A Cohort for Permission Givers

Are you hoping to foster a fresh expression movement in your congregation, but don’t quite know how to go about it? Do you need help developing and implementing a plan to excite your congregation and identify lay pioneers?


Designed specifically for pastors of existing churches

This cohort is designed to:

  • Offer practical resourcing and support in developing and implementing a fresh expression vision
  • Provide a framework and monthly action steps to maximize your momentum
  • Provide peer conversation and connection with other church leaders working to jumpstart a fresh expression movement in a local congregation

The 8 month cohort includes:

6 Exclusive Webinars

On-Demand Online Learning

Half-Day Intensive—Developing a Discipleship Pathway that Leads to Multiplication

  • Webinar 1—A New Mental Model: The Mixed Economy of Church
  • Webinar 2—How to Be a Vision Caster for a Fresh Expression Movement in Your Congregation
  • Webinar 3—How to Identify, Recruit, and Support Pioneers
  • Webinar 4—How to Get Started: Beginning Small Experiments
  • Webinar 5—How to Foster a Blended Ecology in your System
  • Webinar 6—Common Pitfalls and Pushback
  • 7 Group Coaching sessions


What is a "permission giver"?

A permission giver is a person who has influence in the local church system. A pastor, a key leader on the church board, a lay pastor...anyone who has a significant role of vision casting and influence in a local congregation.

How do I know if I'm eligible for the partner discount? 

If your church is within the bounds of a denominational organization that has a partnership agreement with Fresh Expressions, you are eligible for the partner discount. Check with your denominational office to find out partnership status and discount code.

When will the webinars take place? 

The 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1-3 PM ET beginning January 2021. Webinars will take place Jan/Feb/March, with a break in April, resuming May/June/July. The half day intensive on discipleship will take place in September.

What is the coaching that is included? 

Participants in the cohort will be assigned to a peer coaching group that will meet with a Fresh Expression trainer once a month for peer to peer sharing, discernment, and action planning. This session is in addition to the monthly webinar, and will be scheduled in consultation with the Fresh Expression trainer.