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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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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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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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Here’s JR Briggs explaining where the Fresh Expressions approach comes from and what it’s innovative idea is for the church and incarnational ministry. “This is God with flesh on him, physically present to those he sought to serve and save.”

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Joshua Hearne

Derek is hard to describe, but I’ll try. The first time I met him, he wanted to know if I could “lay down a beat” for him to freestyle over. He had had an idea for a new rap while walking to the meal in our home and was ready to try it out. Derek […]

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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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Joshua Hearne

The van was filled to capacity as we waited at the stoplight on the intersection of South Ridge St and Patton St. It’s a long light before you can turn left down Patton to make the trek up North Main hill, so I had a little bit of time to find a good station on […]

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What if tattoos could actually honor the Lord and build up the church? That’s the question Florida minister, Michael Beck, is putting to the test. Much of his congregation has religious symbolism tattooed on their body, and Beck actually leads a small church group from a tattoo parlor. Watch this video to learn more:

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Chris Backert

In the center of the Commonwealth, something is happening. Several months ago, Jeff Neikirk, a Church Council Leader supporting a fresh expression of church out of Zion Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA told us, “Christ is not a stationary God. He is out in front of us. He is already 5 miles down the road. […]

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