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1 What’s So Special About Methodism Session 4: Methodism: Past, present & Future.

2 The Past

3 Societies

4 Classes

5 love of God love of neighbour Humility mortification and self-denial resignation Meekness thanksgiving. The ‘one thing needful’ was a soul renewed in the image of God.” Bands

6 Failure & Reform His desire to reform the Church of England, and His failures, both real and perceived.

7 Failure & Reform

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11 No New Ideas ?

12 The Present

13 Comfortable Institutionalisation

14 Decline

15 Transition

16 Break

17 Future “A discipleship movement shaped for mission”

18 Our Calling Worship Learning and Caring Service Evangelism

19 Inspire How is my life with God? How is my life in training? How is my life with others? How is my life in the world?

20 Fresh Expressions A fresh expression is a form of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church.

21 Fresh Expressions It will come into being through principles of listening, service, incarnational mission and making disciples; It will have the potential to become a mature expression of church shaped by the gospel and the enduring marks of the church and for its cultural context.

22 Fresh Expressions serve those outside church; listen to people and enter their culture; make discipleship a priority; form church.

23 Fresh Expressions Intention: new community or congregation, for un-churched or de-churched - Fresh Expression Do mission better in order to attract people existing church or congregation. - Not Fresh Expression

24 Fractal Theology

25 Norwegian Fjords as seen by a satellite Fractal Theology

26 ‘Romanesco Broccoli’ - Shows visible fractal qualities Fractal Theology

27 A landscape generated entirely on a computer using fractals Fractal Theology

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