Our family church – and my place of employment – is Providence Church.

Providence was planted by Nigel Gordon in 2009 with a group of 17 adults and a whole bunch of kids.  The McAlpine family joined at the start of 2011. Our aim is to glorify God by planting seeds of the gospel of Jesus Christ that give rise to his church.  We have self-consciously stripped back the time needed to maintain a traditional church model in order to better do evangelism and mission to those who have no church experience.

If you want to get a better feel for the heartbeat of Providence check out how it fits together.

A number of us write blog posts for Providence.  Check them out here.


  1. Hi Stephen – just read your piece on Exile Stage 2. It may have been a life changing read – till will tell – but it has rocked me and given me that sort of “of course” thats whats going on.
    many thanks
    I wanted to check out “how it fits” but sent me to page in chinese – now i like chinese people etc but i cant read it too good – no hurry – just letting you know

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