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Fresh Expressions - RESCHEDULED

Location: Barrington UMC, 98 Algonquin Rd., Barrington

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Bishop Kenneth Carter


Due to an unexpected schedule change, Bishop Carter will no longer be able to lead the Fresh Expressions workshop on Thursday, March 12.  The Office of Congregational Developmental will reschedule this workshop for the fall. Look for a new date and details soon. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have paid for your registration and would like to holdover for the new date, nothing needs to be done. If you'd like a refund, please email Laura Lopez at

Thursday, March 12, 9am to 3:30pm 

Fresh Expressions

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Explore the wave of new Christian churches emerging to reach unchurched and dechurched people living in a culture that is increasingly non-religious and multi-religious. These established churches and new faith communities gather with people who typically have never been to church, listening to them and meeting them where they are on their journey toward Jesus. They have learned fresh ways to communicate their identity through discipleship.

Our presenter is Bishop Kenneth Carter, resident bishop of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, president of the Council of Bishops, and author of  "Fresh Expressions:  A New Kind of Methodist Church" (with Audrey Warren; Abingdon Press, 2017)

Bishop Carter will cover such topics as including redefining connection and evangelism, fresh expressions of our Methodist faith, and missional relationships in our current cultural landscape. Cost is $20. Registration closes March 10 at 12noon.

Fresh Expressions is an international movement of missionary disciples cultivating new Methodist churches in partnership with existing congregations to reach unchurched and dechurched people.

Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. is resident bishop of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Along with the Cabinet, he gives pastoral and administrative leadership to almost 800 congregations, encouraging fresh expressions of church, campus ministries and outreach initiatives. He came to the Florida Conference in 2012, following a ministry of almost 30 years in Western North Carolina, including 29 years as a local church pastor.  Bishop Carter also serves as the president of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church, and he was one of three moderators of A Way Forward, the commission authorized by the General Conference in matters of unity and human sexuality.  His great hope for the church is that she will rediscover an orthodox Christian faith which offers the radically inclusive grace of God to all people, and at the same time calls every follower of Jesus to inner holiness, missional compassion and hopeful witness. He travels extensively across the state, preaching in local churches and encouraging lay and clergy leaders.

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