Chris Backert

The travesties that have taken place over the last several weeks have been horrific and unjust. As a Christian, any amount of reflection on the matter should lead to a broken and contrite heart. Our fundamental identity is as a member of the one body of Christ. As a member of that one body, when […]

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Keas Keasler

Stations of the Cross is a classic Christian meditation on the last moments of Jesus’ life. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the traditional exercise that lines the walls of many churches is unavailable. This exercise, developed originally by Keas Keasler, can be easily adapted for churches who still want to encourage reflection on crucifixion, […]

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April Karli

Several decades ago, communications theorist Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase, “the medium is the message.” In other words, the form, or medium, that is used to communicate a message will shape how that message is received and understood. No longer able to gather in person, church leaders are asking how to create meaningful online gatherings. […]

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After significant and prayerful deliberation, along with consultation from a variety of experts knowledgeable about the potential progression of the Coronavirus in the next several weeks, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Fresh Expressions National Gathering: The Present Future until March 24th – 26th, 2021.  This is a very difficult decision made with the greatest […]

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Kris Beckert

There is a strange freedom that comes with creating the bucket list, as you become less focused on what’s in front of you and more aware of what’s around you. The question is no longer ‘why?’ but ‘why not?

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So, what is dinner church? Well, it’s dinner.  And church.  Scrunched together. But there’s so much more to it than that.

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The Fresh Expressions US Team is pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. New partnerships like these are evidence of the ongoing growth of this cross-denominational missional movement. OKUMC covers the entirety of the state of Oklahoma and is made up of 480 churches. Chris Tiger, […]

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At The Present Future: Cultivating a Church for Tomorrow Today, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from women and men who have helped make fresh expressions of Church a growing worldwide phenomenon. We’re excited that Leonard Sweet is joining as a featured speaker!

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At The Present Future: Cultivating a Church for Tomorrow Today, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from women and men who have helped make fresh expressions of Church a growing worldwide phenomenon. We’re excited that Keisha Polonio is joining as a featured speaker!

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At The Present Future: Cultivating a Church for Tomorrow Today, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from women and men who have helped make fresh expressions of Church a growing worldwide phenomenon. We’re excited that Tod Bolsinger is joining as a featured speaker!

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