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The Church Planting Forum exists to connect church planting initiatives, share resources and establish a platform for holding the missional conversation. We recognise that many church plants start life as informal local initiatives which are often isolated or unsupported. We believe that by networking together with grass-roots initiatives, academic resources, established networks and denominational structures we are able to bring encouragement, support, focus and direction to church planting initiatives across the country.

The Forum meets at a consultation annually, and continues to hold the missional conversation informally throughout the year in a variety of modes: meetings, uploads, use of social media, and communicating details of events and resources which may be of interest to others.


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Wednesday 11th February 2015 at The Bridge, Solihull.

Our Chair Person for the Forum will be Roy Crowne, Executive Director of Hope Together.

Coming from an engineering background, Roy went on to study theology.  He then worked for Youth for Christ for 28 years, the last 13 years of which was as YFC’s National Director. 

Roy’s passion is to see the Church working together for the purpose of mission and as co-founder of Hope 08, alongside Andy Hawthorne and Mike Pilavachi, Roy is now Executive Director of HOPE, a mission initiative working together with the Church in word and action, for this big year of mission of 2014.

Roy loves to preach, teach and see the Church being Good News in order to bring about transformation. 

The topics that we will be looking into at the 2015 CPF include:

  • Regional Initiatives
  • Church Plant Mapping
  • Cross Cultural Mission
  • Urban Mission
  • Denominational Strategies
  • Community Profiling

Bookings for this event will open on 17th November 2014. Click here to book your tickets.

Be one of the first 30 to book and you can receive a £10 discount.

Church Planting Forum Newsletter:
We have started a Church Planting Forum Newsletter with inspirational stories to encourage you.

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Want to know more?

  • Click here to watch a video of Martin Robinson Talking Mission
  • For more information about the Church Planting Forum, please contact Penny Simpkins, Event Organiser for Together In Mission, at penny@springdalecollege.org.uk
  • 2014 Church Planting Forum report can be read here.
  • Report on Church Planting in Europe, published in 2012 by Eurochurch.net, can be read here.