Our Framework

What our congregation are, and how this project works

If we want to see a bigger church, which is making a bigger difference, some of us will have to do some things differently. However, before we get started, we need to make sure we all agree about what we mean by the word: 'Congregation'.

New Congregations gather together on different days, and in different places. They have different approaches to mission, leadership, discipleship and worship. They should be as diverse as the different groups of people whom they exist to serve.


We don't just want to increase the number of worship events - we want to see new communities of disciples growing out of contextually sensitive mission to new groups of people. This is a much more daring approach than most of us are used to.

Every new venture brings with it a new set of challenges. Some people love this, while others find it quite stressful. The Joshua Centre is here to offer you whatever support, encouragement and resourcing you need to get things off to a great start.