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Your opportunity to develop incarnational leadership with Dr. Tod Bolsinger, Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary, happens at this year’s National Gathering: Steeple to Street: Leadership in a New Mission Era. About Tod Bolsinger Sometimes in religious academia, a disconnect occurs. A disconnect that leads to a split between knowledge […]

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Verlon Fosner

Over the last two years, Fresh Expressions US has been growing, in part to the inclusion of likeminded initiatives such as the Dinner Church Collective.  This growth came, part when Dinner Church founders Verlon and Melodee Fosner visited the 2016 National Gathering. Learn more about the 2018 National Gathering, Steeple to Street HERE. From the moment Melodee and I […]

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Your opportunity to develop novel leadership skills alongside Deb Hirsch, cofounder of the Forge Mission Training Network and author both of books and numerous fresh expressions of church in the US and Australia, happens at this year’s National Gathering: Steeple to Street: Leadership in a New Mission Era. About Deb Hirsch Deb Hirsch’s deep, experiential […]

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Your opportunity to develop creative leadership skills alongside Evelyn Sekajipo, Founder and Executive Director of Mama Africana and governing elder at Tampa Underground Network, happens at this year’s National Gathering: Steeple to Street: Leadership in a New Mission Era. About Evelyn Sekajipo Evelyn Sekajipo’s engagement with the world outside the church walls evinces the archetypal steeple-to-street […]

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Shannon Kiser

Pioneer: a person or group that originates or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or a new method or technical development (Miriam-Webster Dictionary) We live in a rapidly changing culture which we are having to learn to navigate. There is no map. There is no formula that can be memorized and […]

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Verlon Fosner

The following excerpt is from an upcoming article to be featured by our friends at Missio Alliance. The full article is a part of their Always Reforming series which you can follow here. It is no secret that the church in the US is in decline across all denominational lines. For over a decade many researchers have […]

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Verlon Fosner

For the first three hundred years of Christianity the church functioned primarily around dinner tables. In the book of Acts, the church was found breaking bread from house to house. As Gentiles began to start churches they created the Agape feast church. The first followers emulated Christ’s pattern, and gathered the poor and the strangers […]

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Chris Backert

When thinking about fresh expressions of church, it is of foremost importance to re-engage the Scriptures and seek to discern a biblically and theologically faithful ecclesiology for this new era. A great deal can be learned by reexamining the Scriptures from the vantage point of the developments in the area of networks and mapping those […]

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Luke Edwards

Lately, I’ve been hearing Fresh Expressions referred to as “trendy, cool, church for middle-class millenials.” While some fresh expressions might fit this description, it is at best a superficial description of the fresh expressions movement that I have come to know. When King Street Church took shape we had two goals in mind: create a […]

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Shannon Kiser

In working with a church recently, I discovered that this question was the gamechanger for one church leader: What decisions are you making based on the people who are not already in your church? And the answer for that church leader was…largely, we’re not. So…on what are you basing your church’s decisions? The loudest voices? […]

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