Winfield Bevins

The Celtic missionary movement that was started by St. Patrick was a fresh expression of the church. When most of us think of Ireland, we think about green rolling hills and country-sides covered in grass. What is not as widely known is that over one thousand years ago on this little island, was the birth […]

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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the church has fallen on hard times in the Western world. If you don’t believe me, consider the fact that there are now 130 million unchurched people in the United States, making it the largest mission field in the Western hemisphere and the fifth-largest mission field […]

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Winfield Bevins

I love the local church with all of my heart and always will. However, this wasn’t always the case. Before I was a Christian, church was one of the last places on earth that I wanted to be. Like many people, I thought church was boring, dry, stuffy, and irrelevant to my life. In a […]

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Warning: Being missional may kill your church. You may be thinking, “Seriously I thought being missional was cool?” or “I thought being missional was going to grow my church plant?” Well, I have good news and bad news for you. The Good News The good news is there is a healthy mission shift happening in […]

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Winfield Bevins

There is a lot of talk about mission and being missional. You may be wondering, “Why does mission matter?” First of all, mission is why we exist. God’s love inspires us to be missionaries to the world around us. Emil Brunner said, “The church exists by mission just as fire exists by burning.” Mission begins […]

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Winfield Bevins

Advent is my favorite season of the Christian year. I especially love the colors, sites, and smells of the season, not to mention Christmas cookies! Advent is a great reminder for traditional churches and Fresh Expressions of the mystery of the Virgin birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. The season of Advent marks the beginning […]

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