wordle 3 med -bluegreen Life Church Logo

About Christian Growth International

CHRISTIAN GROWTH INTERNATIONAL was founded by Rick and Bev Murrill when they came to England from Australia in 1996 to lead the church that became known as Christian Growth Centre in Chelmsford.  Out of this church a network has developed as churches have been planted out of Chelmsford and other churches have sought relationship with CGi.


As a network of churches CGi aims to provide support and covering for churches and groups who have come together in relationship with a common DNA to build church and to extend the kingdom. There are currently CGi churches (known as Christian Growth Centres) in Chelmsford, Maldon, Ramsden Heath, Paisley, Orkney, Nottingham, Stoke, Rayleigh, Basildon, Great Baddow Chelmsford and Billericay.


In addition, CGi has a mission project in Uganda with the development of a children’s village for children suffering with AIDs. To find out more, click here.


With this focus in mind they have established M:POWER Ministry Training College, which you can find out more here.

rick and bev

Rick and Bev Murrill

CGI Core Values



These values are the base of the DNA of CGi and therefore are our identity:




  • Speak Life - look for good in all situations


  • Integrity - doing things right


  • Iconoclasty - tear down 'Religious Idols'


  • Passion for Souls - to see souls saved


  • Resilience - keep getting up when knocked down


  • Transparency - be open, admitting when wrong






  • Risk Taking - have faith and then do it


  • Generosity - receive to give, in every area


  • Can Do Mentality - if God says so, do it


  • Empowerment - empower others and trains others to replace you


  • Relationship - to maintain open and healthy relationships with continuing dialogue




(4,896KB) 07/09/2011, This is the CGI flavour, what we stand for, who we are and what we believe in. It’s what motivates us and makes us tick. We hope that in exploring these values you will be blessed, challenged, and energized to grow in your personal walk with Jesus so you can reach out for His purposes for yourself and your community, because He calls each one of us to work alongside Him and help Him change the world.

cgi value button