One of the roles I serve in with Kairos Partnerships is serving on staff with Fresh Expressions U.S.
Fresh Expressions US is a new initiative birthed out of Fresh Expressions U.K. This movement works with both older, established denominations and newer, emerging churches to see new works of the Holy Spirit take form in diverse ministry contexts. I find this movement to be extremely hopeful, collaborative and necessary, especially during a time of such need in the North American Church context.
I’m thrilled to be involved in this movement and to help communicate how denominations and churches can be more involved in its efforts. Thus far, we’ve been able to work with hundreds of pastors serving in dozens of different denominations – all who desire to see the Holy Spirit do new works in their churches.
Starting in January, I’ll be leading the Fresh Expressions Mission-Shaped Ministry Cohort for the Trenton, NJ Metro Area. This is a one-year, cohort-based part-time learning community that meets throughout the year. This training helps established organizations see fresh expressions emerge in their context. Several MSM Cohorts in various regions of the country have been up in running in 2012 and Fresh Expressions is looking to add more.
While based particular MSM is based in Trenton, it is important to note this can include any pastor, church or denomination in the Greater Philadelphia Area, the Delaware Valley and New Jersey. Spots are limited, but there are spaces still available.
I’d love to see you and your church join us throughout 2013 as we seek new Spirit-initiated and Spirit-directed expression of church emerge in already established contexts.