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“Fresh Expressions seeks to transform communities and individuals through championing, resourcing and multiplying new ways of being church.” This article from the Fresh Expressions website offers churches multiple ways to enrich their worship gatherings. After defining the Fresh Expressions understanding of worship, a chart offers numerous worship ideas for a variety of groups ranging from children to inter-generations to those retired or those with “complex lives.” Worship components offered include adoration, confession, peace, and communion. Specific ideas are creative yet practical, such as different ways to engage with scripture, suggested props for use with the Lord’s Prayer, and activities, such as writing and picking a blessing from a hat. Lastly, a lengthy list of worship “ingredients” is offered, including poetry, dancing, background music, silence, and hospitality. The sheer number of ideas offered here makes this a must-see for Christian clergy and lay leaders seeking to refresh worship.