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It’s one thing to win over your enemies. But you know what’s harder? Winning over the apathetic. In this video, Travis Collins and others tell of new forms of Church that sprung out of Bel Air Baptist. Who is God calling you to be salt and light among?

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Travis Collins

She, along with a handful of members of her new congregations, prayer walked for more than a year. She believed God had shown her a picture of Joshua walking around the walls of Jericho…and of the walls falling. She was sure of it. So she kept walking. And praying. And listening. And paying attention. Even when some […]

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Gannon Sims

When we use the term pioneer, we mean someone who will pave a different way forward. Pioneers can’t help it. It’s in their DNA. Jonny Baker, a leader of pioneer mission training in the UK, says pioneers “have the gift of not fitting in.” He insists that they’re not “the awkward squad.” They just look […]

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Sharon Wong

In the Bible, God’s love is often expressed through and with food, beginning in Genesis 1:29 when He says, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” We see Him as […]

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Shannon Kiser

The squirrel is tenacious. After weeks of ignoring the empty bird feeder, I finally restocked my supplies and filled the feeder with seeds. Within the hour, I began to notice the squirrel. He was on a mission…to get to that feeder. I watched him try to get there from one tree branch. It wasn’t going […]

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Luke Edwards

A few months back, I attended a church planting conference and saw my old friend, “The Lone Ranger Church Planter.” You may know him (or her). The Lone Ranger Church Planter speaks at nearly every church planting conference. His jeans are perfectly cut; his flannel shirt half unbuttoned, revealing a tattoo. Like the single friend […]

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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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