Is it a fresh expression?. Does it matter ?. A fresh expression is a form of church for our changing cultures established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church. A fresh expression is a church plant or a new
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Is it a fresh expression?
Does it matter ?
A fresh expression
is a form of church for our
established primarily for the
benefit of people who are
not yet members of any church.
A fresh expression is a church plant or a new
congregation. It is not a new way to reach people
and add them to an existing congregation. It is not
an old outreach with a new name. (rebrand) Nor is
it a half way house, which people belong to for a
while, on their way into Christian faith, before
crossing over to ‘proper church.’
This is proper church.’
Graham Cray. An Introduction to fresh expressions
“church planting is a process by which a seed
of the life and message of Jesus, embodied
by a community of Christians is immersed
for mission reasons in a particular cultural
or geographic context.
The intended consequence is that it roots
there, coming to life as a new indigenous
body of Christian disciples well suited to
continue in mission.”
Church is any expression of the life of Jesus in communal form
“ The foundation of being Christian
is being community centred around
Jesus. Public worship is the
consequence of this reality, not