Gannon Sims

They came from six states and as many denominational families. Some are clergy—most are not. All are pioneers seeking to be the church among people who are far from God. In addition to classroom presentations and discussion, our 2015 Pioneer Learning Community retreat participants took to the streets to practice their learning. How Most Fresh Expressions […]

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What’s a pioneer anyway? Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the […]

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Gannon Sims

Fresh Expressions is a growing international movement involving denominations, streams and agencies who are committed to new forms of church that start by working mainly with non-church goers. Not only is the movement creating new ways of being church in local settings, the movement is helping to pave a way toward a new kind of […]

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Our Communications Director Gannon Sims sat down with Seth Horrell, pastor of North Riverside Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia. North Riverside Baptist is the host church of our Tidewater Vision Day on October 9. GS: What do you know about the work of Fresh Expressions? SH: I first ran across UK Fresh Expressions on […]

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by Travis Collins Turnaround Cowboy Church: King William County, Virginia “Reining” is a form of horse competition.  The routine takes a horse through a series of precise moves including the signature “slide.” Randy Newsome, pastor for more than thirty years of the Round Oak Baptist Church, loves reining.  For over five years, Randy has been […]

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A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door and he preached the word to them. -Mark 2: 1-2 We don’t often picture Jesus at home. Most often, we picture Jesus on the […]

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NextGen Church: West Windsor, New Jersey As is the case with most new churches, our understanding of NextGen Church’s mission and vision has evolved since its inception. In retrospect, we now realize that God led our small group of fledglings on an unexpected journey that very much echoes the mission of Fresh Expressions. At the time, […]

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In less than 48 hours, leaders from across the country will join the Fresh Expressions National Gathering in Alexandria. And every presenter, attendee and volunteer will have a story to share. Some of the stories will be obvious, some not as much. Throughout the event we’ll share stories of several emerging and maturing fresh expressions […]

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The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. Matthew 13:44 When we consider fresh expressions of church, images of the Kingdom propel our theory and practice. This is no small task, especially when the full view is hidden from plain sight.   A new study released by the Church of England […]

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