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An interview with Dave Male


The Fresh Expressions Canada team interview Dave Male - what is a pioneer, what led you to start the Net, we would like to start something new..., what is church, how soon do we start public worship, how are new Christian communities formed, how do we form community outside the church walls, what is Christian love, is there hope for the future and is it possible to wait too long?

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Martyn Atkins on fresh expressions in the Methodist Church


Martyn Atkins, General Secretary of the British Methodist Church, talks with Anna Drew of the D:Sign podcast about discipleship, disquiet and the need to sacrificially resource new ways of being church.

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Michael Volland - being a missional entrepreneur


Michael VollandMichael Volland explores what makes a good entrepreneur, what is an entrepreneur, do entrepreneurship and the gospel mix, are entrepreneurs the same as pioneers and the language of entrepreneurship.

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Rachel Matthews, maker baker


Rachel MatthewsRachel Matthews discusses the right ingredients in building community - from her kitchen.

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Roadblocks to fresh expressions


What stops fresh expressions of church starting and growing? A selection of leaders and pioneers reflect on some of the biggest obstacles to the growth of fresh expressions of church.

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Hayley Matthews, chaplain to MediaCityUK


Hayley MatthewsHayley Matthews, chaplain to MediaCityUK, discusses her work as a pioneer - connecting people, reaching the unchurched and engaging with spirituality through multimedia.

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Ruth Maxey


Ruth Maxey, URC minister and chaplain at Keele University, talks about her sabbatical reflecting on the emerging church and working with 18-25 year olds.

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Bex Lewis on social media


Bex Lewis explains to Karen Carter how Christians who are keen on relational evangelism should get involved in Facebook and Twitter.

Many people are wary of taking their first digital steps but Bex, who works at the Universities of Winchester and Durham among many other places, says people should not be scared.

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Is it a fresh expression?


We've started something new... but is it a fresh expression of church?

Frances Shoesmith


Frances ShoesmithFrances Shoesmith tells Karen Carter about adapting to changing contexts in a pioneering role.

As team vicar of Walthamstow, Frances has pioneer responsibility for a church based at a market stall. After serving her curacy in a rural market town, Frances went on to work in the deprived urban area of Bootle, Merseyside. There she helped to establish a fresh expression called Chill Out which is now being led by indigenous lay leadership.

At the beginning of 2011, she moved to Walthamstow and St Luke's in the High Street. St Luke's doesn't have a church building but runs a café stall at the Sunday morning farmers' market in the high street.

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