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The Fresh Expressions US Team has a new partnership: the Susquehanna Conference of First United Methodist Church. We celebrate yet another step forward in a growing, collaborative, cross-denominational movement. Specifically, the Acts Network is a new initiative of First Church United Methodist in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, under the leadership of Mitch Marcello. With the guidance of the Susquehanna Conference, this network exists to […]

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The Fresh Expressions US Team is pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This is the latest step forward in a growing collaborative cross-denominational movement. Neil McDavid, Director of New Church Development in the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference said: The Alabama West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church […]

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Henrico, Va.— Fresh Expressions US is pleased to announce new and expanded staff roles, reflecting positive signs of increased momentum throughout the country. Gannon Sims Gannon Sims, currently the director of ministry formation, is taking on the additional responsibility of Virginia regional coordinator, serving as the primary advocate for Fresh Expressions among the 1,400 churches […]

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The Fresh Expressions Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Susquehanna Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Through the partnership we will be working with the 800 congregations in the Susquehanna conference to advance the mission of God in rural, urban and suburban settings. Dennis Otto serves as director […]

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The Fresh Expressions National Gathering, AND: Being the Church at Church at Home and Everywhere In Between begins Thursday! If you have not registered yet, what are you waiting for? Just go here. If you can’t make it to the gathering, make sure you follow us on Twitter at @FreshExpressionsUS and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FExpressionsUS, […]

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Travis Collins

We’re pleased to announce our first book From the Steeple to the Street: Innovating Mission and Ministry through Fresh Expressions of Church is now available for pre-order! Get it here as an e-Book, pre-ordered here, and in bulk. It will also be available at the Fresh Expressions National Gathering. You can get a taste with a free sample chapter here. Who […]

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1001 new worshiping communities is movement happening in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Here’s what they had to say about a recent Fresh Expressions Vision Day: “’Fresh Expressions’ is not ‘the’ answer, but is certainly something God is up to and warrants our participation,” explained Craig Williams, mission catalyst for the 1001 Movement on the west […]

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Here’s how Duke professor L. Gregory Jones describes Fresh Expressions in a recent reflection from their Faith & Leadership page. The Fresh Expressions movement is one example of a Christian experiment that is helping to renew middle-ring relationships. Some of these fresh expressions have emerged out of larger congregations, addressing the gap between intimate small groups and […]

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Kris Beckert

We stood outside the room where dinner would be served and we heard it. Chatter. Laughter. Introductions. Conversations. The five of us leading the “She Moves” event on the Friday night of the Fresh Expressions National Gathering were about to pray when smiles found their way across our faces. God was already working in that […]

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Chris Backert

Not long ago someone asked me why they should choose to come to the Fresh Expressions National Gathering over some of the other larger events related to the church and mission taking place this year. That’s a great question, especially when you consider that if you go to those events you will have the opportunity […]

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