A form of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church. It will come into being through principles of listening, service, incarnational mission and making disciples.
There's a movement growing in the Western NC Conference. Churches are connecting with neighbors through shared interests, shared community spaces, and shared meals. Fresh expressions of church are emerging in affinity groups like single moms, poets, refugees, blue grass musicians, and Appalachian Trail hikers. Gatherings are happening in parks, pubs, rivers, hiking trails, and coffee shops. Congregations are finding that church can happen around the dinner table. Join a growing number of churches in our conference who are making new disciples and passing on the traditions of our Wesleyan faith in new and creative ways!
Sign up for a call with Luke Edwards to learn more about how your church can connect with your community.Register Here
Join the Facebook Group
Join others from Western NC who are on the journey of starting and leading fresh expressions of church.Join Here
Attend a Monthly Webinar
Join Fresh Expressions UM for webinars that will expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills.Join Here
Join a Community of Practice
Join a small group of people who are leading a fresh expression like yours so you can learn from one another.Join Here
Work on developing a vision, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming barriers with a trained ministry coach.Sign up Here
Fresh Expression Micro Grant
Apply for a $250 micro grant to help get your fresh expression or dinner church started.Apply Here