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If the local church is moving toward becoming a community of missionaries, then we will need a re-imagined set of practices that shape the life of our witnessing communities.  These practices should help disciples of Jesus integrate a life on mission between their home, their neighborhood (or network) and their church community.  In this session, […]

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New Faces in the Movement! Fresh Expressions is excited to announce new team members and roles to support the growth of the ministry here in the United States.  In addition to several new mission strategists and trainers that will be working with churches and denominational families across the country, current team members are moving into […]

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A three-day experience of in-depth training and observation to help you develop a city-wide or region-wide Dinner Church strategies. Enjoy meals, training sessions, fireside chats and observations of Dinner Churches in action. Only 18 spots available. Dinner Church is an effective and approach to starting new churches and evangelizing that makes sense in the cities […]

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“I learned that God is forever loving…I learned how Jesus died so God sees us as perfect…and, I learned that no matter how bad something gets God will be there.”

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Chris Backert

When I was a junior in college, the car I had brought with me from high school gave up its ghost.  Driving along one day, the engine decided it had run too long. I was without a vehicle for several months until I mustered enough money to purchase a 1998 Dodge Neon with only 7,000 […]

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Dee Stokes

By virtue of my experience and education, I consider myself a “leadership expert.” Not that it means anything to you or I other than, I am passionate about leadership. We need better, fiercer, more anointed, more dedicated, more focused, leaders who care about others and the work. Let me fill you in on a secret, […]

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There’s been a change in how people relate to church in North America. The fact is that people are less and less likely to walk into our church buildings on a Sunday morning. When we realized that about three years ago at First Church, Williamsport, we started pursuing fresh expressions of church. Our conviction intensified. We couldn’t […]

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Michael Beck

Being sent out to pioneer is a “lambs in the midst of wolves” kind of endeavor (Luke 10:1-6). We must be called and gifted by the Spirit to do it, and we must always do it in community with others, but there are certain practices that can sustain us in this long, challenging, and slow […]

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Shannon Kiser

“I think I was a bit naïve…” After a year of working on a fresh expression of church, a pioneer was reflecting on how the mission wasn’t as far along as he had expected or hoped.  “Maybe I just thought people would like me and everything would build from there.  Or maybe I just didn’t […]

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Verlon Fosner

The day of my “Macedonian call” experience started off as an ordinary day. I left my office driving to an appointment. At that time I was serving as the lead pastor of an 85-year old church in Seattle that was in decline, and we were prayerfully wondering how to regain our influence in our city. […]

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