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.


Grants

Dinner Church Start Up Grant:  Apply Here

Fresh Expression Microgrant:  Apply Here


WAYS TO LEARN AND ENGAGE

       

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

In the midst of a rapidly changing ministry landscape, Fresh Expressions invites you to join us for a day of envisioning the unique ways the Holy Spirit might be inviting you to step deeper into mission.
In this interactive day of training you will:

  • Catalyze a vision for a church that sends out the everyday people of God to be on mission in their networks and neighborhoods.

  • Brainstorm ways to connect with people your church may not be currently engaging.

  • Discover how fresh expressions of church can emerge alongside your traditional church.

  • Explore creative ways of being the church in the world today.

 

DATES

 

November 10th, 2022 9:30am-3:30pm                                 September 17th, 2022 9:30am-3:30pm
       Sixes UMC / Canton, GA                                                 Thomson First UMC / Thomson, GA

                                                                                    


Dinner Church Launch Cohort 

October 20, October 27, November 3, and November 10
Thursdays at 7 pm  |  Zoom

This 4-session online cohort is designed to prepare teams to start their Dinner Church (or meal centered church) and fulfills the requisite for a dinner church grant. Participants will have completed Verlon Fosner's small group study Welcome to Dinner, Church prior to the cohort. The cohort will meet Thursdays at 7pm, October 20, 27, November 3, and 10 via zoom.


Local Church Workshop

Ready to start a Fresh Expression and need help determining your next steps? Schedule a Local Church Workshop! 

Local Church Workshops typically include: 

Why the Church Needs Fresh Expressions

Discover the current state of the North American Church and a new way to reach our communities.

How to Start a Fresh Expression of Church

Learn five steps that any church community can take to experiment with new forms of Church.

Three Roles in a Mixed Economy Church

Help your church members find their place in the Fresh Expressions approach to mission.
 

Contact Rev. Heather Jallad to schedule your workshop. 

                                           

Pioneer Cohort
COMING OCTOBER 2022

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North Georgia United Methodists may use promo code NGAUMC for a reduced price of $199. 


COMING JANUARY 2023