Video Contest Announced!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013
Video Contest Announced!

You are invited to produce a 3 minute Canadian video that shows: a Fresh Expression of Church in your community, or a Church Plant Initiative, or an Innovative Ministry Initiative For ideas, check out the videos posted on this site. What to do: Shoot your video and edit it with voice over, music, transitions and […]

mission shaped ministry 2012-13

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012
mission shaped ministry 2012-13

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

MSM down under!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012
MSM down under!

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

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012
Excellent new video

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

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012
Vital Church Planting Conferences 2013

 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

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012
Something’s happening in Ajax, ON

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.”

Building Community – VCP 2012 Workshop by Simon Bell

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012
Building Community  – VCP 2012 Workshop by Simon Bell

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

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012
Serving Needs  – VCP 2012 Workshop by Jon Osmond

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

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

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

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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.  

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.

What expectations should we have about permanency for these “fresh expressions of church”?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011

We asked Steve Croft:

What expectations should we have about permanency for these “fresh expressions of church”?

Missional Coaching

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011

This is a workshop given by Duke Vipperman at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2011.

What kind of leadership is required?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011

We asked Steve Croft:

What kind of leadership is required?

Starting & Restarting Community in Every Generation

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011

This is a workshop given by Melissa Graham Burke at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2011.

VCP 2011 Plenary by Steve Croft

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011

This is a plenary talk given by Bishop Steve Croft at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2011.

With all this talk of “fresh expressions” isn’t it easy for those of us in “not-quite-as-fresh-as-we-used-to-be” churches to feel left out?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011

We asked Steve Croft:

With all this talk of “fresh expressions” isn’t it easy for those of us in “not-quite-as-fresh-as-we-used-to-be” churches to feel left out?

In what sense is it right to call these “fresh expressions”, churches?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011

We asked Steve Croft:

In what sense is it right to call these “fresh expressions”, churches?

What exactly is a “fresh expression of church”?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011

We asked Steve Croft:

What exactly is a “fresh expression of church”?

VCP 2011 Podcast Series launched

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011

Today saw the launch of the first two in a series of podcasts featuring all of the  plenary sessions and some of the workshops from this year’s Vital Church Planting Conferences. Each month another set of podcasts will be posted on this site. Here are the details of the first set:-     Beth Fellinger’s […]

VCP 2011 Plenary by Beth Fellinger

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011

This is a plenary talk given by Beth Fellinger at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2011.

Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Tradition

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011

This is a workshop given by Bishop Stephen Cottrell, and facilitated by Father David Harrison, at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2011.

Time to start new churches?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011

In an article in the April edition of Niagara Anglican Online, Dr. John Bowen, (Wycliffe College’s Professor of Evangelism and Director of the Institute of Evangelism,) makes the case for starting new forms of church in our post-Christendom context.

interview with VCP speaker

Posted by on Mar 13, 2011

The Diocese of Edmonton’s Thomas Brauer shot this video of his interview with Bishop Steven Croft, who will be a speaker who will be a speaker at both Vital Church Planting West & Easy conferences this May.

Go West, young conference…

Posted by on Jun 14, 2010

Standing Stones. Thanks to Margaret Marschall, Editor of the Edmonton/Athabasca paper, The Messenger This morning I was part of a monthly gathering of church planters in Edmonton.  We gather to support and encourage one another, and we take it in turns to discuss issues that are concerning us in our ministries.  At the end of […]