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The filling station as a fresh expression of church for consideration in the local congregational context : a practical-theological investigation

dc.contributor.authorNell, Ian A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMellows, Susanen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-08T12:44:00Z
dc.date.available2019-02-08T12:44:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationNell, I. A. & Mellows, S. 2017. The filling station as a fresh expression of church for consideration in the local congregational context : a practical-theological investigation. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 73(4):a4544, doi:10.4102/hts.v73i4.4544
dc.identifier.issn2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/hts.v73i4.4544
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105397
dc.descriptionCITATION: Nell, I. A. & Mellows, S. 2017. The filling station as a fresh expression of church for consideration in the local congregational context : a practical-theological investigation. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 73(4):a4544, doi:10.4102/hts.v73i4.4544.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://hts.org.za
dc.description.abstractThe findings of the Archbishop’s Council in their 2004 report, to the effect that traditional forms of church in Britain are under threat because of changing cultural patterns, emphasise the need to re-think church for our contemporary contexts. The ‘Fresh Expressions of church’ movement is one such initiative identified and approved of by the Archbishop’s Council. This article reports on research undertaken in a practical theological interpretation of The Filling Station, a Christian ministry that has grown significantly in its 10-year history and was formed as a missional endeavour in recognition of declining church attendance in traditional churches in Britain. This work explores whether The Filling Station is a Fresh Expression of church and whether it meets the values of authentic missional churches. In examining whether The Filling Station ought to be considered for import into appropriate local congregational contexts, it enquires whether it satisfactorily addresses prevailing social trends affecting churches, including consumerism and the need for identity.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://hts.org.za/index.php/HTS/article/view/4544
dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectCongregational studiesen_ZA
dc.subjectFresh Expressions (Organization)en_ZA
dc.titleThe filling station as a fresh expression of church for consideration in the local congregational context : a practical-theological investigationen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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