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Bishop Graham Cray spoke at our 2012 FX National Gathering. Bishop Cray is challenging us to be the ones to change the local church’s default settings to center on “mission and mixed economy.” By reaching beyond the evangelistic range of existing churches, we allow the Spirit to continue to “unfurl Church”—the same Church that spread […]

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Jon Davis

I watched with sadness and awe on Monday April 15th in Holy Week as Notre Dame Cathedral burned for hours.  I have never been there but I have sat in other magnificent cathedrals around the world beholding their beauty.  There is something about entering an ancient and massive structure that breathes deep reverence in my […]

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In 2012 Fresh Expressions UK Team Leader, Bishop Graham Cray spoke at our FX National Gathering. Graham Cray gives us the vision for how fresh expressions of church begin, develop, and grow. Describing planters and fresh expressions leaders as “pioneers,” he concentrates on two seemingly simple concepts: follow the Holy Spirit and imitate the Son. […]

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Join us as Cheryl McCarthy and Alan Hirsch discuss themes from his upcoming book and discover the role of Love, Desire, Longing, Beauty, Repentance, in deepening our knowledge of God.  As Christians we can often be starved of imagination and mystery.   In Alan Hirsch’s new book Reframation (to be released in August), he calls […]

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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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Jo Saxton spoke at our 2016 FX National Gathering We are ministering in a transitional age in which our existing churches still have an important role in the mission of God – and yet an increasing percentage of people are simultaneously beyond the reach of the church as we know it. How do our local […]

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Jon Ritner

Slowly but surely, the truth is setting in for church leaders across America. Our existing ways of operating as a local church are just not going to work for much longer. Our old strategies of disciple making that relied heavily on professionally led Sunday programs are not effective in an increasingly Post Christian culture that […]

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In 2012 Reggie McNeal spoke at our FX National Gathering. Reggie McNeal gives us a challenge to change our language by talking more about “being” the Church, and to change our scorecards and thus our reasons for celebration. Thinking about the Church as a “who” and not a “what” aims our energies toward “being the […]

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Chris Backert

Fresh Expressions believes that God is moving greatly through new churches but without involving the established church in a variety of ways, our ability to engage our shifting culture will fall increasingly short.

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In 2012 Graham Cray spoke at our FX National Gathering. Bishop Graham Cray shows us how the Holy Spirit lights the landscape on fire when we maintain a strong focus on mission, allow ourselves to re-imagine what church can be, and form partnerships among groups. The key, he said, is to “connect the center to […]

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