Kris Beckert

Seasons change. In some places, the differences between seasons are more extreme than others. You may own both ice skates and a bathing suit to use in the same lake over the course of a year. Sometimes a season seems to stay past its welcome, while other times it seems like you pass through more […]

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Mike Snedeker

The Ananias Project As pioneers made their way through the halls of Heritage Fellowship Church for the 2018 Fresh Expressions US National Gathering, they encountered many new, engaging tools and resources for their journey on mission. As they opened their detailed programs they came across a page sharing about the Fresh Expressions US Prayer Ministry […]

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Joshua Hearne

I don’t like to be late, but nearly eight years of running on “Grace and Main time” may have had some effect on my punctuality. So, when I pulled my car into a street parking spot near a certain apartment building, I was not only in a hurry, but also anxious about it. As was […]

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Luke Edwards

It’s not often a tweet stops me in my tracks. A few weeks back, doctoral candidate, Joy Clarkson, wrote, “When someone hasn’t read a classic book, I always try to say ‘Oh! What a treat you have ahead of you!’ rather than ‘I can’t believe you haven’t read this!’ because no one wants to be […]

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Craig Williams

What is the End? One of my favorite musicians is David Wilcox, a great singer-songwriter.  His song, “Start with the Ending” is a clever song saying that most relationships end by being ‘honest’ when it’s too late to start over.  His advice is to start with the ending – start by being honest and open, […]

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Who is in your community that your church is currently not reaching? For whom is your heart breaking? With whom might God be inviting you to engage in life together? These are the kinds of questions that we begin to ask as we consider what it looks like to move from the Steeple to the […]

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Verlon Fosner

Missiology is the equal blend of theology and sociology. However, most church leaders went to seminary to become theologians not sociologists. It is not unreasonable that most would prefer to focus on theology to the exclusion of sociology. This oversight has caused us to drift toward the ditch of being so heavenly minded that we […]

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Casselberry, Florida– Philippians 4:8 “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable – if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise – dwell on these things.” Bethel Yoga is a Fresh Expression that meets Sundays and Tuesdays at Tuskawilla […]

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Shannon Kiser

Several questions submitted did not get asked in person at the National Gathering, so we will be blogging some responses to your questions.  Let’s start with this question: “What is your ‘gospel in 5 minutes?’ How do you tell the gospel to a non-believer in short?” Where to Begin One of the things about fresh expressions […]

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Emily Daly

Durham, North Carolina– It’s Palm Sunday. You stand in rows outside with your fellow gardeners, waving leaves over a man sitting in a wheelbarrow. It is a rural reenactment of Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem. Another gardener walks through the crowd with a fleet of wheelbarrow-chariots trailing behind him. Pastor Ben Krase asks you to imagine […]

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