Across our Baptist Together family there are an increasing number of rapidly growing churches.  The Firestarters Network exists to share the stories and simple lessons from these churches to help other churches grow.

What is Firestarters Network?

At the Firestarters Network we are passionate about helping churches grow. For the last five years we have done this primarily by hosting Firestarter Conversations – intentionally small, two day forums where leadership teams gather to listen to the stories of growing Baptist churches, to learn the lessons of how God is at work, and to commit together to action. 

This year the Firestarters Network is working to increase our ability to support growth in Baptist churches across the UK by offering a newly published book, a podcast (to be released Spring 2023) and an exploration of learning communities for those working in scattered or non-traditional church expressions.

Firestarters is part funded by our national body, working in partnership with associations, to have a tangible gospel impact on our local churches.

You can find out more about Firestarter events and resources at these links.

On This Rock: Simple lessons and achievable habits for church growth

The heart cry of most churches is to see people transformed by the message of the gospel. But very few of our churches are experiencing the kind of growth and transformation they long to see.

This little book is bursting with the real stories of churches that have seen the power of the gospel at work. They’re ordinary churches experiencing extraordinary growth. Along-side the stories, this book captures simple lessons and achievable habits behind that growth.

The book also provides practical guidance for leaders and leadership teams to explore these principles together.

Books are available for £4. To purchase a book for you or your team order online at: On This Rock Book Orders.

Who are the Firestarters Churches?

The ‘growing churches’ that are working together to host the Firestarter community are real churches made up of real people in very real and diverse situations –  and yet the growth in new followers of Jesus and baptisms is unusual.   Few, count as a ‘large’ church.  But God is reaching unexpected amounts of people through them.

Firestarters is about growing churches helping grow churches, together.

Is Firestarters for you?

The Firestarters Conversations and resources have been created with a wide variety of people and churches in mind. To find out more about who might find these events or materials most helpful click one of the links below.

Firestarters is partly funded by Baptists Together as part of their central vision to see “Growing healthy churches in relationship for God’s mission.”  Whilst most of the churches that attend are Baptist Churches we do welcome church leaders from all denominations.