Fresh expressions : a new kind of Methodist Church for people not in church / Kenneth H. Carter Jr. and Audrey Warren.
Contributor(s): Warren, AudreyMaterial type: TextPublisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, Copyright date: ©2017Description: viii, 124 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1501849204; 9781501849206Subject(s): Emerging church movement | Church development, New -- United Methodist Church (U.S.) | Church renewal -- Methodist Church
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"Each chapter includes two complete plans for group conversation and bible study"--Page 4 of cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
What is fresh expressions? -- Why a fresh expression? -- Where are the people? -- When do fresh expressions happen? -- How do fresh expressions work? -- Who starts fresh expressions?
"A wave of new Christian churches are emerging to reach unchurched and dechurched people who live in a culture that is increasingly non-religious and multi-religious. These new forms of church gather and network with people who typically have never been to church. The new faith communities listen to people and go where they are on the journey toward Jesus. They are deeply ecumenical but do not lose their distinctiveness because they learn fresh ways to communicate their identity through discipleship. Fresh Expressions began in the United Kingdom where it ignited over 3000 new faith communities. In the United States the movement is putting down roots in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Ken Carter and Audrey Warren offer this book as a group study for church leaders and congregations who are in the grip of Holy Spirit motivation to renew their tradition by reaching people who are dechurched or not yet in a discipleship relationship with Jesus."--Publisher.