New Places for New People: Starting Christian Communities
New Places for New People are projects whose primary goal is to start, build, and reproduce new Christian communities among unaffiliated people. These include church plants, pioneer experiments, Fresh Expressions, missional communities, etc.
Pioneering is the adventure of discovering, shaping and articulating the gospel in a place previously untouched by established patterns of church and evangelism. Pioneering expects the emergence of a new church community and breaks the ground for the possibility of a new church to grow.
Church Planting is the sending of individuals and/or teams with the intention of starting, forming and growing a community of faith that reaches a new culture, population or people group.
Fresh Expressions are forms of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church.
A Missional Community is a smaller group of people who identify as a Christian community who unite and share life together around a common calling to service and witness to a particular neighbourhood, human population, or network of relationships.