News Stories

An end of an era for Evangelical Alliance in Wales as Elfed Godding plans to step down

Elfed Godding will step down as national director for Wales and coalitions at the Evangelical Alliance at the end of September to embark on a new phase of ministry. The Evangelical Church in Wales will miss the wisdom and commitment that Elfed has shown to Wales over many years and without whom the Net Cardiff and Net Wales would not exist.     After a three-year period seeking God's will for the next chapter in his life and service, Elfed announced in May that after 19 years at the organisation, he will stand down to focus on local church leadership…

Purple Shoot and starting up a Self-Reliant Group

Purple Shoots is an organisation we have featured before on the Net Cardiff and one of the projects there are involved in is the creation of what they call Self-Reliant Groups here is how it works.  These groups aim to help their members develop skills and confidence in an atmosphere of mutual trust and support, and hopefully to develop income-generating ideas which will help transform their lives. What does an SRG look like? They are small groups (5-10 people) who are from a local community and have a similar background and who want to make differences in their lives. How…

Lives Transformed - New "My Story" videos

It has been a while since we have been able to bring you any new stories to the "My Story" Collection but here are two great stories of men both living in Wales who's lives have been transformed by the power of God at work in thier lives.  Declan  - The Story of a Life Transformed  Declan was brought up by nuns in an orphanage in Northern Ireland at the heart of the troubles. His life could have turned in many directions but as we see in this video his life as a orphan was to dramatically change as he…

Sports Chaplaincy Wales needs your help...

Globally it is reckoned that Wales is famous for 3 things: 1-  Singing – we are the land of song and our choirs are sought the world over. 2 – Sheep – out numbering the human population by over 3 to 1, you can’t go anywhere in Wales without encountering sheep. 3 – Finally Sport – Wales has a great reputation for playing and delivering sport at the very highest level and very much punch above our weight in the sporting world. Just think back to the recent Commonwealth Games, we came home with a record medal haul. We are…

Evangelical Alliance UK make key appointment to equip young adults for mission

The Evangelical Alliance UK has appointed Phil Knox as its first head of mission to young adults as part of its drive to position a passion for Jesus and making Him known at the heart of its mission work.  Phil joins the Evangelical Alliance following 12 years working for Youth for Christ, where he has most recently been director of church resources.  Gavin Calver, director of mission at the Evangelical Alliance, commented on the appointment: "I am absolutely delighted that Phil will be joining our team. He brings wonderful experience, great passion and clear expertise in the area of mission…

‘Welcome one – Welcome all’ - National Month of Prayer for toddler groups – June 2018

The National Month of Prayer for toddler group ministries will again take place in June. This year’s theme is ‘Welcome one – welcome all’ with Luke 19v1-10 as the keynote scripture. This annual prayer focus encourages churches to pray for the work of their toddler groups as they reach out to serve the needs of families in the local community. The story of Zacchaeus is a wonderful example of friendship and hospitality – 2 key elements to any toddler group. It involves a little man (lots of little ones at toddler groups) who wanted to be a friend of Jesus. As many groups offer an unconditional warm welcome to families in local…

Church service at the National Eisteddfod this August

The National Eisteddfod of Wales will be in Cardiff, August 2018 and during the Eistedfod there will be a special service on Sunday 5th August.  The service will be organised by Welsh Churches at the National Eisteddfod and in order to attend the service you will need a special ticket available from the Cytûn website: You need to request your tickets before SATURDAY, 30 June 2018.  Tickets for attending the Service on Sunday 5thAugust will be available free of charge by contacting Cytûn. You can request tickets by following the link to the application form, which can be found on the main page…

Speak Up - a great resource from Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance Wales and The Net Cardiff hosted an event this May on the subject of our religious freedom called "Handling Religious Freedom in 21st Century Wales." The key speaker was Simon McCrossan. Much of the basis for his talk came from a great resource called Speak Up is a resource from the Evangelical Alliance and the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship to equip and inspire Christians with confidence and knowledge of the current legal freedoms we have to share our faith.  The good news of Jesus is something Christians all have a part in sharing. Through our everyday lives – in the local playground,…

Bo Bakes - just one example of the great work of Purple Shoots

Many of you will know of the great work done by an organisation called Purples Shoots working out of South Wales. We thought you might like to hear just one of thier good news stories: The story of BO GRANT We often think that we don’t shout out enough about our amazing clients who achieve incredible success in the face of often quite terrible circumstances and don’t give up even when they come up against multiple setbacks and rejections. A great example of this is Carolyn Grant – known to all her friends as Bo, now the owner and proprietor…

Praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’? Here’s a next step.

Across the UK, churches are joining in the Archbishop’s Thy Kingdom Come Pentecost season of prayer – from 10th to 20th May. The focus is on more people coming to know Jesus. The simple next step in making those prayers real – is a guest service on Sunday 17th June, as part of The National Weekend of Invitation. And leading into it with an Invitation Cross Sunday on May 13th –a simple way to help people face their fear of inviting and to nail down who they will invite. Out there are up to 3 million people open to receiving an invitation. Many are already in touch with…