Matt Hill

Loud pipes save lives. For years bikers have stood by this mantra, with many wearing patches and stickers with this sentiment. Whether loud pipes save lives or not continues to be debated, but in our experience, they add a bit of flare and context to a prayer over bikers. As we consider the very definition […]

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Virginia Beach, Virginia– Imagine what it would be like to live at church. No, I don’t mean sleeping in the pews, bathing in a tiny, porcelain sink, or living on a diet of bread and grape juice. Instead, picture living in communities with your brothers and sisters in Christ where you strive to grow closer […]

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Kaya Prasad

By Kaya Prasad Originally published by BGAV, available here. Over the summer, I and three other college students rolled up our sleeves help tell the story of how Fresh Expressions of church are taking root across the United States. We talked with leaders from Albany to Anaheim and learned some very important things: while no […]

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Joshua Hearne

Deep down, I’m a worrier. In fact I’m really good at it. I know scripture tells us not to be anxious and Jesus even directs our thoughts to the “lilies of the field” in the Sermon on the Mount, but I need help to get to that kind of trust most days. Even though I’m […]

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Michael Beck

Early in my ministry as the pastor of Wildwood United Methodist Church, one of my “-isms” manifested in a death-dealing way. Caught up in a workaholic drive to grow the church, I neglected my wife, children and my relationship with Jesus (yes, it is possible to work for God and not walk with God). During […]

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Kaya Prasad

“It’s good to see you, honey!” says Emma as we sit down at the table.  I bend down to give her a big hug as I reply, “It’s good to see you too!”  Katherine and Emma, a pair of 80-somethings from the church I attend in Richmond, Virginia, have invited my family out to lunch […]

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Joshua Hearne

One of the best parts of my week is being able to serve communion at Grace and Main’s Thursday night meals. On some very special weeks, I may get to serve communion at more than one service or meal! There’s just something about that moment when the community stands in quiet recognition of what that […]

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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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Kaya Prasad

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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