Skateboards, BMX and the Gospel in Benfleet

Friday, 24 December, 2010

Youth congregations, particularly those based around skate boarding, are sometimes claimed as proof that fresh expressions of church are only about stand alone niche churches. But the Legacy XS youth congregation in Benfleet, which first appeared on expressions: the dvd - 1 is an integrated part of St George's Church, New Thundersley, and has an impact on its community far beyond young skaters.

Often fresh expressions of church begin with a specific local opportunity as their starting point, as with Legacy XS, but Legacy also shows how mission and ministry can unfold in a way that could not be predicted at the start. First small steps of faith can result in a significant impact on a community.

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