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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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New future


Tired of church failing to reach friends and family?

fresh expressions of church: the hope of a new future.

Bringing new churches to birth


Andrew Roberts reflects on bringing new churches to birth.

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Mission strategy and new ways of being church


Paul Butler, Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, talks about mission strategy and new ways of being church.

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Theological and practical challenges facing fresh expressions


Mark Bonnington, leader of King's Church in Durham, talks to Norman Ivison about the theological and practical challenges facing the fresh expressions movement, including the need for regional strategy how quality rather than quantity is what is required of fresh expressions of church.

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