Partnership

MGP Partnership Application form.

Partner Churches

MGP is primarily a partnership of Midlands churches.
The map below shows MGP’s partner churches.

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Becoming a partner

Partnership is open to any church in the Midlands which subscribes to MGP’s Doctrinal basis and shares MGP’s convictions about the shape of gospel ministry:

 

For more information about the MGP, please download the leaflet.

To apply, please fill in the MGP Partnership Application form

Steering Committee & MGP Trustees

The steering committee, who act as the charity trustees for MGP,  plan and coordinate MGP’s activities including our conferences and training programme, as well as overseeing MGP’s finances.

Leo Davison : Minister of Christ Church Wyre Forest

Leo Davison

Minister of Christ Church Wyre Forest

Chairman of Midlands Men’s Convention

Chris Hobbs : Vicar of St. Stephen's and St Wulstan's, Selly Park, Birmingham

Chris Hobbs

Vicar of St. Stephen's and St Wulstan's, Selly Park, Birmingham

Paul Hancock : MMTC course leader, MGP's Director of Training.

Paul Hancock

MMTC course leader, MGP's Director of Training.

Richard Hopkins : Minister of Emmanuel Church, Bramcote, Nottingham

Richard Hopkins

Minister of Emmanuel Church, Bramcote, Nottingham

MGP chairman

Neil Powell : Pastor of City Church, Birmingham

Neil Powell

Pastor of City Church, Birmingham

Responsibility for church planting

John Russell : Lead Minister of Cornerstone Church, Nottingham

John Russell

Lead Minister of Cornerstone Church, Nottingham

Andy Upton : Pastor of Knighton Free Church, Leicester

Andy Upton

Pastor of Knighton Free Church, Leicester

Other members

Liz Cox : Minister for Women and Community, St. Gile's Church, Derby

Liz Cox

Minister for Women and Community, St. Gile's Church, Derby

Chair of Midlands Women’s Conventions

Laurie Fearon : Church Manager of St Stephens, Selly Park, Birmingham

Laurie Fearon

Church Manager of St Stephens, Selly Park, Birmingham

Kathryn Jackson : Director of Ministry at Cornerstone Church, Nottingham with responsibility for women's and families ministries

Kathryn Jackson

Director of Ministry at Cornerstone Church, Nottingham with responsibility for women's and families ministries

Chair of MGP Youth & Children’s Committee

Partner organisations

MGP partner organisations are other Christian organisations that wish to work in partnership with MGP.  Partner organisations subscribe to our Doctrinal basis and share our convictions about the shape of gospel ministry (see above).  Any Christian group interested in becoming a MGP partner organisation should fill in the MGP Partnership Application form.

Our partner organisations are:

9:38 – Run conferences to help Christians consider full-time gospel ministry, provide resources and advice & promote ministry training opportunities in local churches.https://ninethirtyeight.org/

10 of those– Supports Christian mission through the provision of quality Christian resources https://www.10ofthose.com/

2020Birmingham– is a church planting movement working across denominations with the aim of assisting in the planting of 20 churches in Birmingham by the year 2020. http://2020birmingham.org/

 
 
Africa Inland Mission–  is a Christian mission sending agency with a heart for Africa’s peoples. Their stated mission is to see “Christ-centered churches established among all African peoples. https://aimint.org

AWM-Pioneers – sharing the good news with unreached Muslims of the Arab world https://www.awm-pioneers.org/

City To City UK – wants to compliment the work being done through existing networks in our country rather than compete with them. The aim is to focus on the three distinctives of the City to City theological vision: Gospel, City & Movement. As we consider all that it means to be churches for our time and place we believe City to City UK can help us meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. http://citytocityuk.com/

Crossteach  –  teaching about the Christian faith in schools. Our vision is for pupils to develop spiritually through understanding, engaging with and responding to the Christian faith. http://www.crossteach.com/

Living Out  – helping Christian brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attraction stay faithful to Biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time; helping the Christian Church understand how they can better help those who experience same-sex attraction to flourish; helping the wider world hear and understand that there is more than just one viable script for those who are same-sex attracted. http://www.livingout.org/

OM  – working in every region of the world, OM’s aim is to motivate and equip Christians to share God’s love, and to strengthen and plant churches especially in areas where Christ’s love is least known. https://uk.om.org/

 

Individual Partners

It is also possible for individuals who do not belong to a MGP partner church to become individual partners. Requirements for individual partnership are the same as for church partnership. Churches or individuals interested in partnership please fill in the MGP Partnership Application form