Jon Davis

God makes unusual and surprising choices because ultimately He is not concerned with a person’s ability but rather their availability, their willingness to say yes.

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Ann Marie Carley

If you’re like me, the thought of sitting in training to hear about the latest fad makes your soul die a little.

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Michael Beck

Our unique position on the edge, “in but not of” opens many profound opportunities.

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Kris Beckert

1984 was an expectant year—but maybe not in the way you would think. Besides being the title of a popular novel and later film, this was the year that what is unofficially known as the “Bible of American pregnancy” was first published. Its title: What to Expect When You’re Expecting. In its past five printings […]

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Shannon Kiser

How many church committees have sat at tables in their buildings and strategized a grand plan for a fresh expression of church without ever connecting with the people outside their walls?

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We made some surface changes that allowed us to see low hanging fruit, but knew that in order for us to see a shift upwards in our life cycle we needed to help the congregation see deeper than just the surface. We spent a considerable amount of time praying, researching our current reality and our community in order to determine the best next steps. Fresh Expressions of Church is us putting into motion what we hear from God!

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Shannon Kiser

Be honest… when you think of a pioneer leader for a fresh expression of church, a picture probably forms in your mind’s eye. That picture is likely someone who is super-charismatic, super-knowledgable, super-talented… frankly, super-human. You probably don’t picture yourself. You probably look in the mirror, and an ordinary person looks back at you. But […]

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For our fresh expressions of Church to be truly Jesus-like communities, they must have a clear focus on those who need to receive God’s love, without any expectation of how those people will be able to respond.

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What difference would it make for you as a leader and for your ministry if you KNEW you were being prayed for? If you knew that intercessors were in place to support the mission God has given you? Can intercession offer you something that will help propel you forward in mission? Does what you are […]

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Have you ever been stumbling down a path and come to a vista? What had been tree after tree after tree broke open into a larger view and perspective? Do you remember how you breathed deep and took in the view and felt alive? That’s the same kind of thing that happens in a Fresh […]

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