Michael Beck

This article demonstrates how the Florida UMC is embracing the Fresh Expressions approach. How would you empower your churches to embrace fresh expressions of Church? On April 8th, we are asking all the churches in our district to begin the first step of the fresh expressions process which looks this: Listening. Loving and Serving. Building Community. Exploring […]

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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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Inspiring novel forms of church. Sharing our stories. Incarnating Christ. 7 Confessions of A Hipster Christian Before hipster-ness was totally co-opted…it seemed to revolve around a simple and meaningful criticism: We lose something fundamentally human when we give up the ability to make our own goods or form our own opinions. The twin tragedies of bland suburbia […]

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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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Gannon Sims

When we use the term pioneer, we mean someone who will pave a different way forward. Pioneers can’t help it. It’s in their DNA. Jonny Baker, a leader of pioneer mission training in the UK, says pioneers “have the gift of not fitting in.” He insists that they’re not “the awkward squad.” They just look […]

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No one ever wants to be identified as a hipster. Especially hipsters. I came to peace with my unavoidable hipster-ness in June of 2011. It was already over 100 degrees in the nation’s seventh most hipster neighborhood, East Austin. I was listening to NPR when I decided to ride my bike to a coffee shop. […]

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Dr. Winfield Bevins explores how sacramental forms of church can be used in fresh expressions. If you appreciate the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, and give us a nice review. It’s the best way to get the word out. http://media.blubrry.com/fxus/p/freshexpressionsus.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Winfield-FXNG-Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Shannon Kiser

Recently, I joined with a congregation which has taken a radical step: giving their building over to be redeveloped as affordable housing with a potential gathering/worship space on the first floor. It was their last worship gathering in the place where they have worshiped for many years. Over the past few months, they have been sharing […]

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Felix Rivera-Merced

When I heard Bishop Graham Cray at the Fresh Expressions National Gathering, I was fascinated to hear him compare the church to an eagle, which needed ‘two wings to fly.’ By this he introduced the concept of the ‘mixed-economy’ church, a network of both fresh expressions and more traditional churches working together. Mixed Economies of Church I had […]

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JR Briggs gives practical advice on how to share your faith. If you appreciate the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, and give us a nice review. It’s the best way to get the word out. http://media.blubrry.com/fxus/p/freshexpressionsus.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Briggs-FXNG16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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