A fresh expression of church is a new gathering or network that engages mainly with people who have never been to church. There is no single model, but the emphasis is on starting something which is appropriate to its context, rather than cloning something that works elsewhere.
Over 3,000 of these new forms of church now exist in almost every denomination and tradition in the UK.
Fresh expressions of church:
- serve those outside church;
- listen to people and enter their context;
- make discipleship a priority: journeying with people to Jesus;
- form church.
At St Luke’s we are seeking to plant a number of Fresh Expressions of Church, and for the parish to become what is called a ‘mixed economy church’ which means lots of different and variant things going on relating to different people groups and different needs in the community.
We have launched a new monastic fresh expression of church, and hope next to launch a youth fresh expressions of church when we have the resources so to do.
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