Craig Williams

A few months ago we encouraged the members of our established congregation to not come to services on Sunday morning but instead to go into the community to listen and observe what others were doing on that day of the week. We encouraged them to engage in conversations, soliciting people’s opinions and observations about the […]

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What if tattoos could actually honor the Lord and build up the church? That’s the question Florida minister, Michael Beck, is putting to the test. Much of his congregation has religious symbolism tattooed on their body, and Beck actually leads a small church group from a tattoo parlor. Watch this video to learn more:

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Matt Hill

“Don’t be nervous. The worst thing they can say is no.” My mom used to tell me that every year when fundraising time would come around. It didn’t matter what team I was playing for, what I was selling, or who I was trying to sell something to–I hated sales. The anxious feeling of approaching […]

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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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Michael Beck

We know Fresh Expressions can catalyze the renewal of existing congregations, but can this approach bring revitalization to an entire district? The North Central District of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church is about to find out! I was inspired when our new district superintendent, Rev. June Edwards, preached in her inaugural address […]

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Fresh Expressions – Amore Project from BGAV on Vimeo.   Next Week in Harrisburg, Pa! REGISTER FOR AMORE HERE

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Michael Beck

Pioneering is tough! Not only do we face opposition from the inhabitants of the new territories into which we follow the Spirit to plant the Gospel, but when we are led to challenge defective or outdated systems, promote innovations, and catalyze movements, we can be attacked by people within the body of Christ as well. […]

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Verlon Fosner

The Reformation Era has left us in an interesting place. Exactly 500 years ago Martin Luther posted his 95 “protests” on the Wittenberg door, and with that the “protestant” movement was birthed. Here we are five centuries later, and we have been in protest for so long we no longer know what we were protesting. […]

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pioneer learning communities
Shannon Kiser

Exactly 47 years to the day of the Asbury College Revival, 60 ministry pioneers gathered at Asbury Theological Seminary to imagine a new revival. Through a partnership with the Kentucky Methodist Conference and Asbury Seminary, Fresh Expressions US kicked off a Pioneer Learning Community with ministry pioneers and existing church leaders. They began to get […]

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catholic witness interview
Tory Baucum

In just a few weeks, Truro will be co-sponsoring the Amore Project in conjunction with Fresh Expressions, and I encourage everyone to join us on Thursday, March 16, in Harrisburg, PA, for what I believe will be the heart of the three-day conference. In preparation for the conference, the Catholic Witness interviewed me, and I want […]

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