BY RACHEL GILMORE
Fresh Expressions of church have been the fastest growing and most popular type of new church start in The United Methodist Church in recent years. Some annual conferences have trained as many as 900 lay people in this NEW mode of doing church.
The Fresh Expressions movement began in the United Kingdom and then spread to the United States, and now we have an embedded theology of this in The United Methodist Church called, “New People New Places.” New People New Places will allow us to contextualize the foundational principles of Fresh Expressions in the United Methodist polity and practice throughout the United States.
Three FREE webinars where we explain what the New People New Places movement is all about and how it will help you connect with people outside of the church and help them birth a new a faith community.
Save the dates:
- Thursday, November 19, 1 p.m. CST
- Thursday, December 10, 1 p.m. CST
- Thursday, January 28, 1 p.m. CST
WHAT DOES “NEW PEOPLE NEW PLACES” MEAN?
It means that we are equipping United Methodists to go out into physical and digital spaces and to meet new people in new places to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them through ongoing relationships.
WHAT IS THIS?
It’s a yearlong experience that includes live webinar training, independent team learning of 17 modules at your own pace, and an ongoing cohort/incubator group to help you set goals and encourage you in this process.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Ideally, teams of at least two laity (possibly with a clergy partner) who want to start a Fresh Expression that emphasizes discipleship and multiplication into a network.
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