we have a very, very long way to go when it comes to both fresh and inherited models of church within the church of England. there are always going to be rubbish fresh expressions and rubbish inherited models !as well as amazing ones of both ! the worrying thing is that they feel pitted against each other !!! not good at all.
they are both becoming church and will always remain doing so !! long may those who led either or both have the humility to say i need to learn from the other so that we can more fully become church!!! which is easier for me to say because the expectations of what i do are not conformed by tradition (yet!) there is nothing new under the sun and no fresh expression is a brand new thing ! it might be more culturally relevant but the message and principles remain the same and so they should. after all we all come from this amazing Body that is Christ’s !!!