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Who we are


Gud Först is passionate about seeing Jesus transform lives in the city of Gothenburg.

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"I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" - Jesus

Gud Först was started in 2014 when a group of 5 moved over from the UK to the amazing city of Gothenburg. Over the years since then we have seen God be faithful in all of life. That does not mean there has been no challenge, there has been plenty, but God has been faithful throughout.

As a church we have four 'distinctive' values that God has invited us to own. We are a church that love God, love Gothenburg, enjoy Gods presence, and receive grace. We want to work these values out together in community with each other.

Although we are only just at the beginning of our journey it is a privilege to read in Matthew 16 that Jesus will build his church. We get to partner with him; to share the gospel, pray for the sick, live life together - but it is Jesus who builds his church.

God absolutely loves this city, and he has commissioned us to be a people who express his love wherever he has placed us. God is not finished with Gothenburg.


We believe that scripture is clear about having clear relationship with other churches. God is growing his family around the world and it is a privilege to join with others on His mission.

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Newfrontiers - then and now. A video explaining our family tree.

The family of churches we have the privilege to partner with are:


Newfrontiers are a family of around 850 churches in over 60 nations. Follow newfrontierstogether.org to find out more.

Christ Central

Within Newfrontiers we’re part of Christ Central, a network of churches aiming to make disciples in the nations of the world. Follow christcentralchurches.org to find out more.


What we do is only possible thanks to teams of people across every area of church life. Let us introduce to you the team leaders:

Leadership Team

If you want to know more about any of the teams that serve at Gud Först then please contact the relevant team leader.

  • Joshua and Nina profile image

    Josh and Nina have 3 young boys: Alfred, Oskar, and Caleb, and a fun loving dog called Harvey. In 2014 they moved over to Gothenburg and have loved living in the city ever since!

    Josh is one of the elders at Gud Först, and works part-time for the church as well as part-time in a local school.

    Nina heads up the hospitality team at Gud Först whilst working as a science teacher throughout the week. In her free time she likes to be with her family, enjoys the outdoors, and reading when she has time!

  • Aled and Chloe profile image

    Aled and Chloe have two children. They both originally come from the UK but have lived in Sweden since 2014.

    Aled is one of the elders at the church, his week includes working for the church, a local school, and looking after the kids. He is passionate about music, theology and all things Welsh! Aled leads the worship team and preaches on Sunday mornings.

    Chloe leads the team for kids club. She works as a teacher and when she has the time she loves to read!

    Contact Chloe if you want to know more about Kids club at Gud Först.

  • Oliver and Emily profile image

    Oliver and Emily moved to Gothenburg at the end of May 2019 to be a part of Gud Först.

    They have two young boys, Benjamin and Barnabas. Oliver works for Stena Group IT as a Software Asset Manager and Emily works part time at Kvibergnässkolan as a student assistant, and part time studying Swedish. Together they look after ChurchSuite, rotas and finance and lead a Wednesday Small Group.

    Contact Emily if you want to know more about ChurchSuite.

    Contact Oliver if you want to know more about our church finances.

  • Verity profile image

    Verity leads the media team and creates visuals or marketing materials for different events. She also serves on the worship team. Verity works as a primary teacher and in her spare time loves to read, spend time with family or friends and drink lots of tea.

  • Albin profile image

    Albin moved to Gothenburg in 2022 to be part of the growing church.

    Alongside Ollie, Albin has the responsibility of looking after the finances at Gud Först.

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