Fresh Expressions of Church are new and different ways of being church in a changing culture. Fresh Expressions of church begin where people are and make church and community there. They require a 'pioneering' and creative mindset in those who help them, and require a different style of leadership. Nationally this style of leadership is being called 'pioneer ministry'. The Pioneer Disciple Course is designed to especially equip and encourage people who are interested in engaging with Fresh Expressions
FrED (Fresh Expressions Devon). FrED was set up to encourage and promote Fresh Expressions of Church in Devon. It is an ecumenical group of practitioners engaged in a variety of ways in Fresh Expressions of church who meet regularly for support and encouragement.
FrED connects with others engaged in Fresh Expressions across the wider South West area, this group is called a FEAST (Fresh Expressions Area Strategy Teams).
The teams agree together to:
- Encourage prayer for fresh expressions to emerge and for the strategy as a whole;
- Provide training for fresh expressions
- Resources fresh expressions
- Map fresh expressions
- Identify and support pioneers
To find out more about Fresh expression of Church follow this link to the national Fresh expressions website
Some examples of Fresh Expressions of church in Devon:
The Revd Dave Martin (Methodist Mission Enabler), Plymouth
The Revd David Muir (Vice Chair)