Poverty and Fresh Expressions

A study of emerging forms of church in deprived communities

February 2012

What are the issues do fresh expressions of churches face in communities of extreme poverty?

Working in deprived areas, many Christians have often tried to set up initiatives and projects that support people materially and also seek to connect people to God and the wider church.

Church Urban Fund commissioned a study by the Oxford Centre for Ecclesiology and Practical Theology (OxCEPT) into how this was being worked out. This report summarises the key issues facing emerging forms of church in deprived communities.