“Every neighborhood in North America needs a church, and Fresh Expressions makes that possible, working in partnership with local congregations and leaders.”
–Tricia LeistraChurch Multiplication Operations Manager, Reformed Church in America
“Fresh Expressions is about listening to what the Spirit is already up to in our communities and forming wells for the living water that is already bubbling up from the ground.”
–Michael BeckDirector of Fresh Expressions FL
“A Fresh Expression is a form of church for our changing culture established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church.”
–Lucy MooreMessy Church, Founder & Team Leader
The Fresh Expressions Framework
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.
This book is your guide to following Jesus in a 21st- century way! Often “church” can seem out of touch, or only for “professional Christians.” Maybe you’ve tried to make your faith relevant. but you long for more.
My Method For Starting Fresh Expressions of Church: My friend bought a couch. Except it wasn’t one of the ones from a furniture-maker or showroom; she bought it online and it came in a box. With parts. Unassembled. And so, when the box...
Why Some Churches Adapt and Others Do Not: Things are changing faster than ever. Churches, like many organizations, struggle to know what to do. Occasionally, you find a church that seems to be able to take new challenges