Emily Daly

“In the Hebrew language, the word for ‘God provides’ can also be said, ‘God sees’ and I think there’s a connection between what we’re willing to see of God’s work around us and God’s provision. We have to look for the ways that God is in our world, and if we’re not looking, we can’t […]

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Verlon Fosner

The day of my “Macedonian call” experience started off as an ordinary day. I left my office driving to an appointment. At that time I was serving as the lead pastor of an 85-year old church in Seattle that was in decline, and we were prayerfully wondering how to regain our influence in our city. […]

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A fresh expression is a form of church that exists specifically for people who don’t already “go to church.” There are fresh expressions with cowboys, bikers, preschool moms and restaurant workers. A fresh expression might meet in a tattoo parlor, a pub or dog park. Which, when you think of it, can actually get to […]

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How does someone get started in launching and growing a fresh expression of Church? The best way to learn the ins and outs is through participating in a Fresh Expressions Learning Community. These Learning Communities train leaders, who we call ‘pioneers’, to become mission entrepreneurs. Pioneers are people who have the stirrings to go beyond […]

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Michael Beck

Port Orange, Florida—Can church happen and disciples be formed around a basketball hoop in a church parking lot? Todd and Brittany Leclair say yes! Basketballs, hoops, pizza, Christian Scriptures, prayer, and sweaty young people of all races make up this fresh expression tethered to First Port Orange United Methodist Church in Florida. Todd said, “Our […]

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When you see how packed the Fresh Expressions US calendar is for the rest of 2018, it is hard to believe that the movement is just over six years old. In less than a decade, the ministry has gone from the dream of a few pioneering leaders to a growing, nation-wide effort providing resources and […]

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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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Shannon Kiser

“How do you catch a traditional, homogenous congregation onto new-ness in mission as a layperson?” If you get focused on trying to “win” an entire traditional, homogenous congregation into a fresh expression type mission posture, you’re going to find yourself quickly frustrated.  But there may be ways to invite some in the congregation to imagine […]

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Brian Sanders talks about what the church could look like if we didn’t limit it to a building with four walls.  If the church is genuinely the people of God, led by the Holy Spirit, around the person of the resurrected Jesus, and there is no part of society beyond the reach of the triune […]

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Emily Daly

“In the Hebrew language, the word for ‘God provides’ can also be said, ‘God sees’ and I think there’s a connection between what we’re willing to see of God’s work around us and God’s provision. We have to look for the ways that God is in our world, and if we’re not looking, we can’t […]

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