We see Alive as a strategic multi-site church made up of thousands, expressing itself in numerous locations, seeing many people come to faith and equipping people who passionately follow Jesus Christ.

We see a planting church who actively raise leaders and send teams to plant new locations. A church readily working in partnership with other churches and ministries for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.

We see Alive having a heart for the re-evangelisation of the UK, believing we have a significant contribution to make.

Stuart & Irene

Stuart and Irene Bell are the Senior Pastors of ALIVE, having led the church for over 30 years.

Their primary responsibility is to set the vision and values of the church, to oversee their implementation and outworking and to set a teaching programme that promotes and inspires the same within the whole church. They lead the leadership forums and are responsible for the emergence of new leaders.

We see Alive as a KNOWING church. A multi-ethnic, multi-generational church who value all people, ensuring everyone is given an opportunity to know Jesus. We see a body of people who carry the heart and ethos of the church in all age ranges.

Vision For Alive Church


We love children and young people at Alive. We have outstanding, fun-filled, God-centred, age-specific programmes running alongside each of our main services and throughout the week.


We want every young person to fulfill their God-given potential. With opportunities to meet other amazing young people, worship to incredible music and hear inspiring preaching from the team.


Alive Students is about equipping every student to live the fullest life in studies, on campus, in friendships and in halls and homes. We believe you're here on purpose and we're here to help you live it!

Young Adults

Alive YA is about empowering every young adult. From graduating to relationship building, marriage or singleness to starting a family - we believe God has a plan for you, and we're here to help you discover it.

Connect Groups

Life is lived best in a community. Connect groups are small groups that meet regularly in people's homes to help you discover community, grow your faith and settle more into the Alive family.


At Alive, teams provide an opportunity for everyone to use their gifts to make the church a place where people encounter God and find community. You can be a part of making that happen!


Life is not meant to be lived alone. Alive Men is about bringing together sons, brothers and fathers to grow in our faith, so we can become the force God wants us to be for our families, communities and nation!


Alive Women is passionate about bringing together daughters, sisters and mothers to grow in their faith. When it comes to making this world a better place we are better and stronger together.


We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian Faith, ask questions and share their point of view. Why not try Alpha.


The whole church dedicating an entire week to prayer, a day of fasting and an evening to prayer and worship. All to see God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.


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Registered Office: Alive, 22 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1XD t: 01522 542 166 | f: 01522 545 860 | e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registered Charity No: 1140435. Registered Company No: 7494717. A company limited by guarantee having no share capital. A member of the Evangelical Alliance. Part of the Groundlevel Network of churches.