Supporting a fresh expression of church

Our Share booklet, encouraging a fresh expression of church, explores in detail how to support and encourage a fresh expression of church.

In addition, there are some particular strategies and instruments that have been put in place to grow and support the fresh expressions movement across the UK.

Bishops' Mission Orders

Hands offeringA Bishop's Mission Order is a device in the Church of England that allows a bishop to directly allow and support a church planting initiative that would cross parish boundaries or involve collaboration between parishes.

These have transformed the legal position of church planting in the Church of England, along with a Code of Practice to guide their implementation.

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Fresh Expressions Area Strategy Teams (FEASTs) promote and establish fresh expressions of church in particular geographical areas.

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Supporting a pioneer

We asked a training minister and his trainee pioneer to pass on their experience of working together.

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