Posted: 07 Oct 2010 06:35 AM PDT
What is a Fresh Expression?
A Fresh Expression is a form of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church.
It will come into being through principles of listening, service, incarnational mission and making disciples.
It will have the potential to become a mature expression of church shaped by the gospel and the enduring marks of the church, and for its cultural context.
The October prayer request leaflet can be downloaded here (PDF format).
Please Pray for…
- Give thanks for the growing number of Fresh Expressions in this area.
- The Fresh Expressions Area Strategy Team (FEAST) as it meets on 14th October and Bishop Chris Edmondson who is the convenor.
- For the formation of specific focus groups within FEAST.
- For the planning of the ‘One in Christ’ event to be held on 11th Oct at St Peter’s House, Manchester.
- For the Catalyst event bringing together Church Planters and Pioneers for mutual support. To be held on 7th Oct 2010.
- For the URC in Levenshulme as they redevelop their church premises with a community focus.
- For people to take up the Mission Shaped Ministry course beginning in January.
Please also pray for…
- Keith Davies, Chair of District, Manchester pray for the Lord’s healing and strength
- Ben Edson, Diocesan fx missioner
- David King, Chair of Bolton & Rochdale District
- Richard Church, Synod Moderator
- Mark Street, Bolton & Rochdale District Missioner
- Pete Shepherd, Manchester & Stockport District Mission Enabler
- Tony Hardy, Diocesan Evangelist
- For the preparations of the Mission Shaped Ministry course to start in January ( 6 evenings, 3 Saturdays and 1 residential weekend to be held over the year)