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20 April 2014

Fresh Expressions

Lynne Baab at church camp spoke to a group of us about this exciting new movement in church life that is very outward looking and that we would do well to consider. 

At Spreydon in 2012, Spanky Moore, John Day and others launched the local movement, i.e. FEANZ (Fresh Expressions Aotearoa New Zealand). It is integral to the local Anglican response of Christ's call to make disciples (http://www.anglicanlife.org.nz/Diocesan-Life/Being-a-Disciple-Disciple-Making).

The exciting thing about this is that it would encourage us to look outwards as a servant church; to consider what God is doing locally and is inviting us to engage with.

If you're wanting to know more about it, you could start with these links I reckon:
http://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/about/whatis/success (An overview of some of the principles, intentions and purposes.)
http://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/news/grahamcray-starting (Graham Cray discusses starting a fresh expression of church. He has a number of helpful related videos on YouTube.)

[Steve after prompting from Geoff S]