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As we’re cultivating the ground, God raises up people with a vision of what the Kingdom is like.

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For our fresh expressions of Church to be truly Jesus-like communities, they must have a clear focus on those who need to receive God’s love, without any expectation of how those people will be able to respond.

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We’ve seen the Spirit in the developing world, but how might the Spirit be at work in our midst?

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Gannon Sims

Eight years ago my wife and I were assessed as collegiate church planters. I was awarded a part time role with a start-up ministry called Fresh Expressions and we were handed the keys to a denominational campus ministry building. We knew we were called to ministry and called to plant a church but in our […]

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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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