Incarnate is a grass-roots church planting and fresh expressions network for the UK and into mainland Europe.
500+ members benefit from networking with others, email news, access to members area and it's totally free, and led by a collective of church planting practitioners. We also act as the Baptist Union of Great Britain's church planting network.
Get involved in the network and receive email updates of events, stories, and resources, and you could share your own story. Comment on and discuss articles,submit an article or church planting or fresh expressions of church, attend regional gatherings and national and European events.
There is a steering team comprising:
I am a husband to wonderful wife; father to 4 great children; 1 fabulous granddaughter; Baptist Regional Minister living in Stourbridge; Passionate about Jesus; keen on sport especially table tennis and golf.
"For years I have been involved in church planting and now I am enabling and supporting. As culture change speeds up there is a need to relevantly communicate the good news today. Incarnate is at the sharp end of this."
Jenni Entrican - Chair
I'm Jenni. A Scot. Started a new expression of church in 2004 called Jacob's Well – learning to 'be church for those who wouldn't come to church.' It's been a great journey as we've learnt something of what it means to have God at the centre of everything. Eating together, growing veg in a community garden, teaching breadmaking – all stuff we love!
"Incarnate Network is really important to me – it's about people with whom I can relate and share the journey of doing something that is a bit outside the box, and it's about stretching my thinking and making new friends – especially at the House Party!"
I started planting Church from Scratch (CFS) in Southend-on-Sea, Essex in 2002 and then pioneered a social enterprise called Shared Space. I continue to be part of CFS and am working to plant a young adults church in the same town and am passionate about resourcing other Baptist pioneering.
"I'm part of Incarnate Network because Baptists need to get serious and excited about incarnational mission and pioneering - Jesus did."
Incarnate Network Development Worker
Barney is development worker for the Incarnate Network. He is an accredited evangelist with the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Barney and his wife Sara live and minister on a large housing estate, near Portsmouth, considered to be an area of high deprivation. They planted Warren Park Cafe Church on the estate 8 years ago. Barney is now developing other community initiatives through Communitas a youth and community organisation that he started last year.
"I am involved in Incarnate as I believe passionately in the creative, pioneering and prophetic models of ministry and church that make up the network. Incarnate offers the opportunity for pioneers to encourage, reflect and learn from one another."
Carmel has just finished training to be a Baptist minister at Bristol Baptist college and moved to Cobridge in Stoke-on-Trent to join an Urban Expression Church planting team. "I'm excited about the new things I see God doing through cake baking, conversation making, garden tending, ear lending, craft creating, generally innovating!"
"The Incarnate Network has introduced me to lots of people who have encouraged and supported me as I have begun to explore different approaches to mission and ministry. I find it a constant source of creativity and inspiration."
Jim is married to Juliet and they are part-time Community Ministers at Avenue Baptist Church, Southend-on-Sea. Their role is to help the church engage creatively with their surrounding communty and to experiment with new ways of doing mission and being church. They helped to initiate café church which takes place at Costa Coffee, Southend-on-Sea every month. Jim and Juliet alos coordinate the work of Urban Expression, an urban mission agency planting churches in six cities across Britain.
All those involved with Incarnate would like to see it grow and become a resource for people involved in mission and church planting in Europe. The network will grow and be shaped by the people who take part in it. Do you have ideas, or want to contribute something, then get in touch.