Common Ground Conference - Saturday 9th November

As Diaspora churches grow at a rapid rate many are challenged with how to reach London with the gospel contextually, at the same time many churches in London have yet to fully engage with what God is doing through Diaspora congregations and communities.

God has brought together a global church to reach a global city. In order to see London transformed by the gospel, partnerships between indigenous and diaspora churches are essential.

London needs Jesus, and the church shares a common mission to see the gospel proclaimed and the kingdom extended in our city.

London City Mission’s Common Ground conference is a platform for church leaders of all backgrounds to engage with the common challenges facing Diaspora mission in London and to explore ways forward.

Conference topics will include:
Contextual Problems for Diaspora Mission
Intercultural Gospel Partnership - forging a way forward
2nd Generation Diaspora and Church
Cross-cultural Leadership

There will also be panel discussions and Q&A sessions to help us fully engage with the topics.

Conference details:

Date: Saturday 9th November

Time: 10am-4pm (registration opens at 9.00am)

Registration fee: £10 - includes lunch and conference recordings

Location: 175 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2AH

For enquiries, please email diasporaministries@lcm.org.uk.

The church in London is growing - some stats

  • On average two churches open every week in London. 
  • Church attendance has similarly increased, finding churchgoing among individuals up by 16%.
  • Growth is mainly outside the historic denominations long-established in the UK. Although there is evidence of growth in these churches, growing churches are typically likely to be Independent or Pentecostal, and often have high proportions of black and minority ethnic (BAME) attendees within their congregations.
  • Two thirds of the increase of churches in London in general has been due to the growth of Black Pentecostal churches as well as a notable increase in Asian and Eastern European congregations.
Because London needs Jesus