Sometimes it's hard to imagine something that is valiantly being described to you, until you see it for yourself. Take for instance the old example of trying to describe a pineapple to an Eskimo who has always lived on the arctic tundra. In the same way, fresh expressions or new ways of being Church is a new set of ideas. Whilst much can be read and taught about them, seeing examples in action can provide both insight and inspiration. For these reasons, we have included on our site here, examples or models of new ways of being Church in Port Phillip West Presbytery.
If you hover your mouse over one of the models, it will tell you where or what this model is. If you have a vision as a Christian community about a new way of being Church, or if you are having a go at developing or running one, please feel free to add it to our site. Just go to 'Register your model or vision of Church' on the front page and add to the growing knowledge base. You will then see it added to our 'Maps' section that shows the spread of fresh expressions of Church in our Presbytery.
Vietnamese Fresh Expression, St Albans Uniting Church
A Vietnamese Fresh Expression of Church, St Albans.Read more
Mission Pioneer Learning Day October 2016
The Pioneer Learning Day, focussing on exploring new ways to be missional Church in the C21st.Read more
Mission Pioneer Learning Day March 2016
What happened at the Pioneer Learning day, March 2016?Read more
This is a clip about a fresh expression of church which supports people experiencing mental health issues.Read more
Church of the Latter Day Geeks
An interesting initiative to connect gospel and contemporary culture (Sci Fi)Read more
Presbytery Report to synod 2014
A visual presentation of the missional life of the Presbytery of Port Phillip West, Victoria.Read more
A traditional church that transformed into a new model of church as a vintage shopRead more
A knitting group as a way of being Church and connecting with the communityRead more