Saturday, 6 June 2009

Fresh Expressions Vision Day

Today was a great day for fresh expressions in the Diocese of Oxford. The Fresh Expressions Oversight Group organised a Vision Day for key leaders which also serves as an opportunity for the Cutting Edge communities to gather and share...

The whole event took place at the Kings Centre, Osney Mead, an amazing wearhouse conversion church which can be hired out as a conference centre. 

There was a good Milton Keynes turn out with Paul Bright, Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga, Bob Collard, Mike Baldwin, Peeny Keens, and Cathi, Howard and Seren Williams. Mike Morris was also there - as a Godly Play story teller...

There were opportunities to experience worship as led by different communities, to hear their stories and to think about key issues.

There were people present from Maybe, Home, iChurch, Messy Church, Cafeplus, Contemplative Fire and more... I was there to promote mission shaped ministry.

All in all, it was an extremely good day and there were many good conversations and encounters. It was the kind of event that we need to have if we are to encourage fresh expressions.

Moving on, we do need to start organising some more networking events in Milton Keynes and bring together a group to look at CafeChurch in more detail...

Lots of good stuff - looking forward to next year already!

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