A movement of mission-shaped communities
ordinary people to form new Christian communities with our extraordinary God.
Fresh Expressions is a movement; we're a band of misfits, visionaries, prophets, evangelists and creative entrepreneurs from across all church traditions who can see what isn’t there and have the grit and faith to go out, listen, love, serve, tell people about Jesus and work with their new communities to create a new and authentic expression of church that makes sense to them.
THE FRESH EXPRESSIONS JOURNEY
The fx journey is a 6-part framework used by practitioners. Whilst there is a natural progression from one stage to the next this doesn’t mean it’s prescriptive. Pioneering is a creative process so you can often find yourself going backwards before you move forwards which is why the whole journey is underpinned by prayer, ongoing listening and a grace-filled relationship with the wider Church.
“The Fresh Expressions journey is not a theoretical idea. It is what we have observed more and more Christians doing across the globe. They know the gap between the world and the current church is too big for their friends and contacts to leap across. So they are starting new Christian communities in the nooks and crannies of people’s ordinary lives.”
The fx Prayer
Keep us ever mindful of your presence thankful for what has been and excited for what is to come. May we walk in humility always hungry for more of you. Open our ears that we would always hear you. Break our hearts for what hurts you. Holy Spirit lead us always to where you need us to be. Equip us to be a courageous movement telling stories of hope And proclaiming, in fresh ways, the Good News to this Generation; to the Glory of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
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