Our Story

In 2013 Dr Karl Benson became the Senior Pastor of two Derbyshire congregations, the first in Matlock and the second in Wirksworth. One year later he brought them together as one congregation and founded The Lifeworks Hub, with the purpose of helping people find and live their life's work (which he explained in the video below).

Video length: 3 minutes 12 seconds.

Karl released people into their life's work through teaching on Sunday mornings and midweek. On Sunday mornings he taught the theology and theory of the course. Midweek he taught the practical elements to small groups. Karl then encouraged people to live their lifework both within, and outside the Church. However, the plan was always to have a dedicated Spirituality Centre.

To put this plan into action, in May 2015 Karl asked one of the Church Elders—Andy Robey—to join him full time as the Assistant Pastor of the Church. Once Andy had completed his ministerial training in September 2017, he took on the Church arm of The Lifeworks Hub, freeing Karl to found the Spirituality Centre arm.

Our Spirituality Centre is now up and running and releases people into their lifework through a thirty-five-week course — The Spiritual Exercises. Our Spirituality Centre also offers Spiritual Direction, retreats in daily life, workshops, and teaching.

Karl and Andy now lead The Lifeworks Hub together. Karl pastors the Spirituality Centre, and Andy pastors the Church.