Fresh Expressions

What is a Fresh Expression?

Fresh Expressions is a movement cultivating new kinds of church alongside existing congregations to more effectively engage people who are not yet Christian or part of a church. Beginning in 2004 as an initiative of the Church of England and the British Methodist Church, Fresh Expressions has resulted in thousands of new faith communities and brought renewal to scores of established churches. 

Start with the resources below and reach out to the Center of Congregational Excellence staff for help along the way. 

 

How can you start a Fresh Expression?

It's easy - just follow these ABC's of starting a Fresh Expression of Church! and contact one of the Fresh Expressions Team members. 

Ask another Christian - prayerfully find someone to do it with.

Begin with what you've got - who you are, what you know, who you know and what you have: what are your passions/interests?; what do you posses - a home to meet in, a car to transport people

Chat to others - to God directly in prayer, to those you are seeking to serve.

Dream up lots of possibilities. Keep asking "what if . . ." 

Experiment like mad! Try something to see if it works!

Follow the Fresh Expressions Journey: Listening, Loving & Serving, Building Community, Exploring Discipleship, Church taking shape, Doing it again . . .

God's role is vital! So .. . pray as you follow the ABC's.