Its FRESH and EMERGING but is it PROPER Church?

Some of the questions raised on Share The Guide

Can pioneers water down the gospel?

What would you do differently 20 years ago?

Are Fresh Expressions PROPER church?

If this is new to you, the fresh expressions movement is one of those remarkable corners of the emerging church that has received widespread support from the institutions, from local churches and parishes, all the way up to Bishops [Bishop Graham Cray now leads the FE team], as I have mentioned before. Even the Archbishop has referred to the growth of Fresh Expressions as “phenomenal” and an illustration of a healthy “mixed economy”.

Along with hundreds of these new fresh expressions are fresh resources that can be used by anyone wanting to start their own spiritual community. Like this one . .

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Share The Guide is a great online resource for those wanting to start their own fresh expression of church. The blog posts are often quite substantial. It feels more like an interactive book or church-planting manual than a blog. And the comments are helpful. I have been asked to give some thoughts on the site and so I am hanging out in the Share The Guide Website this morning to add some comments and interact with people’s posts.

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Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Fantastic stuff Andrew – thanks for sharing. Isn’t an interactive blog really the way to go for disseminating info of this nature given how quickly all of this changes?

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