Church planting

A sign of a healthy church is that it reproduces itself. We believe that church planting remains the most effective way to impact a community and see people come to know Jesus. We continue to be committed to sending and supporting church planting teams to other parts of the UK and Europe.

︎︎︎Lighthouse Church

Rachel and Alan Radbourne were sent out from Open Heaven in Loughborough to plant a new community on the beautiful island of Anglesey in North Wales. Having being brought up on the North Wales Coast, Rachel had always felt God stirring in her a passion for the area. After studying and working in Loughborough for seven years, they felt the time was right to step out and pursue the adventure of planting a modern, relevant expression of church on Anglesey. In December 2017 Lighthouse Church/Capel Goleudy began at Rachel and Alan's kitchen table.
︎︎︎Connect Annency

In 2011, we sent our first church planting team to Annecy in France, a town similar in size to Loughborough. The team learnt the language, gained jobs, embraced the culture and planted a thriving church called Connect Annecy which now meets in the Imperial Hotel. A goal from the very start was to be a church that would connect with young french leaders and eventually release the full leadership of the church to those French leaders. In 2018 this leadership transition happened and a fantastic couple called Francois and Gigi took on the full leadership of the church.

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