Gannon Sims

If you’re a frustrated Christian looking for a much-needed nudge to talk about the issues you’ve wished to talk about but didn’t think you could, The Sacred Overlap will prove to be a refreshingly hopeful companion. 

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Gannon Sims

We’re coming down to the ground There’s no better place to go We’ve got snow upon the mountains We’ve got rivers down below… -Peter Gabriel, Down to Earth Mixing it up The Fresh Expressions movement advocates a mixed economy between inherited and new forms of church. The mixed economy of Church is a metaphor with […]

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Gannon Sims

Eight years ago my wife and I were assessed as collegiate church planters. I was awarded a part time role with a start-up ministry called Fresh Expressions and we were handed the keys to a denominational campus ministry building. We knew we were called to ministry and called to plant a church but in our […]

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Gannon Sims

If we extend our imaginations, fresh initiatives lead to movement. As projects create relationships and build community, spiritual questions arise that allow opportunity for those engaged to explore Christian discipleship.

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Gannon Sims

If God’s marriage with his people Israel resulted in the possibility of outsiders finding life within God’s life, how might God use our own families to unite himself with those who are outside of our families?

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Gannon Sims

Starting a New Community? Follow the New Commandment. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. This sentence in John’s gospel is called the new commandment. It’s core to Jesus’s teaching and it’s core to building communities that look and act like Jesus. The action—as I have loved, so you must—is what […]

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Gannon Sims

It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s not. We’re pleased to announce the addition of three new mission partners representing three distinct regions and traditions: The American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire, the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Central Florida Diocese of the Episcopal Church. […]

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Gannon Sims

The Fresh Expressions movement is about putting the church Jesus loves closer to the people Jesus loves. We do this by working through the inherited church to expand its reach into networks and neighborhoods who aren’t being reached by any church. As we’ve gone about our work, we’ve become convinced that an important way 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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FXUS essential to good ministry team
Gannon Sims

A friend and I were recently discussing leadership skills and how to build a successful team. He’s an athlete. I’m an actor. We both know the occasional need to put on a game face to make a deal or to get the job done. Too often, however, we put strategies for success ahead of real […]

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