What is Fresh Expressions?
Fresh Expressions is a movement that is cultivating new forms of church alongside existing congregations in order to reach a changing world. Begun in England 10 years ago, it has resulted in the birth of over 2,500 new communities in the UK alone. Fresh Expressions has spread to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and is also taking shape in the US. At its heart, Fresh Expressions is about empowering and equipping God’s people to develop creative expressions of church that can reach the increasing diversity of our society.
What is a Vision Day?
A Vision Day is a one-day training event that provides an opportunity to discover what it means to be the Church in new and creative ways, hear from Fresh Expressions practitioners, learn how to renew existing congregations through fresh expressions of church, and discern what this could mean for your region, community, or neighborhood. There is active discussion as well as opportunity to build networks and relationships among those in your area.
9.00am: Gathering Time – Coffee & Refreshments
9.30am: Welcome & Worship
10.00am: Session # 1 – Movement: How Fresh Expressions Is Changing the Landscape
11.00am: Session # 2 – Need: Why Fresh Expressions Matter for the Church
12.00pm: Lunch Break
12.45pm: Session # 3 – Form: Creating Fresh Expressions in Context
2.15pm: Local Story Interview & Q&A
2:50pm: Session # 4 – Action: How It’s Happening and How You Can Get Involved