Gannon Sims

Richmond, Virginia—The US Fresh Expressions team is pleased to announce Asbury Theological Seminary as the latest in a growing number of ministry partners. Asbury Theological Seminary is an independent seminary with deep roots in the Wesleyan tradition. Founded in 1923, the seminary has three locations in Wilmore, KY, Orlando, FL and Memphis, TN as well […]

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Derek Cooper

A century before Methodism became the largest single denomination in the United States, it was a fresh expression on life support. This fresh expression’s survival was not endangered by the Church of England or any other mainstream Christian organization. Instead, it was threatened by the relational immaturities, social slip-ups, and untested idealism of its holier-than-thou […]

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At AND: Being the Church at church at Home and Everywhere In Between, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from women and men who have helped make fresh expressions of Church a growing worldwide phenomenon. We’re excited that pastor, author and dynamical speaker Jo Saxton is joining as a featured speaker. Jo brings verve and wit to every audience […]

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Shannon Kiser

  No skateboarding. Do not touch thermostat. Do not use this trash can. No loitering. No dog walking. Use only one paper towel. Do not move the furniture. No trespassing. Recently, a colleague shared a story of an adventure to a local church where she was scheduled for a meeting. Everywhere she went, she was […]

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At AND: Being the Church at church at Home and Everywhere In Between, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from women and men who have helped make fresh expressions of Church a growing worldwide phenomenon. We’re excited that Grace Church pastor Jorge Acevedo is joining as a featured speaker. Jorge is a practical pastor whose relationship with […]

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Ken Carter

In interpreting the place of “Fresh Expressions” in the life of the established Church of England, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams used the term “mixed economy of church.” He later regretted this term, although in conversation Graham Cray told us that Rowan was inspired in placing the concept at the center of the conversation. […]

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At AND: Being the Church at church at Home and Everywhere In Between, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from women and men who have helped make fresh expressions of Church a growing worldwide phenomenon. We’re excited that singer-songwriter Audrey Assad is joining as a featured speaker. Audrey’s humility and refreshing spiritual realism unite with thoughtful […]

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Kris Beckert

It was not a good weekend to have plane tickets. It just so happened that the weekend our Fresh Expressions US team was scheduled to go to Florida to lead a training retreat would also be the weekend a major snowstorm would hit the East Coast. Little did I know that in addition to praying […]

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Meg Saunders

Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my plea! Answer me because You are faithful and righteous . . . I am loosing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear . . . I lift my hands to You in prayer. I thirst for You as parched land thirsts for rain . . . Let […]

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In a sign of the continued growth of the Fresh Expressions movement, we are pleased to announce the addition of The Rev. Shannon Kiser to our team as Director of Training. Kiser comes to the US Fresh Expressions Team from the 1001 New Worshipping Communities Initiative of the Presbyterian Mission Agency where she has spent […]

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