Fresh Expressions: Embodying Compassion-Centered Communities in Everyday Life - Michael Beck
Do you serve an “inherited congregation” – a church with long history, deeply rooted traditions and, typically, a declining presence in the community? Across the U.S., congregations like yours are cultivating “fresh expressions” of church. A fresh expression is a form of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of those who are not yet part of any church. These forms of church are inclusive, accessible, transfiguring and connectional. This session is a condensed but thorough introduction to the fresh expressions approach. You’ll learn how to lead your congregation toward a commitment to reach new people, in new places and in new ways. You’ll see examples of how, using this approach, revitalization and community transformation are taking place in the unlikeliest settings.