Fresh Expressions round tables are gatherings at which members of the Fresh Expressions team meet with those who have a particular passion for, expertise in or responsibility for the subject matter of the round table.
The meetings are places of mutual learning and challenge undergirded by a common commitment to ensure that fresh expressions grow in a healthy way.
We welcome suggestions or requests to join our round tables, although we may not always be able to accommodate them.
Fresh Expressions currently facilitates seven round tables:
1. Partnership Forum
Gathers Fresh Expressions' core partners together.
Chair: Graham Cray.
Gathers people involved in gathering and analysing research into Fresh Expressions. This round table is now facilitated by the Church of England statistics department and the Church Army's Sheffield Centre.
Practitioners and organisations exploring how to do discipleship.
Chair: Graham Cray (acting).
4. Pioneer educators
Draws together those involved in theological education and training for pioneers and pioneering.
Chairs: Michael Volland and Dave Male.
5. Sacramental and contemplative
A space for practitioners and those interested in developing fresh expressions of church drawing on the contemplative and catholic traditions.
Chair: Jonathan Clark.
Facilitator: Ian Mobsby.
6. Young adults
A gathering for organisations and individuals working with young adults to share knowledge, develop best practice and support those pioneering fresh expressions for young adults.
Chair: Zoe Hart.
Deputy Chair: Ben Clymo.
Facilitator: Abigail Rose.
Draws together practitioners and organisations working in a rural context.
Chair: Sally Gaze.
Facilitator: Pete Atkins.