Fresh Expressions Values

‘Symbols’ of church, encapsulating the Fresh Expressions values - from café church

Although fresh expressions of church can appear to be very different, they all share a set of values, which are explained as follows:

Missional: they share the love of Jesus by behaving as Jesus did – loving and serving in the neighbourhood, outside of the church environment

Contextual: they are always adapted for and adapting to their situation.

Formational: their priority is to form disciples, by journeying with people and helping them to understand and become more like Jesus

Ecclesial: they are intentional about forming some form of church.

When you think about it, these are the values should apply to all expressions of church, and the Fresh Expressions movement encourages all churches to move towards behaving according to these values.