Welford Orrock

At the heart of Fresh Expressions is a culture of permission-giving. How are we cultivating a culture of permission giving? One suggestion is to continually value learning, exploration and growing relationships over power, speed or efficiency. As Peter Block writes in The Answer to How is Yes, if we were to live our lives and […]

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Welford Orrock

The process of developing Fresh Expressions of church is nothing short of missional experimentation in the absolute best sense of the term “experimentation”. One may bristle at the thought of experimenting in ministry, as it defies the certainty we so often want to bring into new efforts. New effort means new investments of every sort. […]

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Welford Orrock

“Jesus didn’t tell us to become acquaintances with our neighbors; he called us to love them, and that means we need to have an actual relationship with them.” These words, from The Art of Neighboring, by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon capture well what was for me the most significant take-away from the Fresh Expressions […]

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