Fresh Expressions Introduction is a handout I use for introducing the basic concepts of fresh expressions. It includes the who, what, where, and why of fresh expressions.
Lectio Vicinitas is an activity based on Lectio Divina and designed for church leaders who wish to listen deeply to their neighborhood. It can be used to discern God’s call for your church to relate to your community in a new way.
Lectio Vicinitas (Driving Version) is an adapted version of the Lectio Vicinitas for rural contexts and other situations where walking a neighborhood is not possible.
Becoming Church: A Trail Guide for Starting Fresh Expressions by Luke Edwards is a comprehensive guide book for starting new forms of church that connect with post-Christian people. It includes theological reflection, practical steps, and real-life stories. Grab this one if you're ready to start a fresh expression of church.
Fresh Expressions of Church by Travis Collins is a brief introduction to fresh expressions. Written for church members, it is a perfect book to hand out to folks in your church interested in fresh expressions At 84 pages, it is a quick read and can be broken down into a four-week book study .
In Fresh Expressions : A New Kind of Methodist Church, Ken Carter and Audrey Warren have offered mainline churches an accessible introduction to exploring fresh expressions in the Methodist tradition. It works well as a six-week book study for UMC church groups.
We Will Feast, by Kendall Vanderslice is an excellent overview of the Dinner Church movement in the United States. Vanderslice offers theology, and stories for anyone considering gathering the church around the dinner table. Her vision of the future of the church is inspiring!
Messy Church, by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter is all you need to get a messy church off the ground in your community. Messy churches are connecting with countless families with no previous connection to a church. They incorporate crafts, a meal, and a short gospel message. This book includes an introduction to messy church as well as pre-planned meetings.
A video featuring three NC fresh expressions.
A podcast discussing fresh expressions with Rowan Williams.
A blog about the first steps of starting a fresh expression.
A blog post about church gathering around the dinner table.
A fresh expression story from Canton, NC.
Fresh Expressions UK explains what constitutes a fresh expression.
Playfully Serious looks at the success of messy church in reaching families not connected to church.
A fresh expression story from Chula Vista, CA.
Bishop Steven Croft writes about early learnings from the fresh expressions movement.