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Bristol Team

The Bristol Team is committed to enhancing the impact of Inspire in the South West of England.

If you would like to find out more about Inspire, or talk about how to get involved, the please contact us.

David Lawrence


David Lawrence

Lead Missioner


David is the Teaching Pastor at Thornbury Baptist Church, near Bristol. He has many years experience in local church leadership, leadership training and, from 2010-2014, was involved in developing the vision and work of the Inspire Movement. David’s continuing involvement as a Missioner with Inspire is founded on his belief that making disciples, those who receive and respond to God’s love by loving their neighbour as themselves, is crucial to the life and mission of the church in the West at this time. The Inspire way of life, and the practices of the fellowship band, offer a simple but profound means of developing such disciples.

Stephen Newell

Stephen Newell



Why Inspire: For years I’ve tried to work out how to develop both myself and others as disciples. In truth success has been limited! However I find Inspire’s approach very helpful. We all need others to challenge us and encourage us. We often know what we want to do, or need to do in order to grow or be more faithful. Having others to encourage us means that commitments get followed through, and real change can occur.

Introducing Inspire


“Using this format (fellowship band), and the ideas from Inspire has been the most formative and indeed inspiring ‘thing’ for want of a better word, that I have been part of for years.”

“No matter how tired I have been going to these sessions I have always come away spiritually encouraged, refreshed and enthused to continue on in God’s mission wherever I am.”

“I feel more confident in who I am as a Christian but also as a leader in Christian ministry.”

“Thanks so much for the teaching sessions this year. I found them inspirational and I love the discussion format – it really engages those present, and we learn so much more than listening to a talk. It is one of the few places that ministers get “fed” and so is very valuable to us”


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