Reading lists

A selection of reading lists. You can find an additional long list of texts on our further reading page.

A. Starting out

Fresh! Fresh! An introduction to fresh expressions of church and pioneer ministry
David Goodhew, Andrew Roberts, Michael Volland, SCM Press, 2012, 978-033404387-4

The remaining books are sorted alphabetically by author surname.

Cave Refectory Road Cave Refectory Road: Monastic Rhythms for contemporary living
Ian Adams, Canterbury Press Norwich, 2010, 978-184825028-4
Running over Rocks Running Over Rocks: Spiritual Practices to Transform Tough Times
Ian Adams, Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013, 978-184825168-7
Mission-shaped Church mission-shaped church: church planting and fresh expressions of church in a changing context (2nd edition)
Graham Cray, CHP, 2009 (2004), 978-071514189-2
Christianity Rediscovered Christianity Rediscovered (SCM Classics)
Vincent J. Donovan, SCM Press, 2001 (SPCK, 1978), 978-033402855-0
After McDonaldization After McDonaldization: Mission, Ministry, and Christian discipleship in an age of uncertainty
John Drane, Darton, Longman & Todd, 2008, 978-023252654-7
Mission-shaped and Rural Mission-shaped and Rural: growing churches in the countryside
Sally Gaze, CHP, 2006, 978-071514084-0
 making a difference expressions: making a difference
Norman Ivison, Fresh Expressions, 2011, 978-095600054-5
 fresh expressions of church amongst young adults authentic faith: fresh expressions of church amongst young adults
Beth Keith, Fresh Expressions, 2013, 978-095600057-6
Pioneers 4 Life Pioneers 4 Life: Explorations in Theology and Wisdom for Pioneering Leaders
David Male (ed), BRF, 2011, 978-184101827-0
Starting and sustaining a fresh expression of church (Share booklets 01-08) Starting and sustaining a fresh expression of church (Share booklets 01-08)
Michael Moynagh with Andy Freeman, John Preston, Andrew Roberts, Fresh Expressions, 2013, 978-095681230-8

Further Share booklets are available on a variety of topics.

emergingchurch.intro emergingchurch.intro
Michael Moynagh, Monarch, 2004, 978-185424664-6

B. Going deeper

Church for every context Church for every context: An introduction to theology and practice
Michael Moynagh, SCM Press, 2012, 978-033404369-0

The remaining books are sorted alphabetically by author surname.

Fresh expressions in the mission of the church Fresh Expressions in the Mission of the Church
CHP/St Andrew's Press, 2012, 978-071514295-0
Transforming mission Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission
David Bosch, Orbis, 1991, 978-088344719-2
Making disciples in fresh expressions of church making disciples in fresh expressions of church
Graham Cray, Fresh Expressions, 2013, 978-095600058-3
New monasticism as fresh expression of church Ancient Faith, Future Mission: new monasticism as fresh expression of church
Graham Cray (ed), Ian Mobsby (ed), Canterbury Press Norwich, 2010, 978-184825044-4
fresh expressions of church and the kingdom of God Ancient Faith, Future Mission: fresh expressions of church and the Kingdom of God
Graham Cray (ed), Ian Mobsby (ed), Aaron Kennedy (ed), Canterbury Press Norwich, 2012, 978-1848250918
Discerning leadership Discerning Leadership: Cooperating with the Go-Between God
Graham Cray, Grove Books, 2010, 978-185174764-1
Mission-shaped Questions Mission-shaped Questions: Defining issues for today's church
Steven Croft (ed), CHP, 2008, 978-071514153-3
fresh expressions in the sacramental tradition Ancient Faith, Future Mission: fresh expressions in the sacramental tradition
Steven Croft (ed), Ian Mobsby (ed), Canterbury Press Norwich, 2009, 978-185311973-6
The shaping of things to come The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Church
Michael Frost, Alan Hirsch, Hendrickson, 2003, 978-156563659-0
Exiles Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post Christian Culture
Michael Frost, Baker Academic, 2006, 978-080104627-8
Emerging Churches Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Communities in Postmodern Cultures
Eddie Gibbs, Ryan Bolger, SPCK, 2006, 978-028105791-7
The forgotten ways The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church
Alan Hirsch, Leonard Sweet, Brazos, 2007, 978-158743164-7
Messy Church Theology Messy Church Theology: Exploring the significance of Messy Church for the wider church
George Lings, Messy Church, 2013, 978-085746171-1
Making disciples in Messy Church Making Disciples in Messy Church: Growing Faith in an All-age Community
Paul Moore, Messy Church, 2013, 978-085746218-3
Evaluating fresh expressions Evaluating Fresh Expressions: explorations in emerging church
Martyn Percy (ed), Louise Nelstrop (ed), Canterbury Press Norwich, 2008, 978-185311816-6
God-shaped Mission God-Shaped Mission: Theological and Practical Perspectives from the Rural Church
Alan Smith, Canterbury Press Norwich, 2008, 978-185311807-4
 fishing nets or safety nets Fresh Expressions of Church: Fishing Nets or Safety Nets?
Matt Stone, Grove Books, 2010, 978-185174774-0

C. Stories and examples

Sorted alphabetically by author surname.

Church on the edge Church on the Edge: Principles and real life stories of 21st century mission
Nick Cuthbert, Chris Stoddard, RUN, 2006, 978-186024551-0
Mixed up blessing Mixed Up Blessing: A New Encounter with Being Church
Barbara Glasson, Inspire, 2006, 978-185852305-7
I am somewhere else I Am Somewhere Else: Gospel Reflections from an Emerging Church
Barbara Glasson, Darton, Longman & Todd, 2006, 978-023252597-7
 the dvd - 1 expressions: the dvd - 1: stories of church for a changing culture
Norman Ivison, CHP, 2006, 978-071514095-6
 the dvd - 2 expressions: the dvd - 2: changing church in every place
Norman Ivison, CHP, 2007, 978-071514128-1
Sanctus Sanctus: fresh expressions of church in the sacramental tradition
Norman Ivison, Fresh Expressions, 2009, 978-095600053-8
Church unplugged Church Unplugged: Remodelling Church without Losing Your Soul
Dave Male, Authentic Media, 2008, 978-185078792-1
Messy Church Messy Church: Fresh ideas for building a Christ-centred community (2nd edition)
Lucy Moore, Messy Church, 2011, 978-085746145-2
Messy Church 2 Messy Church 2: Ideas for discipling a Christ-centred community (2nd edition)
Lucy Moore, Messy Church, 2012, 978-085746230-5
Through the pilgrim door Through the Pilgrim Door: Pioneering a Fresh Expression of Church
Michael Volland, DC Cook, 2009, 978-184291399-4

D. Blogs

Jonny Baker
Jonny Baker
Steve Hollinghurst
Steve Hollinghurst
Ben Edson
Ben Edson
Missional Musings
Norman Ivison
Tall Skinny Kiwi
Andrew Jones
Messy Church
Lucy Moore
Distinctly welcoming
Richard Sudworth