Fresh Expressions


A fresh expression is a new form of church for those not connected to any church. They take shape outside of the walls of the church in places where our neighbors are already gathering. Fresh expressions in the North Georgia Conference are making new disciples and are passing on the traditions of our Wesleyan faith in new and creative ways. Fresh expressions are anchored to existing churches, connecting churches with people who would never enter the church building on a Sunday morning. They do not exist to get people to come to our church, but rather to form new faith communities in places where people are already gathering.


Fresh Expression Micro Grants

Introduced at Annual Conference, the Center for Congregational Excellence is offering $500 micro grants for new Fresh Expressions!  

                                           Step 1:  Talk with your pastor about your Fresh Expression and get their approval

                                           Step 2:  Obtain approval from your Church Council/Administrative Board

                                           Step 3:  Submit your written proposal using the link below

                                           Step 4:  Participate in a call with the FX Cultivator about your proposal

 

Click here for FX Micro Grant Application


UPCOMING EVENTS

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       Email our Fresh Expressions Team or fill out our interest survey for more information.

 

 WHY FRESH EXPRESSIONS?

  • We are living through a dramatic shift in the American church where 60% of America’s population is increasingly alienated from traditional forms of church.
 
  • A majority of people who do not attend church believe in God, but for a variety of reasons will not visit a traditional church setting.
 
  • Fresh Expressions offers the experience of belonging to a church community in ways that rethink what it is to be a church.
 
  • Fresh Expressions empowers conventional churches to connect with their neighbors in new ways.
 
  • A Fresh Expression is a cost effective way to launch new faith communities.

 

  • Lay persons of the church can launch and lead fresh expressions.