It’s a new year and I am starting a new ministry having answered a call to serve a congregation. It is exciting and wonderful. I am energized and ready to get things going. Working with Fresh Expressions, training and coaching people, I have watched many come with great enthusiasm to try this new thing, join […]READ MORE
“What is God up to?” is the question I’m most often asked.
“Have you heard of the dinner church movement?” is my most common answer.
Table of Grace is a Fresh Expression Dinner Church of West Bend UMC in Asheboro, NC where they serve up good food and good news.READ MORE
Can Church happen outside, down by the river?
“It reminds us, every Sunday, it IS our Father’s world.”
Check out Randall By the River, a Fresh Expression of Randall UMC in Norwood, NCREAD MORE
A Video profile of an amazing Fresh Expression: “It’s like a family tree spreading and bringing more people in and it just blows me away! When you see someone that at one time not that long ago was on the very bottom and struggling and suffering and next thing you know they’re proclaiming the glory of God and how God has done it for them and what God can do for someone else.”READ MORE
Since the beginnings of the church’s history, table fellowship has been an essential aspect of the practice of hospitality and of welcoming the stranger.READ MORE
Michael Beck was recently featured on the Monday Morning Pastor Podcast with Doug Moister and J.R. Briggs. He shared about his personal story of redemption, some soul care practices, denominational pressures, and his passion for seeing people come to Jesus.READ MORE
This last year, the Revd. Joe Pienaar and Andy Gliddon wanted to play some soccer. Before long, a fresh expression of church was born.READ MORE
“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!”READ MORE
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.”READ MORE