Gannon Sims

by Gannon Sims South Bend, Indiana—One night, Heather Ghormley had a dream. Around the same time, someone in her neighborhood group had the same dream. They dreamed that their little neighborhood group became a church. Ghormley, an ordained minister in the Anglican Church in North America, shared part of her story at the Fresh Expressions […]

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by Gregg Jennings Fredericksburg, Virginia—In October of 2011, there was a murder at The Colonial Motel.  Evidence suggests it was a drug deal gone badly. The Colonial is an ironic and notorious place where women are used in prostitution and where sex-offenders go to transition.  Now, by adding murder to its resume, The Colonial Motel sealed […]

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Coffee and Chaos from Fresh Expressions US on Vimeo. Souderton, Pennsylvania—It was simple. Jenifer Eriksen Morales saw the moving van pull up to the house next door and she invited her new neighbor over for coffee. They were both young mothers and shared their joys and struggles that come along with raising children. Soon they […]

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by Gannon Sims Powhatan, Virginia—  A brief encounter with a coffee shop owner changed the way Greg Lemaster thinks about church.  He’d learned the shop was struggling to make a profit and wanted to help. So he asked if the space might be used for an upstart church on Sunday mornings. Without hesitating, the owner […]

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by Gannon Sims The little community of Red Oak is tucked into the deep woods that dominate the Southside Virginia landscape.  To get to the nearest restaurant, you’ve got to drive 15 miles to Clarksville. The nearest big box store is 30 miles away in Henderson, North Carolina. None of this was lost on Mike […]

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by Gannon Sims It happened in an unlikely place. It was Friday night. Pastor Abiel Hernandez was out to dinner with his wife Lynn. They arrived at the restaurant, were greeted at the hostess stand and were given one of those little pagers that have become standard operating procedure at restaurants on a Friday night. […]

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With a vision for parents with preschool-aged children, this Missional Community connects with preschool families in our community. Through these connections, we hope to build relationships of trust, resource the needs of new parents, provide a community of mutual support, and create a safe space to explore questions of faith, family, and parenthood. In all of […]

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The Roots and Shoots Missional Community is focused on responding to hunger needs within our region. Through a community garden, off-season ideas like canning classes, and celebration festivals throughout the year, we will provide a place for people to grow their own food, learn healthy and sustainable habits, and give back to help others in […]

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