David Male has put an interesting overview of his book Church Unplugged on Share. He makes an interesting contrast between Fresh Expressions of church and Pimp My Ride from MTV. Please have a read of the article.
My worry sometimes with all that is happening under the banner of fresh expressions of church/church planting is the danger that it can be simultaneously spectacular and superficial. I am by nature an optimist, but I worry we are too easily entranced by what seems to be spectacular. Often people tell me about some amazing church plant that now has 300 people within a year, but then when you start to ask some hard questions of how many of those are truly unchurched people who are now becoming disciples of Jesus the answers look far less convincing. The growth, I am afraid, is often the success of the marketplace, attracting Christians from other churches and the de-churched back.
Do Fresh Expressions run the risk of moving the passengers on the ship from cabin to cabin rather than inviting more people to get on board and come for the ride?