Kaya Prasad

“It’s good to see you, honey!” says Emma as we sit down at the table.  I bend down to give her a big hug as I reply, “It’s good to see you too!”  Katherine and Emma, a pair of 80-somethings from the church I attend in Richmond, Virginia, have invited my family out to lunch […]

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Joshua Hearne

One of the best parts of my week is being able to serve communion at Grace and Main’s Thursday night meals. On some very special weeks, I may get to serve communion at more than one service or meal! There’s just something about that moment when the community stands in quiet recognition of what that […]

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Verlon Fosner

How should the church respond to the call to serve the poor? Many Fresh Expression Churches will have the opportunity to engage with people from the lower third of the socio-economic ladder, and might even feel “sent” by the Lord to do church for this population. So a good theological understanding of the churches preeminant […]

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This Spring, FXUS’s own Gannon Sims was able to sit down with our FXUS Prayer Coordinator, Cheryl McCarthy, and Canon Thomas Herrick to discuss the relationship between a pastor and his intercessors. This is what Tom had to say about his involvement with Fresh Expressions US.  As a Fresh Expressions US Pioneer you are learning […]

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Kaya Prasad

In a recent video conference sponsored by our friends at the NorthStar Church Network, ministry veteran Doug Murren addressed the topic of changes for church in the modern American context. Murren offered an assortment of insights from his experience as a pastor and evangelist, but all of his advice for church leaders flows from his […]

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The Fresh Expressions US Team is pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This is the latest step forward in a growing collaborative cross-denominational movement. John Boggs, Director of Vital Discipleship in the Western North Carolina Conference said: In a time when more and more people are […]

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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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