Learning from Fresh Expressions of Church
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SEEING AFRESH offers an informed, thoughtful and multi-faceted reflection on fresh expressions of church. It explores their theological foundations, missional motivations and the cultural influences that have shaped their development, and reflects upon the life and practice of the church in today’s changing contexts. It relates the stories of various fresh expressions of church and asks what can be learned from them. Throughout, David McCarthy draws on vivid examples from popular culture to enliven his analysis and to make connections between the gospel and the world that God loves.
PART ONE gives an overview of fresh expressions of church and how they develop.
PART TWO asks what experience has taught us about God, ourselves and the communities we serve.
PART THREE tells actual stories from those involved in fresh expressions of church as they reflect upon the wider lessons they have learnt.
PART FOUR seeks to discern the church’s future direction of travel.
"Follow the threads in this book, and you will find encouragement and inspiration for a new future for the Church that Christ will always love, and loves to see constantly changing.” -- Phil Potter
“This book is a pleasure to read, David writes creatively so that he almost paints the story of fresh expressions in Scotland. It is a celebration of all that God has done breathing new life in His Church.” -- Rachel Jordan-Wolf, National Mission and Evangelism Advisor to the Church of England.