Fresh Expressions of Church
The Mission-Shaped Church is out, and was front-page news in the National Post yesterday. Jonny Baker writes:
The reports argues that a ‘mixed economy church’ is what is needed in the new context we find ourselves in. One size no longer fits all. Parish churches and traditional models of ministry and church are to be encouraged and developed but alongside these we need a whole set of ‘fresh expressions’ of church. Examples talked about include youth congregations, network church, alternative worship, base communities, cell church, new monastic orders, traditional church plants, cafe church, multiple and midweek congregations, church in school and so on…
Sounds great. I’m ordering my copy today.