First expressions: innovation and the mission of God

Steve Taylor

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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, this book 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..
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSCM Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9780334058472
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Innovation
  • mission
  • alternative worship


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