“Fresh Expressions are new forms of church that emerge within contemporary culture and engage primarily with those who don’t ‘go to church”

Mission Shaped Church Report 2004
Missional Youth Church Network was established to help people working with young people to reach those outside the church. Our mission is to enable local schools, churches and community projects to work together to reimagine church with young people. Part of what we do is to facilitate a Learning Community in order that youth leaders and volunteers can come together for training, encouragement, prayer and support as they build for the future.
Fresh Expressions is excited to be partnering with MYCN as there are so many areas of overlap with our work and we share the same fresh expression values of missional, contexual, formational and ecclesial.

NYMW - Is god calling you into the unknown?

2pm, 12 Jan 2023, Online

Following on from the NYMW we are delighted you want to explore further the sense that God might be calling you to do something new, or pioneer, with young people. This session we will explore with you further about the vision and values of MYCN and FX, share the FX journey and listen to you about what you might need next.

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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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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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Examples of Fresh Expressions

We are a movement centred around storytelling and we hope some of the stories below encourage and inspire you on your own fx journey.

Sorted began life in 2003 in North Bradford with the simple aim of getting alongside young people, building relationships and empowering them …

“Like Songs of Praise meets Stephen King” Peter Laws, founder of Creepy Cove Our Spooky Church I preach a sermon at a …

Hear Sue Butler share the story of Thirst; a Fresh Expression of church started over 10 years ago, by a group of …

Hear the story of Revs Limiter; an online community of over 7,000 members, started by pioneer & car enthusiast Adam Gompertz during lockdown.

57 West is a Fresh Expression of church for rough sleepers in Southend-on-Sea. Listen to Dan’s story of how they took an …

Threshold is a vibrant rural church made up of lots of different groups and communities across Lincolnshire. We gather at various times …

Ebbsfleet Garden City is a new town being built in North Kent. Around 15000 new homes, alongside the existing communities will form …

The Fountain of Life is a missionary congregation of the Church of England: a network church with a call and vision to …