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We are now many months into this season of the pandemic and, like every other pastor I know, I feel the burden and panic of wondering what ministry in this new COVID world looks like and how to lead a church within such a time. But I think the first two weeks of realizing “no […]

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Ann Marie Carley

Hey, you! Yes, you, Pastor and ministry leader who is trying to figure out this new normal. I see you! What you need to know is that these words have been rumbling around in my mind over the last several days, but finding enough time to write them down has been next to impossible. Like […]

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At the end of 2019 we asked our Fresh Expressions Staff and Contributors about their favorite things- books, movies, podcasts, that they interacted with during 2019. Here are their responses! We hope this list provides some new resources for you, and some good fodder for learning and reflection over the next months. Enjoy! Michael Beck – Director […]

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Michael Beck

“Jesus is King” is a profound opportunity for conversations about the Christina faith. It is the sign of a greater awakening that’s stirring. The world is watching how we handle it.

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As Christians we can often be starved of imagination and mystery. Here’s an FXUS resource designed to help us reframe and re-enchant our worldview, enlarging our perception of God and gospel, and awakening ourselves, and those around us, to the Grand Story of God.

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Gannon Sims

Eight years ago my wife and I were assessed as collegiate church planters. I was awarded a part time role with a start-up ministry called Fresh Expressions and we were handed the keys to a denominational campus ministry building. We knew we were called to ministry and called to plant a church but in our […]

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Shannon Kiser

I took my dog to a boarding facility near my travel destination the other week. I could tell by the website and the reviews that this was a great place for dogs. And it was. Chester was welcomed, cared for, played with, and loved. We were invited to drop in anytime to check on him, […]

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Michael Beck

Pioneering is tough! Not only do we face opposition from the inhabitants of the new territories into which we follow the Spirit to plant the Gospel, but when we are led to challenge defective or outdated systems, promote innovations, and catalyze movements, we can be attacked by people within the body of Christ as well. […]

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Tory Baucum

In just a few weeks, Truro will be co-sponsoring the Amore Project in conjunction with Fresh Expressions, and I encourage everyone to join us on Thursday, March 16, in Harrisburg, PA, for what I believe will be the heart of the three-day conference. In preparation for the conference, the Catholic Witness interviewed me, and I want […]

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Michael Beck

One of my friends, a health nut who loves Jesus, has the same smoothie for lunch every day. It’s a mixture of spinach, fruits, and yogurt. While I admire her discipline and dedication, I sometimes wonder how she can drink the same thing for lunch seven days a week. Doing that would drive me crazy! […]

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