Fresh Expressions of Church

Movers Edwards, T.

That this Synod:
affirms the mixed economy of existing and fresh expressions of church, working in partnership, as a most promising mission strategy in a fast changing culture;
recommends that each diocese should have a strategy for the encouragement and resourcing of church planting and fresh expressions of church, reflecting the network neighbourhood reality of society and of mission opportunity;
recommends that the initial training of all ministers, lay and ordained, should include a focus on cross-cultural evangelism, church planting and fresh expressions of church;
encourages those responsible for vocations and training in dioceses and parishes to promote the imaginative recruitment, training and deployment of ordained and lay pioneer ministers:
commends the Back to Church Sunday initiative to dioceses;
requests that Fresh Expressions Australia give particular attention to the development of the following aspects of the mission-shaped church in the next triennium (2010-2012), namely
(a) the ongoing growth of fresh expressions in suburban, rural, regional and remote Australia;
(b) the challenge of multicultural contexts;
(c) the need for collaboration between dioceses;
(d) the development of pioneer training for lay and ordained leaders;
(e) the consolidation of a network of practitioners; and
(f) the consideration of partnership with Anglican schools in the development
of Fresh Expressions, especially in new and growing housing areas.

Bishop Trevor Edwards moved, Bishop Stuart Robinson seconding, 22 Sept 10

Resolution year: 2010
Resolution number: 105/10