“Fresh Expressions” is a movement within church-land to take ministry TO THE COMMUNITY rather than asking the community to come TO THE CHURCH. It’s high touch, low threat evangelism that places a priority on the ministry of presence.
In our case, it’s better said “Expresion Fresca.” Huh?
Well, here is Sammy Gonzalez, our Pastor of Latino Ministries, giving his weekly talk to the Spanish-speaking staff at Metrolina Greenscape, a local landscaping company.
Sammy establishes rapport, shares the Word, and offers prayer for the employees of Metrolina. In return, they regard him as their pastor and get the benefit of a church that comes to them, on their “turf.”
As an added bonus, the beard is quickly becoming epic.