Travis Collins

Travis Collins, Mission Strategist for Fresh Expressions US and Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Huntsville explains why it’s inevitable that some fresh expressions fail, and what to do when that happens.

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Joshua Hearne

Alex had to come down to the lobby to let us into his building, but we were glad to wait. As we all rode the slightly-too-small elevator up to the fourth floor, I couldn’t help but compare his current building with the building where he lived when we met him. Alex was a resident of […]

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Shannon Kiser

When your eyes are looking towards the horizon, and your spirit is wondering how God might be able to use you beyond the walls of your church building, it’s amazing what can happen. This month, a Fresh Expressions team of a local church in FL was listening to the community, and considering how to love […]

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Luke Edwards

Elizabeth thought it was hilarious that the new Fresh Expressions book called her a “person of peace.” I replied, “You certainly are a pretty aggressive “person of peace” (Referring to a long history of her cussing me out). Just like any specialization, fresh expressions of Church has its own lingo. Drawing from Luke 10, a “person […]

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The story of one church with fresh expressions all across town.

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Travis Collins

At the Refreshing Mountain Camp in Central Pennsylvania, I interviewed two guys who know about one congregation launching multiple fresh expressions of church.  Mike Snedeker is the Lead Pastor of Community Evangelical Church (CEC) in nearby Sinking Spring.  Matt Hill is a CEC minister who has specific responsibilities for the coordination and encouragement of fresh […]

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Starting a Fresh Expression doesn’t always mean doing church at a pub or club. Sometimes it means inviting the neighborhood into your home, and extending what it is we mean by “family.” Get to know The Amore Project HERE.

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Michael Beck

“Preacher… this is a really bad idea.” The woman standing in my office stating these words was a matriarch of our congregation; a person of influence, whom I normally looked to for guidance and support. Being that I am a person with a fairly high risk-tolerance, it is insight like hers that often helps me […]

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What happens when your Church starts meeting people who find Sunday morning worship strange, or even alienating? Watch how one Church created a new space to bring the kingdom of God to their new friends. Zion Lutheran describes Dinner Church this way on their website: Dinner Church is worship; prayer; a meal; a time of […]

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Joshua Hearne

Honestly, we weren’t prepared for that much bread. It had all started when he called me out of the blue and told me that he worked for a bread company and they wanted to know if we could use some of their “day olds” in our Roving Feasts around downtown and the Northside. Mike had […]

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