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The Life in the Spirit conference started in 1979 and has blessed many who have attended and listened to its recordings. This conference is run by a group of church leaders who, over the years have grown the initial group of "brothers" into a relational network. To further facilitate all that God is doing in us and through us and in response to His prophetic call, we adopted the name Kinetic Network in 2018.


In 2023 following a gathering of senior church leaders, and in response to prayerful consideration and prophetic words, the Lord called us to evolve Kinetic Network into a family of leaders and churches, committed to transformation of individuals, churches, societies and nations through Spirit and Word.




– united by loving relationships and a common purpose


– through friendship, teaching, training, and supportive apostolic teams


– one another to work both inside and outside of our family of churches


If you want to know more about Kinetic Network and how you and/or your church could explore getting involved, please contact Clare Rudland -


is the only true God who lives eternally in three distinct but equal persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In his love and power he created all things for his glory and continues to sustain and rule over them.


hears and answers the prayers of those who call upon him, saving and bringing into relationship those who come to him in the name of his son, Jesus. He is faithful to every promise he has made.


is God the Son incarnate, fully God and fully man, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, sinless in birth and life, dying on the cross as a sacrifice in our place, bearing God’s punishment for our sin, defeating evil, and reconciling us to God. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where he reigns as Saviour and Lord.


is fully God, equal with the Father and Son. He glorifies Jesus, convicts sinners, gives spiritual life through new birth, gives understanding of the Bible, indwells all believers, gives assurance, produces likeness to Christ, brings a God’s tangible presence, continues to give signs and wonders, distributes all the biblical gifts of the Spirit, empowers individuals and churches for mission.


is the revelation of God, every word inspired without error in the original writings which are Old (39 books) and New (27 books) Testaments, alone having final authority for Christian faith and life.


is by God’s unconditional election, accomplished by Christ’s death and resurrection, offered to all in the gospel, applied to the elect by the Holy Spirit so that we are justified by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, giving forgiveness of sins, granting eternal life, uniting us with Jesus, adopting us into God’s family, ensuring the preservation of all true believers.


is created in God’s image, both men and women equal yet distinct, so that each individual has inherent and equal dignity and value, whose highest purpose is to obey, worship, love and enjoy God forever. However, every aspect of the human nature has been corrupted by sin so that all are without spiritual life, guilty sinners and enemies of God until redeemed.


is the body of which Jesus is the head, his bride, a universal church to which all who are saved belong, expressed as local churches committed to worship, Bible-teaching, fellowship, prayer, baptism, the Lord’s Supper, pastoral care, godly leaders, discipline, mission.


is to be shared with all the world so that God’s kingdom may come for the transformation of individuals, churches, society, and nations.


is the leader of the demons who oppose God’s kingdom in various ways. They are a defeated force who can be overcome in the name of Jesus with prayer. His final doom is guaranteed.


is glorious and guaranteed for all believers since the Lord Christ Jesus Christ will return to raise the dead, judge the world in righteousness, send the lost into an eternal punishment of being separated from God forever, consummate the salvation of his people, give them eternal joy in a new heaven and a new earth.


Come along to any of  our leaders' conferences and you will not only get great worship, teaching and ministry but you will also make friends and have access to support, teaching and friendships from our national network of members and also from other churches near to you.

Churches and leaders help one another with teaching, preaching, mentoring, training, leaders’ days, accountability, support, friendship and prayer. This is especially valuable for churches and leaders who are not part of larger denominations, spheres or movements.

If you can’t make it to one of our conferences but would like to be in touch with other Kinetic Network churches and leaders do feel free to contact us.




Gareth is Senior Pastor of Ridgeway Community Church (Didcot and Wallingford) and heads up the Kinetic Network team. After a career in Sales Management, he entered full time ministry in 1999. During 12 years in Manchester, he was involved in church planting and served in developmental roles with The Message Trust. Gareth and his long-suffering wife Tracey, have two relatively grown-up children, Sam and Sian. Rightly or wrongly, he will be a Manchester City fan until his dying day.


Rob is part of the Kinetic leadership team heading up the development of local hubs and leading Kinetic Network conferences. He’s also a school chaplain in a Church of England secondary school and part of the leadership team of the South Eastern Baptist Association. He’s married to Alona and they have 4 daughters and a dog called Casper


Paul is from a Presbyterian / Brethren background in Northern Ireland. He is a former director of Tie Rack and spent 30 years serving as an Elder and the Leader of International Gospel Church in Burnt Oak, London before joining Three Rivers Church Bedford as Lead Pastor in 2011. Married to Ruth, they have 3 children – Timothy (married to Mikaela) Daniel (married to Shanelle) and Karis (married to Paul). A Trustee of various Christian organisations Paul’s passion is for God, His Church, His Kingdom and His World. He also loves Soccer, Rugby, History, Politics and People. Three things that sum him up are The Lord, Unity & Relationship.


As a talented Musician Marc has gained recognition in many projects over the years as a lead guitarist and worship leader -most notably with Vineyard. He has been a regular part of the Soul Survivor worship group and last year rejoined his band Vera Cruz to play at the ‘Big Church Day Out’. Marc is married to Veronica and they have two children Lemmy & Lainey. The family moved to Bedford in 2012 when Marc became youth & student pastor at Three Rivers Church. 2015 saw the launch of his third album ‘Promise’.


Tom is the Senior Pastor at New Life Church, New Milton on the south coast. Tom is a graduate of Moorlands College and his passions in ministry are visionary leadership and preaching. He is married to Kalee and they have three children. Elizabeth, Matthew and Eleanor.



Meryl trained and worked as a nurse and spent a number of years serving God overseas with her family before returning to England. She moved to Bedford and continued to work for a Missions organisation as their International Prayer Coordinator before joining the staff at Three Rivers Church Bedford in January 2013. She now works with the leadership team in pastoral, prayer and prophetic ministry and also facilitates communication within the church. She is married to Andy and between them they have six children. She enjoys good food, walking and photography. She has a passion for prayer and for seeing people transformed by the power of God.


Ruth, born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland married to Paul has 3 grown up children and 3 grandsons. She trained and worked as an occupational therapist before working in the church advice centre, majoring on debt advice for over 20 years. Paul and Ruth lived in Belfast for 5 years, followed by 30 years in Edgware, London and now living in Bedford. Ruth is committed to seeing individuals being “free to be who they are in Christ”. Spending a lot of her time in developing this in others, alongside mentoring.


Jon grew up among the ‘Gospel Standard Strict & Particular Baptists’, rebelled as a teenager and was converted whilst studying at Agricultural College. Following a degree at London Bible College, Jon spent 20 years pastoring in NW London. In 2003 he became Senior Pastor of Rock Christian Centre, Sheffield which has grown to become an exciting multi-cultural inner city church, home to a busy Foodbank; Sheffield Street Pastors, and a new outreach project to addicts. In 2016 the church purchased a new site with 2 buildings and has also taken over a redundant chapel. Currently there is a £600,000 fundraising appeal to provide a 500+ seat auditorium and community centre. Jon is married to Tricia who coordinates Sheffield Street Pastors. They have 3 adult children, 2 young grandchildren and a big dog! Jon’s hobbies include cars, driving, DIY, gardening etc!
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