'A fresh expressions journey' explained
Many fresh expressions of church:
- begin with a period of listening to God and to the people the missional team feels called to serve;
- develop by building loving relationships and through acts of service;
- create a sense of community in which evangelism can have its proper place;
- provide opportunities for individuals to explore becoming followers of Christ;
- encourage church to take shape around those entering faith.
- A fresh expressions journey - the rationale
- A fresh expressions journey - fuller description
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How to help people travel into faith
Acts of kindness
Activities (hopefully involving the whole group) that reveal Christ's heart of love.
Sharing your faith naturally in everyday conversations and providing occasions that provoke people to think about Jesus.
Creative expressions of spirituality
Encouraging individuals to express their spiritual longings and understandings through painting, photography, poetry, pottery and other creative ways.
Opportunities for people who don't go to church to encounter Jesus through suitably flavoured tastes of worship.
The experience of healing
Whether through acts of Christian love, the prayers of believers, healing services or the ministry of healing, the experience of healing can make individuals more open to the reality of God.