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'We believe that God’s missionary Holy Spirit is at work in the world and is inviting us to be discerning as we join with that work and adventure.'

The purpose of the charity is: 

“to serve the fresh expressions movement and help it flourish”.

We have identified four key activities which are vital in fulfilling this purpose.

These are as follows:

  • To communicate the call of God’s missionary Holy Spirit enabling people and organisations to discern and respond to it.
  • To connect and network those who are, and yet to be, part of the fresh expressions movement.
  • To enable the resourcing of the movement, by providing and sustaining a framework that empowers practitioners and pioneers within the movement to co-create and resource one another.
  • To listen to the Spirit and speak prophetically to the church (in the UK and beyond) about the value and efficacy of contextual mission, telling stories and sharing research findings about fresh expressions of church.

The leadership community listens to the fx movement and communicates vision and strategy to the fx board who then make decisions about funding, governance and deployment of the fx operations team.

fx Movement

The fx movement is served by the charity and the leadership community through:

  • Prophetic listening to the voice of the Spirit in the movement,
  • Advocating for contextual mission and fx practitioners,
  • Connecting individuals and networks enabling collaboration,
  • Affirming and championing these individuals and networks.

Fx Leadership Community​

The purpose of the FX Leadership Community is to:

  • Respond to and for the fx movement by ‘fanning the flames’ of the networks
  • Hold a common vision for the movement.
  • It also enables FX Ltd. to better serve the movement by providing strategic guidance as to how the charity can best deploy the fx Operations Team.

fx Board

The fx board provides governance and finance that enables the charity to offer the fx Operations Team who serve the movement and help the individuals and networks within it to flourish through effective connecting, resourcing and communicating.

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fx organisational structure.

The goals of the charity; specifically in terms of the fx leadership community are:

  • To help each network to ascertain and articulate its own goals,
  • To nurture a community that enables these goals to be communicated between and across networks, so that connections can be made, common visions emerge and collaborations develop,
  • To assist, by the provision of the fx Operations Team, the achieving of these goals, through effective and appropriate networking, resourcing and communicating,
  • To amplify the stories, challenges, research and learning from across the networks, advocating for fx practitioners and enabling the prophetic voice of the movement to be heard more broadly,
  • To enable the networks to reach and affirm isolated fx practitioners so that they can further flourish in their contexts.
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Operational Structure

A more detailed look at how the fx board, leadership community and operations team work together and how they seek to fulfil the aims set before them to grow the movement.

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Leadership Community

The fx Leadership Community is made up of influencers and connectors within a Fresh Expression or pioneer network. As this community emerges an important principle is that ‘the total is greater than the sum of their parts’.
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fx Operations Team

The fx operations team who serve the movement and help the individuals and networks within it to flourish through effective connecting, resourcing and communicating.

fx Board

‘The purpose of the charity is ‘to serve the Fresh Expressions movement and help it flourish.’ Meet our fx board out more about their role in the structure of the movement.

Our Story

Fresh Expressions of Church have been emerging and evolving since the late 1980s. In the late 1990’s and into the New Millennium, a number of Church denominations and mission agencies worked together reflecting on the 90’s church-planting movement and beginning a process of investing and encouraging the pioneering of new forms of church expression.

Getting started

Pioneering is all about growing new forms of church where church isn’t.

We’ve been doing this for over 18 years and we have a vast community of practitioners and loads of resources.

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fx Values

Fresh Expressions of Church take several different forms; 

from new housing, rural, messy church, forests, coffee shops, barns, online and even church buildings. Several key features unite them to provide further clarity…

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EXAMPLES OF FRESH EXPRESSIONS

Fresh Expressions are rooted in and shaped by the context in which they’re established

No single Fresh Expression is the same. These stories are a great place to be inspired.

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fx Resourcing

One of the four key activities of fx is to enable the resourcing of the movement

We’ve developed a sustainable framework that empowers practitioners and pioneers within the movement to co-create and resource one another. Check out the wealth of resources and training available

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