International

Fresh expressions isn't just a UK phenomenon, but a growing international movement.

As fresh expressions in the UK has blossomed through God's grace, interest has arisen from individuals, churches and denominations overseas. This has prompted us to develop our international work to support an increasing number of enquiries and build a global network of practitioners, researchers and other interested in fresh expressions.

In keeping with our philosophy of not having all the answers (because of the varying cultural contexts and the experiential nature of fresh expressions), we also hope to share with and learn from our international friends. We are able to share our learning resources such as vision days, mission shaped intro and the mission shaped ministry course with our overseas partners and some translation of our materials is also being undertaken. We are always keen though that those overseas make sure all our resources are appropriate in their context - an important Fresh Expressions principle.

We have helped in a number of visits from individuals and groups on study tours and sabbatical leave and we are happy to help by providing a speaker or contacts where we can. We are however limited in our resources and are a dispersed team (we do not operate a central or gathered structure) so we may not be able to organise a full programme for visitors.

We list international mission shaped ministry courses on the mission shaped ministry website (and they also appear on the map on the mission shaped ministry page of this site).

We are delighted to explore partnerships in new countries or to connect up teams in countries where Fresh Expressions partnerships already exist, as appropriate. To get in touch with us about international matters, to discuss partnership or sharing opportunities internationally or to enquire about visiting, please read our briefing paper for international enquiries.


Australia

Fresh Expressions Australia is a partnership between the Anglican, Uniting and Lutheran Churches. They have an agreement to run the mission shaped ministry course.

Barbados

The Provincial College of the Church in the Province of the West Indies have an agreement to run the misison shaped ministry course.

Canada

Fresh Expressions Canada is an initiative of the Wycliffe College Institute of Evangelism with the Anglican Bishop of Montreal. They have an agreement to run vision days and the mission shaped ministry course. They also have an agreement to run a Canadian adaptation of the mission shaped intro course.

Germany

Fresh X is a federation of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Vineyard churches. They have an agreement to translate into German and run the mission shaped ministry course.

New Zealand

FEANZ (Fresh Expressions Aotearoa New Zealand) is a partnership of the Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist and Baptist churches of New Zealand. They have an agreement to run the mission shaped ministry course.

South Africa

Ekklesia South Africa have an agreement to run the mission shaped ministry course in partnership with the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Dutch Reformed Church, the Uniting Reformed Church and the Vineyard Fellowship.

Switzerland

A loose ecumenical partnership in Switzerland is being developed to run the mission shaped ministry course.

USA

The Virginia Baptist Mission Board are sponsoring FXUS, who have agreements to run vision days, the mission shaped intro course, FEASTs and the mission shaped intro course.

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