Changing church for a changing world
Fresh Expressions encourages new forms of church for a fast changing world, working with Christians from a variety of denominations and traditions. The initiative has resulted in hundreds of new congregations being formed alongside more traditional churches. It was initiated in 2005 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York with the Methodist Council, but now also involves the United Reformed Church and a number of other partners.
The initiative was established as part of the follow-up to the best-selling report, Mission-shaped Church. The team has worked at grass roots level with dioceses, districts, synods and groups of churches and has played a leading role in the formation of national policy in a number of denominations.
As we encourage new forms of church for those who are not already members of any church, we also want to consolidate all that has been achieved in terms of major projects and policy changes at national level. Our work revolves around four aims:
* renewing vision * gathering news * supporting growth * developing training