“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.

Breakfast@9 is exactly what is says on the tin. It is an authentic community that meets for breakfast at 9am every Sunday …

Gateways Christian Fellowship Gateways, which began in 2011, is a rural Fresh Expression developed within the parish of Hutton, Fishwick and Paxton …

“God doesn’t waste anything.” Lucy Moore Lucy is part of the team who founded Messy Church and has since worked as Team …