Monday, August 11, 2008 London Church Plant

It was great to have Chris & Dana Byres visit Milton Keynes over the weekend. (They attended our 12 noon service so read on if you came to one of the earlier services)

Chris & Dana and their 2 children have moved from the USA to plant a church in Wimbledon, London. The church is a network church with Many of you will be familure with it through the OnePrayer teaching series and their Pastor Craig Groeschel. The church will use video teaching from Pastor Craig and

They are also hosting an internet campus of which takes place at 9.30 am GMT each Sunday. They had around 100 people join them this week for the GMT internet experience. It is brilliant to see the internet being used to reach people for God instead of some of the other stuff.

Visit their website, their or become their friend on facebook (Chris facebook , Dana facebook) if that’s your thing.

Edit. Take a look at a new video Chris has done about their launch.

The Open Door / Launch / 14th September from The Open Door on Vimeo.


Jonathan Petersen said...

Billy, I'm reading Craig Groeschel’s book "It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It." The illusive "it" is what attracts people and makes ministries effective. Craig says "it" can't be taught, but "it" can be caught. God gives "it." "It" has a lot to do with the Holy Spirit. Churches that have "it" are incredibly focused, willing to fail, led by people who have "it," and those people see potential when others see problems. Craig says "the spark of passion ignites the fuel for innovation." And he says "it" follows big vision. God makes "it" happen. "It" is from him, by him, and for his glory. You may want to watch brief videos about the book's message at and

Billy Ritchie said...

Thanks Jonathan I took delivery of the book last week. Just finishing off Humility: True Greatness by C J Mulhaney and its next on my list.

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