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First Expressions

Innovation and the Mission of God

First Expressions

Innovation and the Mission of God

Available for pre-order. Publication date: 31/12/2019.

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334058472
Published: 31/12/2019

Seeking insight from the real-life development of the earliest expressions of emerging church from their birth, through times of adolescent angst and into the reality of adulthood, First Expressions offers a unique insight into the long-term sustainability of fresh expressions.

Presenting the lived practice of the church in mission through a longitudinal lens, and eschewing the rose-tinted approach, it considers the reality of emerging churches - their birth and death, their creativity and conflict, their dreams and despair.

A picture of a church that is neither gathered and parish nor independent and networked emerges as the biographies of mission are brought into dialogue with a very ancient expression of mission, the birth of Philippians as a first expression of church in Europe.

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is Principal of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership and author of Built for Change: a practical theology of innovation and collaboration in leadership (2016) and The Out of Bounds Church? Learning to Create a Community of Faith in a Culture of Change, ( 2005).