bart Woodhouse as lay leader of a new church plant team. The result is The Beacon.

What is the best way to plant church into a new housing development? Get there early, but commit to stay long term.

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