Frontline Church

Frontline Church is an independent church in Liverpool, England, that is affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance. The church has 2 sites within Merseyside, in Wavertree and the Wirral. There are currently between 700 - 900 people that attend Frontline Church[1] and a staff body of about 30 people which includes church, youth and student workers, pastoral and administrative staff.

Frontline Church, Liverpool
53°23′44.6″N 2°55′46.1″W / 53.395722°N 2.929472°W / 53.395722; -2.929472Coordinates: 53°23′44.6″N 2°55′46.1″W / 53.395722°N 2.929472°W / 53.395722; -2.929472
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationIndependent
Websitehttp://www.frontline.org.uk
History
Founded1991
Clergy
Senior pastor(s)John Harding

In 2010 Frontline Church was visited by Nick Clegg and Cherie Blair.[2][3]

In 2015 John Harding became Senior Pastor taking over from Dave Connolly and Nic Harding who founded Frontline Church in 1991.

HistoryEdit

The Early Years 1991-1995Edit

Frontline Church was founded in 1991 by Pastors Nic Harding and Dave Connolly when they joined their 2 congregations together.

In 1993 Dave Sharples founded Kids Klub, a modern-day Sunday school that set out to make church accessible and relevant to inner city kids. In 2012 Dave was appointed a MBE in recognition of his 19 years of service to children and young people in Liverpool.[4]

Wavertree Building 1996-2011Edit

In 1996, when Frontline had around 300 people in their congregation, they purchased an old army barracks in the area of Wavertree. This building was completely renovated and refurbished and was called the 'Frontline Centre'.

Planting new services 2012-2020Edit

In 2012 Frontline planted a new service in the City Centre of Liverpool, known as Frontline Central. Frontline Central is now called Crowd Church, rebranded in 2020 due to the pandemic, and is part of the Frontline Church network. Frontline Toxteth was launched in September 2014.

New Senior Pastor 2015-Edit

In September 2015 John Harding took over as Senior Pastor having "apprenticed" alongside Founding Pastors Dave Connolly and Nic Harding for several years. As Senior Pastor, John is responsible for the vision and health of the church and for leading the Senior Leadership Team.

Missional CommunitiesEdit

Frontline Church uses a Missional Community structure which helps enable every member to get involved in mission and ministry.

Imagine If TrustEdit

Imagine If Trust is a partner charity of Frontline Church working to bring about transformation through a range of community projects, including L15 FoodHub and Streetwise.[5]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Could this be the church to calm our secularist outrage?". The Guardian. 2011-06-13. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  2. ^ Bartlett, David. "Nick Clegg heads back to Liverpool". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  3. ^ Blair, Office of Cherie. "Cherie Blair". cherieblair.org. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  4. ^ "Dave Sharples Awarded An MBE: CR spoke with him about Kidz Klub". www.crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  5. ^ "Imagine If Trust". www.imagineiftrust.org. Retrieved 2016-02-10.