Michael Beck

Have you ever watched a toddler learn shapes through playing with a shape cube? It’s an amazing trial-and-error process through which the preschooler actually learns shapes. During this failing-forward experience, the toddler bangs the shape box with the different shapes. As a consequence of trying to force the square into the circle, the hexagon into […]

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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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Luke Edwards

Last week, I was telling a person from another church in town about one of King Street Church’s fresh expressions, where the word of God is read and proclaimed in the context of loving, Christian community. She responded, “So it’s a bible study?” “No, it’s a church,” I replied. “Then where is the worship?” What […]

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Fresh Expression US is dedicated to helping pioneer new forms of the Church. One form that will have increasing relevance in our culture is what we refer to as an “Amore Community”. This video will introduce you to Amore, and a special upcoming event focused on reimagining the family on mission.

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Shannon Kiser

I live in the nation’s capital. There is a badge of honor worn proudly around here, and it’s called “busyness.” The extent of one’s busyness is understood as being directly correlated to their value and purpose. “How are you?” “I’m busy; I’m extremely busy; I’ve never been so busy.” I confess that I, too, have […]

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Verlon Fosner

The topic of starting new churches today needs a more honest discussion about “place.” A review of the past one hundred years reveals that almost all new churches have been started in middle and upper class neighborhoods. It might be time to reevaluate where we are locating our new churches. It might be time to […]

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Gannon Sims

At the 2016 Fresh Expressions National Gathering, we considered how to be Church at church, home and everywhere in between. We met Renzo Bonetti and learned about The Amore Project—a new movement helping married couples reimagine the family as the ‘domestic church’ and the ‘oikos’ or household as central to the abundance we share in […]

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It’s one thing to win over your enemies. But you know what’s harder? Winning over the apathetic. In this video, Travis Collins and others tell of new forms of Church that sprung out of Bel Air Baptist. Who is God calling you to be salt and light among?

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Kris Beckert

Back in the 8th grade, I played softball. I played on two teams and loved every minute of my time behind the plate calling the pitches and getting dirty in collisions. I was the only member of my family who played a sport, and I couldn’t imagine playing anything else. Then one spring day in […]

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Travis Collins

She, along with a handful of members of her new congregations, prayer walked for more than a year. She believed God had shown her a picture of Joshua walking around the walls of Jericho…and of the walls falling. She was sure of it. So she kept walking. And praying. And listening. And paying attention. Even when some […]

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