The Fresh Expressions US Team is pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This is the latest step forward in a growing collaborative cross-denominational movement.
Neil McDavid, Director of New Church Development in the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference said:
The Alabama West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church is delighted to be in partnership with Fresh Expressions US. This missionary-minded movement that is about creating new kinds of church alongside existing congregations. This movement, designed to reach our increasingly diverse and growing unchurched population, aligns perfectly with our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
To connect with the movement in the region, join us for a Vision on October 3 at First United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Florida.
Fresh Expressions is an international movement of missionary disciples cultivating new kinds of church alongside existing congregations to more effectively engage our growing post-Christian society. Begun in 2004 as an initiative of the Church of England and the British Methodist Church, it has resulted in the birth of thousands of new communities in the UK bringing renewal to established churches. Fresh Expressions has spread to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Germany. In 2010, the movement began taking shape in the US through the vision and generosity of the Baptist General Association of Virginia and a growing number of partners committed to a new era of mission in North America.
If your organization is interested in partnership with the movement. Contact Chris Backert.