Fresh Expressions Grants Available


Interested in starting a Fresh Expression? The Office of Congregational Development has matching grants available for those who qualify.

Fresh Expressions is a movement that is cultivating new forms of church alongside existing congregations in order to reach a changing world. Begun in England 10 years ago, it has resulted in the birth of over 2,500 new communities in the UK alone. Fresh Expressions has spread to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and is taking shape in the US. At its heart, Fresh Expressions is about empowering and equipping God’s people to develop creative expressions of church that can reach the increasing diversity of our society. 

Resources, including matching grants, are available through the Office of Congregational Development. Visit the Fresh Expressions page at

All who have interest in Fresh Expressions are invited to a Fresh Expressions Vision Day in Augusta on March 3. Lewis Memorial UMC is the host for this event. View a flyer for more information.