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Tim Matthews: The highs and lows of church planting in Bournemouth

November 10, 2018

Meet the man who turned up three hours late to his first date with his now wife, says he "crashed and burned" at university and had to endure 12 failed attempts at church planting. Tim Matthews is remarkably up front about the moments in his life which haven't gone to plan. But behind these tales is a much larger story of God's faithfulness. In 2014, the former accountant moved his family from London to Bournemouth to take on St Swithun's church. What began with a small team of just 11 adults is now a thriving church, regularly gathering 600 people on a Sunday. In this in depth interview, Tim recalls many of the highs and lows of his church planting experience with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes. For more from Tim, see his new book LOVE CHURCH: Join the adventure of hope (Hodder & Stoughton)  

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