Recently, the Fresh Expression led by our own Gannon and Carey Sims was featured in Faith and Leadership. Check it out! When sanctuaries closed their doors in mid-March 2020 in an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19, not everyone at The Center for Faith and Leadership, a student ministry at the University of Mary Washington, was ready to […]READ MORE
Just over a year ago, the world changed dramatically as we entered a pandemic landscape with masks, social distancing, staying at home, and more. We had a year of social and political unrest, injustice, riots, a contentious election all dividing us and beckoning us to take sides on a variety of issues. For me, this […]READ MORE
We want to reach people with the Jesus story who are far from God, maybe been hurt by churches in the past, or feel lost, broken or unworthy of anyone loving them.READ MORE
Dinner Church continues to build bridges, create community, and point people towards Jesus!READ MORE
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