Fresh expressions of Church courses

Are you thinking of starting a Fresh Expression of Church?

Are you wondering if you might be a pioneer?

Do you have a passion for mission in an innovative way but you 're not sure where to start?

Emerging Pioneers is a pop up, one stop learning community that can come to your church, united benefice, leadership or ministry team, PCC, deanery... to help you to explore what it means to pioneer a Fresh Expression of Church. It offers tailor made learning from a selection of topics, facilitated conversation and first hand examples from experienced pioneers.

Once we 've gone there is an expectation that the group will be continue to explore what has been covered and there will also be an opportunity to set up a visit or placement experience at a Fresh Expression of Church local to you. Group numbers can be between 5-20 people and can be booked for an evening or day time session lasting 2-3 hours.

Learning focus can include:

  • What is a Fresh Expression of Church?
  • What is church?
  • Blended economy: a 50/50 vision
  • Genres of Fresh Expressions of Church
  • Models of Fresh Expressions of Church
  • What is a pioneer?
  • Inherited gathered and fresh - 'from franchise to enterprise '
  • A changing context for mission
  • Millennials: reaching those aged 18-35
  • Sustainability
  • Local context: rural, new housing, urban

For more details talk to Ed Olsworth-Peter,

Adviser for Fresh Expressions of Church and Young Adults

email mission.events@elydiocese.org,

call 01353 652736

Upcoming Events

Pioneer Masterclass: March & May 2018

Blended: National Anglican Fresh Expressions Festival: 3rd November 2018


The Diocese of Ely are delighted to be hosting the 4th National Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference on the 3rd of November from 10am – 4pm which this year will feel more like a festival.

Based in Ely Cathedral and surrounding buildings ‘Blended’ will have an immersive and experiential feel. It will explore how Inherited Church and New Christian Communities can partner together.

Booking will open later in the year. Look out for more details at www.elydiocese.org and www.freshexpressions.org.uk