Next Wave International Next Wave International™ is a faith-based communications group which is
training organizations to engage the future & move society forward
in a positive direction. Founder / Director: Mal Fletcher

Church Planters Meet

Added 18 November 2006 View full list    Print version    
The Christian Growth International network recently sponsored an event to encourage building significant churches across Europe and beyond.

The network, pioneered and led by Pastors Rick and Bev Murrill, has affiliated churches across the UK, the USA and on the European mainland, with links into Australia. The leadership has a strong vision for church planting.

Mal Fletcher was special guest speaker for the conference, held in Christian Growth Centre, Chelmsford, Essex. He spoke about ‘The Church of 2020’, posing the question: ‘What kind of church will have influence in the next fifteen years if the culture continues to move in the direction it is now?’

Delegates had come from across the UK and parts of the USA, Europe and Australia.

Pastors Rick and Bev Murrill are originally from Australia but felt led to England in 1995, where they joined forces with an old Baptist church in Chelmsfored to form a new entity, Christian Growth Centre.

Since then the church has grown and now has a venue for several hundred people, with plans for greater growth in both size and influence. The church is now pastored by Paul and Lis Gutteridge, who have a strong evangelistic drive.

For more on the church and the network visit www.christiangrowthcentre.com.

Check out Mal Fletcher’s latest book, ‘The Church of 2020’, at our webshop.

Keywords: Christian Growth International | CGI | Rick Murrill | Bev Murrill | Mal Fletcher

Permission to reproduce this article    Send us your feedback    Send this to a friend




Next Wave International is a powerful mission to Europe.
Make a Difference Today!




Read Mal's NEW book...
'FASCINATING TIMES: A Social Commentary'


Catch Mal on EDGES TV...
A Fresh Look At Our World Today...






Search This Site

Add Next Wave to your Favorites
Latest News
BBC News
CNN Europe
EuroNews
Should We Change How We See Growing Old? Mal on BBC
Scottish Independence Results - Mal on LBC Radio
Ice Bucket Challenge - Mal on BBC
PERSECUTION TV Special
Assisted Dying - The Right Way Forward? Mal on BBC
Facebook & Data Privacy - Mal on Australian Radio
More News...
Sign up for e-news

Want to keep in touch with what Next Wave is doing each month? Enter your email address below.

Your Feedback
I've just been browsing this site for the first time & am feeling very blessed to have such valuable resource at my fingertips. If you need any help with editing, I'd love to assist by correspondence.
Emily, Australia

My son is 21 months old & has full Edward's Syndrome. He is a happy, beautiful child & gives so much to so many people. His life is as worthy as any other child. I believe the medical profession should help parents to want to give their children a chance of survival.
Deborah, United Kingdom

Mal, thankyou for provoking me to think more. Your ministry is giving people a real wake up call, provoking Christians to seriously think about how we ought to be responding to issues like celebrity.
Kendal , United Kingdom

Send us your feedback