Annette Spence

Armed with a dinner-table approach, Christians can leave their church walls and go where people already know they need help.

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What happens when your church starts meeting people who find Sunday morning worship strange, or even alienating? Watch how one Church created a new space to bring the kingdom of God to their new friends. Zion Lutheran describes Dinner Church this way on their website: Dinner Church is worship; prayer; a meal; a time of […]

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3-5 Dinner Churches in every county.That’s the dream in North Carolina, inspired by the call of the Fresh Expression US movement to cultivate an environment where the fruit on the edge of the church can be brought to the center of the church.

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Verlon Fosner

Jesus himself used the dinner table and dinnertime throughout his ministry.

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“We’ve got this mantra that we use: More grace, less judgment. We’ve really, really pushed that with our friends. We don’t care what your past is. We want to build your future. There’s just been so much change in people that we’ve witnessed and it’s exciting!”

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Luke Edwards

Reaching out to the community has sparked a new energy in Snow Hill UMC. Pastor Johnston noted, “Sunday morning is on fire from the excitement of folks who thought we were dead, but now have hope.”

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Mark Cryderman

At Dinner Church, programs and professionalism quickly give way to telling stories about Jesus. Knowing Him is our highest priority. It’s simple, I know- but simple satisfies.

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You like the idea of fresh expressions. You’ve read a few books. You’ve discussed it at your church. But you’re still having trouble imagining what it could really look like. Fresh Expressions US Immersions are a three-day long, on-site experience where you will witness the power of fresh expressions to reach new people and develop a plan for your church to start new forms Christian Community.

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Mark Cryderman

When I was a teenager, I asked my Dad how to grow in my love for Jesus.  I followed Jesus, but I didn’t “love” him.  I wanted to love with all my heart and with all my soul – not just with my mind.  Although I knew all about Jesus’ historical salvation work on the […]

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Luke Edwards

It meant a lot to me as a lay person to be in the Fresh Expressions training and feel like my ideas about starting something new were valid.

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