Michael Beck

I’ve been speaking and writing about the need for us to “awaken from apostolic amnesia” for about a decade. For me, this means recovering a sense of mission or sentness in the inherited church. Is this the time we’ve been waiting for? Christians are breaking the internet with church live streams, engaging more new people […]

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Michael Beck

 “But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place” (Lk 24:21) For Christians who observe the liturgical seasons, we are in the midst of Holy Week, in which we journey through Jesus’ last days to the […]

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Michael Beck

“Jesus is King” is a profound opportunity for conversations about the Christina faith. It is the sign of a greater awakening that’s stirring. The world is watching how we handle it.

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Michael Beck

Our unique position on the edge, “in but not of” opens many profound opportunities.

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Michael Beck

Sometimes we need a breath of fresh air…

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Michael Beck

Most revitalization strategies are focused on doing church bigger and better: better coffee, better music, better preaching, better hospitality, and so on. Re-missioning is not that kind of strategy.

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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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Michael Beck

Your church, no matter the size, can indeed become in a sense “multisite.” 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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Michael Beck

I was recently working with one of our districts in the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church to set up a district fresh expressions team. I was sharing about how the fresh expressions movement, alongside existing congregations, helps Methodists to become “more vile” again. One of the folks on that team looked at me […]

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Michael Beck

Being sent out to pioneer is a “lambs in the midst of wolves” kind of endeavor (Luke 10:1-6). We must be called and gifted by the Spirit to do it, and we must always do it in community with others, but there are certain practices that can sustain us in this long, challenging, and slow […]

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