‘Reaching New People’ is our St Albans Diocese FX Project to support parishes in making new disciples of Christ, by developing fresh expressions of church and equipping leaders.
A ‘Reaching New People in New Ways’ Guide has been produced with the intention of answering initial questions you may have and stimulating further interest:- read it here: RNP Guide
Opportunities this year:
RNP Vision Day – Saturday 20th October 2018 is a great opportunity for you and other key leaders to discover what your involvement in God’s mission might look like in your parish; this is a full morning – 9.30am – 1.30pm – at Rothamsted Conference Centre in Harpenden. Find out more and book your place here: RNP Vision Day 20-10-2018 (please note this date is a correction to Friday 12th October, as previously advertised)
New RNP Learn Training Course – begins Saturday 15th September 2018 – book here
Watch our video about the course:
– RNP Learn consists of three parts – ‘Explore‘, ‘Integrate‘ and ‘Engage‘.
All Courses are Saturdays 9am to 4pm, the scheduled plan is shown below – places can be booked for each component part:
- 26 January ‘Explore‘
- 16 February ‘Integrate‘
- 30 March ‘Engage‘
- 13 April ‘Explore‘
- 18 May ‘Integrate‘
- 8 June ‘Engage‘
Enquiries to: RNP Office
Grants for Fresh Expressions & missional Congregations
We are pleased to announce that we are inviting applications for grant funding, specifically for the start-up of fresh expressions or mission-focused congregations. These grants are designed to enable the development of fresh expressions and/or mission-focused congregations over the first 3 years.
Grants are available for:
- a maximum of £3,500 (spread over 3 yrs) for a monthly meeting,
- and £14,500 (spread over 3 yrs) for a weekly meeting.
To apply for a Grant, please complete and return your application to RNP Office, Fresh Expressions Administrator.
“Fresh Expressions are new forms of church that emerge within contemporary culture and engage primarily with those who don’t ‘go to church.”
Over 3000 Fresh Expressions (FX) are now active around the world. Fresh Expressions of Church take a number of different forms, such as Messy Church, New Monastic Communities, Cafe Church or Alternative Worship to name but a few. A number of key features unite them and provide further clarity around what a FX is; find out more from the dedicated FX Website