Luke Edwards

In a blog post a few years back, I stated, “One of the greatest contributions of the Fresh Expressions movement is reinvigorating the conversation about what church actually is.” Over the past five years as a part of the fresh expressions movement I have constantly wrestled with the question, “What is church?” Can new forms […]

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One of the things I have thought a lot about over the last two decades is the intersection of technology and church, particularly as it relates to how church communities are formed or mal-formed by their use of technology. The current crisis of quarantines and social distancing has led to nearly all churches developing an […]

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Jon Davis

I have heard it said by many and I have said it myself in recent weeks; We are living in unprecedented times!  Coronavirus / COVID-19 has brought us a new vocabulary of Sheltered at Home, Social Distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and more. It truly is a global event. I agree with the term unprecedented, […]

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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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J.R. Briggs

If the government restricted your church from gathering each Sunday, what would your church look like?  If your church was unable to gather in groups larger than 50, or even 10, what would your church look like? And how would it shape the way you think about your church in how it joins God’s mission?  […]

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Fresh Expressions US Director of Remissioning Michael Beck has some wild ideas for saving dying churches and reaching our world for Jesus Christ!

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Kris Beckert

For a number of years, the one-stop shop approach seemed to connect. It seemed to deliver.

Until it didn’t.

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J.R. Briggs

Last month, I was in a room in Central Pennsylvania with North American leaders and kingdom practitioners from around the country for a retreat. After lunch we centered our conversation around this question: “Where is the Church in North America heading and what are the implications?” For those who know me, you know I am passionate about discussing a great question. And this certainly is a significant one. 

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When you hear a story of a new kind of Church, one that looks different than what you already do on Sundays, it’s natural to want to put it in a category. 

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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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