Fresh Expressions Vision Day at Lake Junaluska on July 9-10

 

Fresh-Expressions-LogoFresh Expressions US is hosting a vision day at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center on July 9-10. What is Fresh Expressions? Fresh Expressions is a movement that is cultivating new forms of church alongside existing congregations in order to reach a changing world. Begun in England 10 years ago, it has resulted in the birth of over 2,500 new communities in the UK alone. Fresh Expressions has spread to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and is also taking shape in the US. At its heart, Fresh Expressions is about empowering and equipping God’s people to develop creative expressions of church that can reach the increasing diversity of our society. What’s a Vision Day? Vision Day is a great way to discover more about Fresh Expressions. In an interactive format, you will have the chance to:
  • Hear how Fresh Expressions is renewing the church
  • Talk about the development of Fresh Expressions US
  • Learn more about the Mission-Shaped Church
  • Discover tools to start Fresh Expressions in your area
What’s the Schedule? Saturday: 9.30 a.m. Gathering Time – Coffee & Refreshments 10.00 a.m. Welcome & Worship 10.15 a.m. Session # 1 – Movement: How Fresh Expressions Is Changing the Landscape 11.00 a.m. Break 11.15 a.m. Session # 2 – Need: Why Fresh Expressions Matter for the Church 12.15 p.m. Lunch Break 1.00pm Session # 3 – Form: Creating Fresh Expressions in Context 2.15 p.m. Break 2.30 p.m. Session # 4 – Action: How It’s Happening and How You Can Get Involved 3.30 p.m. Closing of Vision Day 6:30-9:00 p.m. Fresh Expressions Forum (optional) Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fresh Expressions Worship Experience (optional) DOWNLOAD FLYER

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

OTHER:

The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
 
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

 
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at hfleming@wnccumc.net.
 

 

  • Resources
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