‘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 – 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)
Sacramental Vision Day – Saturday 22nd September 2018 – Anglican Catholic Mission and the challenge of reaching new people, the event will run between 10am & 3pm at St Saviour’s Church St Albans.
New Training Course – begins September 2018 – 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.
Now running: Mission Shaped Ministry Course
‘Equipping you for a lifetime of good practice and learning in planting and sustaining fresh expressions of church.’
We are excited to be running this one-year, part-time learning journey, exploring the start-up of fresh expressions of church.
Meet The RNP Team
February 2018, Mark Dunwoody joins the RNP Team
Mark is the new Senior Fresh Expressions Development Officer with the RNP Team. Mark is well known in the international mission circuit, with over 20 years of experience in missional projects, he has lived in five countries and worked across three Anglican communions. Mark says, “My life’s passion is to journey alongside people with a heart for Jesus-centred, kingdom-inspired communities …..”
Read the full report here: St Albans welcomes Mark Dunwoody
“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