BUILDING COMMUNITY.

BECOMING CHURCH.

Fresh Expression

[fresh ik-spresh-uhn]

noun

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!

Next Steps


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Free Consultation

Sign up for a call with Luke Edwards to learn more about how your church can connect with your community.

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Free Book

Sign up to get a free book about fresh expressions of church.

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Attend a Training

Sign up to be notified about the next training near you.

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Join the Facebook Group

Join others from Western NC who are on the journey of starting and leading fresh expressions of church.

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Attend a Monthly Webinar

Join Fresh Expressions UM for webinars that will expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills.

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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.

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Free Coaching

Work on developing a vision, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming barriers with a trained ministry coach.

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Fresh Expression Micro Grant

Apply for a $250 micro grant to help get your fresh expression started.

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Dinner Church Grant

Apply for a $900 grant to help launch a dinner church.

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