What’s On

Breaking Ground Conference

18-19 November 2022

Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ

We’re launching this November with a 2-day conference. Hear from speakers, breakout sessions on planting, brainstorm and collaborate with other leaders, network, pray, share & learn.

Speaker Line-up

Femi Osunnuyi

City to City Africa

Tim Simmonds

Catalyst, Northern Gospel Project

Neil Powell

Director, London Project

Jonathan Bell

Director, Birmingham Collective

Ralph Cunnington

Catalyst, Northern Gospel Project

Workshop Topics Include

How has God shaped you for church planting?

Matt Waldock

Raising families in urban disadvantaged areas

Lizzie Bassford

Tech for the city


Worship in a church plant

Dayna Akindele & Josh Foulkes

From Vision to Mission: The First 5 Years

Jonathan Bell

Making disciples in Asian spaces

John Brett

Church plant to multisite – Building a Disciple-Making Church

Colin Baron

Church Plants Need Creatives

Tessa Reed


Day One

For current and aspiring leaders and planters to learn, discuss, worship and pray.


Day Two

For current and aspiring team members, senders and anyone else interested in church planting.


Church planting should not be like building a building – one big traumatic event followed by a deep collective sigh of relief that it’s done. Paul was continually engaged in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting… church planting should be as much an ongoing, natural part of your ministry as worship, evangelism, fellowship, education, and service.

Tim Keller