mission shaped ministry 2012-13

mission shaped ministry 2012-13

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012

This time around the mission shaped ministry course will be offered  as an entirely online course to be called, appropriately enough, MSM online! The course takes participants on a learning journey as part of a supportive community, training them for ministry in fresh expressions of church. To find out more about MSM online! email msm@freshexpressions.ca

ChurchNext TV’s interview with John Bowen

ChurchNext TV’s interview with John Bowen

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012

John Bowen: Evangelism for Normal People  Sure, it’s a cheeky way of putting it – but Wycliffe College Evangelism Professor John Bowen has some very serious things to say about how Christians witness to their faith.  His helpful definition for evangelism is: ‘Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, helping people take steps toward discipleship.’ […]

MSM down under!

MSM down under!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

Keep visiting the Fresh Expressions Canada website for news on the upcoming MSM online course or email us at msm@freshexpressions.ca

Excellent new video

Excellent new video

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012

Summer is a great time for going on trips and meeting family as well as seeing friends old and new. Earlier this year, Fresh Expressions Canada’s Andy & Sue Kalbfleisch, spent some time in England catching up on some of the fresh expressions of church that are emerging there. Andy has produced an excellent short […]

Vital Church Planting Conferences 2013

Vital Church Planting Conferences 2013

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012

 Vital Church Planting Conferences 2013 • Toronto: Thursday January 31 to Saturday February 2 • Edmonton: Tuesday February 5 to Thursday February 7       Plenary speaker at both conferences • Bishop Graham Cray Team Leader for Fresh Expressions UK Click here for more details.   Facebook Page

Something’s happening in Ajax, ON

Something’s happening in Ajax, ON

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012

Fresh Expressions Canada web manager and church planter extraordinaire, Ryan Sim, writes about a new project he’s been working on here. Scroll down to the article titled “Redeem the commute.”

Making Disciples  – VCP 2012 Workshop by John Bowen & Tim Haughton

Making Disciples – VCP 2012 Workshop by John Bowen & Tim Haughton

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012

This is a workshop given by John Bowen & Tim Haughton at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 1h:05m Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Building Community  – VCP 2012 Workshop by Simon Bell

Building Community – VCP 2012 Workshop by Simon Bell

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012

This is a workshop given by Simon Bell at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 1h:03m Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Serving Needs  – VCP 2012 Workshop by Jon Osmond

Serving Needs – VCP 2012 Workshop by Jon Osmond

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012

This is a workshop given by Jon Osmond at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 1h:03m Extra Resources Slides (PDF) Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Leading a Missional Team – VCP 2012 Workshop by Beth Fellinger

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012

This is a workshop given by Beth Fellinger at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 51m Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Building a Missional Team – VCP 2012 Workshop by Beth Fellinger

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012

This is a workshop given by Beth Fellinger at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 49m Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Planning for Mission – VCP 2012 Workshop by Ryan Sim

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012

This is a workshop given by Ryan Sim at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 49m Extra Resources Planning Workshop Slides (PDF) Sample Budget (Excel) Sample Budget (PDF) Missional Waymarks 1.9x (Draft PDF – Courtesy of Duke Vipperman) Lego Man in Space Story on CBC Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Assessing Mission – VCP 2012 Workshop by Duke Vipperman

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012

This is a workshop given by Duke Vipperman at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 42m Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

The Formative Journey of Fresh Expressions – VCP 2012 Plenary Session 4 by Dave Male

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012

This is the fourth plenary session given by Dave Male at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 25m Extra Resources PowerPoint Slides Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

8 ways to keep young adults out of your church

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012

In his blog Norman Ivison writes, “I realise that the church, called to be counter cultural, shouldn’t always pander to the wants and desires of the predominant culture. If it did we would have pews full of Christians singing cheesy Victorian hymns, separating church life from real life and having very convoluted and formal ways […]

Leading Missional Leaders – VCP 2012 Workshop by Jenny Andison & Gary Van Der Meer

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012

This is a workshop given by Jenny Andison & Gary Van Der Meer at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 50m Subscribe to all our Podcasts here  

How do we do this? The Process of Implementation – VCP 2012 Plenary Session by Dave Male

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012

This is the third plenary session given by Dave Male at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 1h:03m   Extra Resources PowerPoint Slides Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Coaching Missional Leaders – VCP 2012 Workshop by Cathie Crawford-Browning and Peter Warkentin with Connie den Bok

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012

This is a workshop given by Cathie Crawford-Browning and Peter Warkentin with Connie den Bok at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length:59m Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Who will do this? The Place of Missional Leaders – VCP 2012 Plenary Session by Dave Male

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012

This is the second plenary session given by Dave Male at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 47m   Extra Resources PowerPoint Slides Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Mission Outside the Church Walls – VCP 2012 Workshop by Tom Baird

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012

This is a workshop given by Tom Baird at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 55m Extra Resources Slides (PDF) Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Creating a Culture of Mission – VCP 2012 Workshop by Harold Percy

Posted by on May 30, 2012

This is a workshop given by Harold Percy at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 1h:11m Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

What do we do? The Power of Imagining the Future – VCP 2012 Plenary Session by Dave Male

Posted by on May 30, 2012

This is the first plenary session given by Dave Male at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 44m   Extra Resources PowerPoint Slides Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

'I don't know anyone who goes to church anymore.'

Posted by on May 28, 2012

In a recent blog posting, Fresh Expressions Director of Media, Norman Ivison, writes, “In Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (yes, films do take a while to arrive in Longridge) Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor), an expert in salmon, and Harriet Chetwode-Talbot  (Emily Blunt) arrive in the Middle East to embark upon a hopeless project. One of […]

Messy Church Canada May Newsletter

Posted by on May 15, 2012

Hi Everyone! Had a wonderful time in the UK meeting with Lucy Moore and the Messy Church team!  Andy (my hubby who some of you have met) and I are working on creating a Canadian MC disk that will include video clips of Messy Churches here, a video interview we did with Lucy, and materials […]

FXCA update may 2012

Posted by on May 7, 2012

  Hello! In the past few weeks small Monarch butterflies have been visiting florets on the burgeoning Maple trees here in Montreal. They are not so large as they will hopefully become in the summer, but their arrival is more than welcome, full as it is of the promise of warmer days ahead. Signs of […]

Is it possible to wait too long?

Posted by on May 2, 2012

We asked Dave Male: Is it possible to wait too long? Length: 1 minute, 24 seconds Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

Is there hope for the future?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012

We asked Dave Male: Is there hope for the future? Length: 2 minutes Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

What is Christian love?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012

We asked Dave Male: What is Christian love? Length: 1 minute, 43 seconds Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

FXCA update april 2012

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        april 2012 update   Hello!   Before April slides all too quickly into May, let me wish you a joyful Easter season. The reality of the risen Jesus with us always, is not easy to keep in the forefront of our minds. If you are like me, you will need frequent reminders of […]

How do we form community outside the church walls?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012

We asked Dave Male: How do we form community outside the church walls? Length: 1 minute, 27 seconds Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

How are new Christian communities formed?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012

We asked Dave Male: How are new Christian communities formed? Length: 1 minute, 27 seconds Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

The Table, Victoria, BC

Posted by on Apr 3, 2012

Watch an excellent interview with Pioneer Church Planter Josh Wilton of The Table, produced by The Going Home Show. Hope you like it!

How soon do we start public worship…

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012

We asked Dave Male: How soon do we start public worship… Length: 1 minute, 37 seconds Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

What is Church?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012

We asked Dave Male: What is Church? Length: 1 minute, 33 seconds Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

We would like to start something new…

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012

We asked Dave Male: We would like to start something new… Length: 1 minute, 30 seconds Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

FXCA update march 2012

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012

Hello! I hope you are well and continuing to enjoy this winter. Hello especially if you are receiving this update for the first time after asking to be subscribed to it either at the recent Regina Vision Day! It’s good to have you with us. Seems like changes in the weather patterns are threatening some […]

Fresh Expressions on a snowy day!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012

REGINA –About 30 people from several church families came together to learn about Fresh Expressions at All Saints Church, Regina, on a snowy day in late February.  Led by Fresh Expressions Canada Team Leader, Nick Brotherwood, and local Lutheran Pastor, Carla Blakley, the Fresh Expressions Vision Day participants considered new ways of being church and […]

What led you to start the Net?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012

We asked Dave Male: What led you to start the Net? Length: 2 minutes, 53 seconds Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

Sharing in a Missional Movement: An Update on fresh expressions of church in Britain

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012

According to the recently-published statistics, the Methodist Church and the Church of England each have one thousand fresh expressions of church, which involve a total of 66,000 people, meeting at least once per month. In addition, fresh expressions are developing in the United Reformed Church, the Congregational Federation, the Church of Scotland and other traditions. […]

What is a Pioneer?

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012

We asked Dave Male What is a Pioneer? Length: 54 seconds Watch for a new question posted each week, or view the entire interview here.

An Interview with Dave Male

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012

We asked Dave Male a few questions: What is a Pioneer? Length: 54 seconds What led you to start the Net? Length: 2 minutes, 53 seconds We would like to start something new… Length: 1 minute, 30 seconds What is Church? Length: 1 minute, 33 seconds How soon do we start public worship… Length: 1 […]

"Fresh expressions are here to stay" says Bishop

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012

“Fresh expressions are here to stay – for two reasons.” So says English Bishop and Archbishops’ Missioner, Graham Cray, in an op-ed piece in this month’s e-xpressions newsletter. “First they are now a proven part of the mission of the churches in this country. The movement is making a substantial numerical difference, and helping hundreds […]

Listen before you jump! Says FXCA team leader

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012

In an interview with Stuart Mann published on the Anglican Diocese of Toronto website, Fresh Expressions Canada team leader Nick Brotherwood says, “Many people who want to start fresh expressions of church are keen to roll up their sleeves and get working on plans and strategies. But one of the best things they can do […]

FXCA update february 2012

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012

FXCA update february 2012 Hello! I hope you are well and enjoying winter. Hello especially if you are receiving this update for the first time after asking to be subscribed to it either at the recent Vital Church Planting Conference or a recent Messy Fiesta! It’s good to have you with us. The first two […]

Missional Listening – VCP Workshop 2012

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012

These are notes from a workshop by Nick Brotherwood & Ryan Sim at VCP 2012. Missional Listening Workshop Slides (PDF) Missional Listening Exercise Questions (PDF) to be answered based on a demographic segment from this handbook.  

Messy churches attract young families

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012

“”We need to messy-up the way we do church in order to reach young families,” say Sue Kalbfleisch and Nancy Rowe.” In a recent telephone interview with Christian Week, Fresh Expressions Canada Vision Day Coordinator Sue Kalbfleisch spoke about the meesy Church outbreak . “There are Messy Churches springing up in every province,” she adds. […]

FXCA update january 2012

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012

  FXCA update january 2012 Happy New Year everyone! The Fresh Expressions Canada (FXCA) Team, is a team of committed volunteers, who in addition to each following their chosen careers, also lend their significant gifts to our shared goal, “to encourage the development of fresh expressions of church alongside more traditional expressions, with the aim […]

FXCA december 2011 update

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011

  december 2012  update Hello there! December already. I am sitting down to write the last Fresh Expressions Canada update for 2011. There is a very light dusting of snow outside. Amazing! Where did those eleven months go? Some of you  will be reading this update for the first time especially those who were at […]

Mixed Economy Church in A Changing Urban Context

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011

This is a workshop given by Simon Bell at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2011.

Basics of Vital Church Planting & Fresh Expressions

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011

This is a workshop given by Nick Brotherwood at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2011.