Chris Backert

The calling to participate in the mission of God led many families of shared belief to organize missionary societies for the sake of the propagation of the good news of Jesus to unreached peoples. William Carey is often noted as the father of modern missions for his instrumental role in the establishment of the first […]

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Michael Beck

Pioneering is a tough job, but someone has to do it! This is a continuation of another post I wrote about physical health. This article will address another important factor in pioneering and frontline ministry, emotional health. Sustainability, healthy boundaries and intentional spiritual disciplines precede and undergird any conversation about keys to effective pioneering. My goal […]

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Joshua Hearne

It was just an ordinary hotel room the night before. Just two beds, a television, a couple of chairs, a forgettable print of some unknown artwork, and a Gideons’ bible in the bedside table—but something was different that night. That night, as the sun set and people made their way to their homes and their […]

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A fantastic cohort of young adults have joined the Fresh Expressions team for the summer. The interns are writing stories about fresh expressions of church emerging all over the country. If we know about something you’re doing, don’t be surprised if you get an email or phone call from one of them asking you to […]

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Like you, the Fresh Expressions team has shifted into summer mode. But before you know it, we’ll be gearing up for a new season of Fresh Expression training. Here’s what you can look forward to: Pioneer Learning Community, Orlando, Fl. We’ll be kicking off a new Pioneer Learning Community in Orlando, Florida the weekend of […]

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Gray Swindell

Fresh Expressions must be undergirded by intercession and intimacy with the Holy Spirit. Here is a  current facebook post written by Gray Swindell, explaining the nature of prayer, and how we can win the battle against Satan’s schemes. Click here to learn more about the Ananias Project. The idea that this world is a playground […]

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Luke Edwards

The most controversial aspect of my ministry, besides the fact that the church I lead meets in a bar, is that I have the audacity to call it ‘church.’ I often catch church people trying to call King Street Church, “King Street Ministries.” I’ll explain our dialogical worship to people and they’ll respond, “Oh, so […]

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Shannon Kiser

“I don’t like the word bi-vocational. We need to find another word.” This was the first sentence of a conversation with a pioneer at a recent pioneer learning community. Lots of people are talking these days about the changing landscape of ministry leadership and the very real possibility that many leaders will draw an income […]

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Chris Backert

It’s no surprise that today’s world is different than that of yesteryear. The communications revolution is probably having almost as far-reaching an impact on today’s denominations as the new views on authority and structure in the culture are. The new wave of communication technology has flattened many of the traditional hierarchies that are found in […]

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Here’s JR Briggs explaining where the Fresh Expressions approach comes from and what it’s innovative idea is for the church and incarnational ministry. “This is God with flesh on him, physically present to those he sought to serve and save.”

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