Fresh Expressions Vision Day February 15

Fresh Expressions Vision Day February 15

December 02, 2019

What is Fresh Expressions?

Fresh Expressions is a movement that is cultivating new forms of church alongside existing congregations in order to reach a changing world. Begun in England 10 years ago, it has resulted in the birth of over 2,500 new communities in the UK alone. Fresh Expressions has spread to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and is also taking shape in the US. 

At its heart, Fresh Expressions is about empowering and equipping God’s people to develop creative expressions of church that can reach the increasing diversity of our society. 

What is Vision Day?

Vision Day is a great way to discover more about Fresh Expressions. In an interactive format, you will have the chance to:

  • Hear how Fresh Expressions is renewing the church
  • Talk about the development of Fresh Expressions US
  • Learn more about the Mission-Shaped Church
  • Discover tools to start Fresh Expressions in your area

What’s the schedule?

9.00 am Gathering Time – Coffee & Refreshments
9.30 am Welcome & Worship
10.00 am Session # 1 – Movement: How Fresh Expressions Is Changing the Landscape
10.45 am Break
11.00 am Session # 2 – Need: Why Fresh Expressions Matter for the Church
12.00 pm Lunch Break
12.45 pm Session # 3 – Form: Creating Fresh Expressions in Context
2.00 pm Break
2.15 pm Local Story Interview & Q&A
2:50 pm Session # 4 – Action: How It’s Happening and How You Can Get Involved
3.30 pm Closing

When is Vision Day?



First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Street 
Ankeny, IA 50023 
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What is the cost to attend?

  • Iowa UMC affiliates pay only $30 through Feb. 9. Late registration is $35 and begins on Feb. 10.
  • General Admission is $40 through Feb. 9. Late registration is $45 and begins on Feb. 10.

Register today!