Ann Marie Carley

When you’re pioneering a Fresh Expression of church, people can’t necessarily see what is happening just below the surface.

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Shannon Kiser

I took my dog to a boarding facility near my travel destination the other week. I could tell by the website and the reviews that this was a great place for dogs. And it was. Chester was welcomed, cared for, played with, and loved. We were invited to drop in anytime to check on him, […]

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Ann Marie Carley

Hey, you! Yes, you, Pastor and ministry leader who is trying to figure out this new normal. I see you! What you need to know is that these words have been rumbling around in my mind over the last several days, but finding enough time to write them down has been next to impossible. Like […]

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Michael Beck

Sometimes we need a breath of fresh air…

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Michael Beck

Inherited churches can launch fresh expressions, harnessing the power of a mixed economy: a diversity of ecclesial forms in which fresh expressions of church exist alongside inherited forms in relationships of mutual respect and support.

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Jon Davis

Ultimately Fresh Expressions is about cultivating thin places of encounter with God in the third places of our culture.

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Thursday, March 16 First Plenary:  The Centrality of the Family in the New Evangelization Bishop Ronald Gainer and The Rev. Tory Baucum Evangelism and the growth of Christian disciples is the purpose of the Church.  The family—no matter how small—is a center for evangelism and discipleship. Too often, evangelism and discipleship training is relegated to ‘professional Christians’ and separated from family life. But this denies the greatest potential of […]

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Gannon Sims

I was told when I get older all my fears would shrink But now I’m insecure and I care what people think. Wish we could turn back time, to the good ‘ol days when our momma sang us to sleep But now we’re stressed out. -Twenty one Pilots, Stressed Out Stressed Out. It’s the banner […]

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Luke Edwards

Last week, I was telling a person from another church in town about one of King Street Church’s fresh expressions, where the word of God is read and proclaimed in the context of loving, Christian community. She responded, “So it’s a bible study?” “No, it’s a church,” I replied. “Then where is the worship?” What […]

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Chris Backert

The following excerpt is part of a longer article you can read on the Juicy Ecumenicism blog. Lightning Speed Changes It’s no surprise to most that we are facing challenging times within the Church in North America. With almost lightning speed, American society is vastly moving in the way of Europe when it comes to religious belief, the […]

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