Urban Expression: creative church planting in the inner city
Urban Expression is a mission agency that recruits, equips, deploys and networks self-financing teams, pioneering creative and relevant expressions of the Christian church in under-churched areas of the inner city.
Urban Expression is committed to incarnational ministry on the margins and amongst the poor, and encourages teams to move into urban neighbourhoods to work with others to pioneer exciting, grass-roots, transformative way of being church which seek God’s kingdom of justice and peace.
The inner city is where Christian mission in Britain has been at its most creative over the past two centuries. But church life in many inner city communities is weak.
• Because the social and spiritual needs in the inner city are enormous
• Because the inner city is changing and many churches struggle to adapt
• Because Christians have steadily moved to the suburbs and continue to do so
• Because inappropriate models of church planting are sometimes used in the inner city
So under-churched areas of the inner city continue to challenge Christians to engage in pioneering and creative mission.
Urban Expression invites team members to move in and get involved; to build relationships, listen carefully and learn from others; to discover what God is already doing and join in!
Community Weekend 2015
We're really excited for this year's Community Weekend "Feast of Fools", Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 October 2015!
It's being held at IMC, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham, B29 6QX and will be great opportunity to meet together, chat, eat and have ou thinking stretched. If you're not involved with Urban Expression at all, but would like to know a bit more about us, this is the perfect place to come and learn more. It's laid back and friendly, but full of opportunities to learn from and share with one another.
There is a creche available for under 4s, so please let us know if you're planning on bringing any.
For tickets and accommodation, follow the eventbrite link below:
New Team Opportunities in Potters Bar...
Urban Expression has a blog!
This is not your average church/ theology blog. It is an attempt to communicate the grittiness, complexity, uniqueness and beauty of the inner city life and what mission looks like in this context, through the stories and reflections of our teams.
If you want an insight into what urban mission looks like in real life on a day to day level, take a look: