Greenhouse gathers people together who are exploring how to do church differently, to learn, plan, find mutual support, swap ideas and see their new congregation grow.
We provide a safe space to nurture these new communities and help people develop their pioneering skills - as a greenhouse does for plants.
Greenhouse will help both for those who already have a Fresh Expression or New Christian Worshipping community of some sort, or those who are thinking of starting or restarting one, through a process of accompaniment.
No prior experience is necessary to join; just a commitment from your church to be part of the learning community for two years.
- Gather a team from your local church who want to start, restart or develop a new Christian worshipping community.
- Join a learning community: meet twice a year with other teams to learn, share knowledge and plan your next steps.
- Use just in time learning: we use materials called Godsend (web based or in a book) to help you take the next step as you need it. It uses the wisdom and experience of thousands of people who’ve learned to pioneer before.
- Accompaniment/coaching: experienced pioneer enablers offer support between the learning community gatherings.
The 'listen first' missional journey
A foundational principle of Greenhouse is 'listen first'.
We encourage a simple process that enables a new Christian worshipping community to evolve.
Listen to God and your community - respond with loving service - Growing community - Exploring discipleship/share faith -Evolving worship/church
Who to contact
Richard Priestley, New Christian Communities Development Lead (p/t)
Mandy Priestley, New Christian Communities Development Lead (p/t)