Stories

Real life, real people, real stories.

There are no experts when it comes to starting and sustaining fresh expressions of church - no one has really been doing it long enough to claim to know it all. But we can learn from one another and so as you explore these stories, look for principles and values rather than simply models to take off the shelf and follow.

Below, you'll find our latest stories and updates, or you can view an alphabetical list of all of our stories.

If you are involved in a fresh expression of church we haven't featured, let us know! Send us your story and we'll be in touch for more information.

Don't forget the power of a good story - Jesus didn't.

Latest stories, updates and learning points See all

Fresh Expressions has been on a journey of re-imagining itself.  The next few months will be an important new stage for the movement.  

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19/07/2017

Guildford Pioneer Ray Driscoll shares some thoughts about being a pioneer and being evangelical.

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07/06/2017

80 people gathered in Swanick for 'Dying to Live', the Rural Fresh Expressions conference.  Find out more.

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07/06/2017

Our Rural Fresh Expressions Conference is coming up on 22-24 May.  But what is unique calling of Rural Fresh Expressions of Church and why is this gathering important to their development?  Let us fill you in ...

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28/04/2017

How is Baptist Pioneer Sue Steer seeking to break new ground with the pioneering of a community in the new-build Lubbersthorpe Estate in Leicestershore?

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28/04/2017

Leicester Diocese's innovative models for training and releasing Pioneers gives a flexible model for development

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09/03/2017

2015 data shows increase in attendance at Fresh Expressions in Methodist Church settings, with 13% of all church attendance now in new forms of church.

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09/03/2017

Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministry’s travelling trophy builds a legacy beyond the living-room...

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01/03/2017

Paul Bradbury explores the journey of Israel in exile & the lessons the people learnt about approaching God and calling amongst change & loss.  What lessons we can learn for todays changed landscape?

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01/02/2017

This September saw the Church Mission Society take in a record number of new students to their Pioneer Ministry courses.  We find out more...

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13/10/2016

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09/11/2015
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28/09/2015
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27/07/2015
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29/06/2015
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