Just to recap, the way we are building community at CCK is through Zones, which are simply a cluster of Small Groups that relate based upon their geographical location in the City (with the exception of Internationals, Students & Youth, which gather demographically). At the moment we have 14 such Zones, and we have built faithfully in line with what God has prophetically said to us over the years. For more details on that, you can check out the first post here…
We strive to be a thoroughly welcoming church, and this requires us to add newcomers to genuine community, no matter what their background or location in the City.
So where are the Zones?
The map below shows the approximate boundaries across the City, with each Zone comprising between 40 and 150 CCK attendees.
We will go into more detail about their structure and purpose in the next post.
Who leads the Zones?
Below are short bios of the current leaders - they are carrying the vision for the development and growth of healthy, gospel-centred communities that provide the backdrop for living life well together.
Adur Zone (Shoreham & beyond) is led by John & Anna Chattell. They are passionate about their part of the City- its people and unique flavour! John is a West Country bloke and Anna is Sicilian, and they have a new baby boy in the family!
Harbour Zone (Portslade & Southwick) is led by Matt & Jo Simmonds. Matt & Jo have three beautiful daughters and live in Fishersgate.
North Hove Zone is led by Dan & Adrienne Sweetman who have two fabulous girls! Living in Hangleton is a high privilege with so many established CCK members surrounding them.
South Hove Zone is led by Andrew & Clare Knight who have three young children. Their vision for the zone is that each one should enjoy their relationship with God and participation in the community life of the area.
Hove Central Zone is led by Dave Fahrer and his team. He is an engineer of the highest quality and loves American Football and hot dogs!
North Brighton Zone encompasses Patcham, Hollingbury, Westdene and areas North such as Hassocks. It is led by Mike and Susi Sandeman who are passionate to see a vibrant expression of church in the area.
Fiveways Zone is led by Chris & Helen Evans and their three young children, and stretches across Preston Park and Hollingdean. It is their desire to build community and see mission flow from it.
Seven Dials Zone, led by Dave & Anna Brading, is made up of people literally on neighbouring streets. Our aim is to have an expression of God's kingdom on every one!
Laines & Kemptown Zone, led by James & Alexis Foreman and their three young lads, is a place of creativity, tourism and business - and full of people from all over the world. It is where Brighton works, shops, eats, drinks and socialises, and we love to be Jesus' people here amongst it!
Roundhill Zone is a vibrant disctrict led by PJ & Olivia Palomaki. They love their part of the City and seek to serve it with their passionate team.
East Zone is led by Stephen and Emma Dawson. They have the privilege of being loved by Jesus, living in Whitehawk, raising four little dudes and seeing communities established for CCK.
International Zone is led by Alan & Marian Preston. It caters for those that are completely new to the UK. Many nations; one great family!
Student Zone is led by Matt Carvel. It lives out the vision of the church by making Jesus known to the thousands of students in Brighton and getting to know Him better ourselves.
We are in a tremendously exciting phase of the life of CCK in our City, and the way we build must reflect our conviction that we are ‘In Brighton, For Brighton’. Building a great house for God is a task that we are all called to, and all invited to. Each member has a part to play!
The prophet Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles in Babylon says it like this in Jeremiah 29:4-7
In the next post we will ask: what is Zone life?