Sue and Andy Kalbfleisch travelled to the UK in September 2009 to explore fresh expressions of church, and are liveblogging their travels here.
Meeting with Rev’d Dave Male on Monday, September 7th at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
Author of “Church Unplugged”, Dave is a tutor in Pioneer Mission Training (Ridley Hall & Westcott House, CambridgeUniversity) and Fresh Expressions Advisor for the Diocese of Ely.
We met to discuss Dave’s work with Pioneering Ministry and Fresh Expressions. For Dave it is important to establish an environment in which people with pioneering and innovative gifts can use their gifts – and then within a like-minded community Fresh Expressions can flourish. Participating in a Mission Shaped Intro course is a way to bring people together and Dave suggests it is best for a group of 2 or 3 from a church attend together.
Dave suggests meeting with entrepreneurial Christian businessmen as a way to brainstorm and create new ideas for ministry.