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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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Chris Backert

How then will we demonstrate and declare the gospel to the increasing number of people who just won’t come to church? The answer is nothing short of cultivating creative communities of faith – right where people are – in the midst of their life.

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Dee Stokes

How simple could a Fresh Expression be if we would just approach someone at a coffee shop, or invite them over to our homes for a meal or just a convo on our porch/deck?

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Reggie McNeal spoke at the FX National Gathering in 2012 on the need for new forms of church. Here’s a sample: Reggie explains how for so long, our idea of “church” has been congregation-centered, focusing on service times when people are led to believe that “God shows up” while missing the increasing number of Americans […]

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Michael Beck

Inherited churches can launch fresh expressions, harnessing the power of a mixed economy: a diversity of ecclesial forms in which fresh expressions of church exist alongside inherited forms in relationships of mutual respect and support.

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Fresh Expressions US is proud to announce a new partnership with the Virginia United Methodist Conference We were recently able to ask Mark Ogren, Director of Congregational Excellence for the Virginia Conference some questions about this new partnership! Tell us about your denomination/organization The Virginia United Methodist Conference is the umbrella organization for the United […]

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Michael Beck

Your church, no matter the size, can indeed become in a sense “multisite.” Inherited churches can launch fresh expressions, harnessing the power of a mixed economy: a diversity of ecclesial forms in which fresh expressions of church exist alongside inherited forms in relationships of mutual respect and support.

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What difference would it make for you as a leader and for your ministry if you KNEW you were being prayed for? If you knew that intercessors were in place to support the mission God has given you? Can intercession offer you something that will help propel you forward in mission? Does what you are […]

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