We all know the ugly truth – many people attend our churches who come and “sit” or, as we have all learned in the last 18 months, “watch.”   They are there several Sundays each year. They usually find a similar seat in the sanctuary or watch from the same place in their home each time […]

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At the end of 2019, I pulled an old book off my shelf.  I remember first reading Soul Tsunami sitting on the beach after my freshman year of college.  It had been just over a year since I felt called into ministry and as I read through Soul Tsunami during that week, it forever oriented […]

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The travesties that have taken place over the last several weeks have been horrific and unjust. As a Christian, any amount of reflection on the matter should lead to a broken and contrite heart. Our fundamental identity is as a member of the one body of Christ. As a member of that one body, when […]

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Whether or not you can join us for the National Gathering, we invite you into a movement of normal people moving with an anything-but-normal-God and carrying out the missionary heart of the Holy Spirit to put the church that Jesus loves closer to where the people Jesus loves actually are.

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Fresh Expressions believes that God is moving greatly through new churches but without involving the established church in a variety of ways, our ability to engage our shifting culture will fall increasingly short.

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How then will we demonstrate and declare the gospel to the increasing number of people who just won’t come to church? The answer is nothing short of cultivating creative communities of faith – right where people are – in the midst of their life.

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When I was a junior in college, the car I had brought with me from high school gave up its ghost.  Driving along one day, the engine decided it had run too long. I was without a vehicle for several months until I mustered enough money to purchase a 1998 Dodge Neon with only 7,000 […]

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When thinking about fresh expressions of church, it is of foremost importance to re-engage the Scriptures and seek to discern a biblically and theologically faithful ecclesiology for this new era. A great deal can be learned by reexamining the Scriptures from the vantage point of the developments in the area of networks and mapping those […]

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Distributed Responsibility and Organization Leadership in the post-modern, network style organization is dispersed throughout the organization. While modern organizations tended to operate with one singular leader or source of authority, in the new organization, authority is distributed. The organization is not held together by chains-of-command and reporting structures, but rather by a shared mission, vision, […]

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Organizations have also been waking up to the transitions affecting the wider culture. While some astute business leaders and academicians have been predicting fundamental changes in the structure of organizations for some time, only in the last two decades have those changes begun to ripple throughout the business and non-profit worlds. Today, corporations are recognizing […]

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