Tag Archives: Fresh Expressions

How does the shape of theology affect the shape of church?

I have recently written a blog which has been published on the SCM Press blog site, based on my forthcoming book, Out of Nothing: A Cross-Shaped Approach to Fresh Expressions. This can be ordered from most online book retailers. You can pre-order direct … Continue reading

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Our next step – a mums group.

Some time ago, due to the number of families on the estate and the make-up of our core team, we discerned that a primary area for us would be to work with parents and young children and offer such services … Continue reading

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Rowan Williams on the Mixed Economy

The follow are my notes from Archbishop Rowan Williams’ address to the Fresh Expressions day conference: Changing the Landscape in May 2011. Where did the church start? At the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost? At the resurrection? Was … Continue reading

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Naming a new church

As the core team comes together to pray and think about vision and values for our new church, we will also need to come up with a name. On the one hand the name is not too important as once … Continue reading

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January Update

With the new year well underway I’m looking to the next stage in the pioneering process. Over the last six months I’ve managed to make good connections with people and organisations in the community. I’m now a trustee of a … Continue reading

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Articulating a Holistic Transformation.

Last week I attended two days of teaching put on by different groups, the Community Mission Conference(Livability and Tearfund) and the first session of the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire Mission Shaped Ministry course (Fresh Expressions). Over the two days one thing … Continue reading

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