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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Chris Backert

How then will we demonstrate and declare the gospel to the increasing number of people who just won’t come to church? The answer is nothing short of cultivating creative communities of faith – right where people are – in the midst of their life.

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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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Carey Sims

In the midst of over-scheduled lives and increasing demands, how do we gain access into busy lives to share the good news?  As we think about Fresh Expressions of church and this idea of meeting people where they are – dare I say, interrupting their lives, I am reminded that sometimes people want to be […]

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The day began gloomy and in a misty rain—just as it should. Driving in the freezing rain, Mumford & Sons consoled and convicted me with the reminder that I am indeed a Hopeless Wanderer. One prayer that would come that evening speaks to the fact that I lack concern for those who come after me. […]

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Gary Alloway

We’ve often found that Sundays are not a good point of invitation for those who are spiritual-but-not-religious.

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Shannon Kiser

Ben Conrad is a college student, engaged in all the normal things a senior in college is facing. Attending classes, writing papers, researching and meeting with professors, working a part time job. But there’s something else Ben is doing… he is leading a couple of fresh expressions initiatives. As he describes them, they have both […]

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“I learned that God is forever loving…I learned how Jesus died so God sees us as perfect…and, I learned that no matter how bad something gets God will be there.”

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Connor Janney

Although a young church, The Way Station Community has already experienced great hardship, great joy, and great displays of God’s grace and provision. The group was founded by Reverend Graham Baird two and a half years ago, and originally met in a movie theater every Sunday at 9:30am as Mission St. Church. After over a […]

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Mark Cryderman

Since I was old enough to float – I appreciated the impact that the YMCA had on families. My mother would attach a “floaty” (a belt with an oval egg shaped piece of foam on my back) while she and the other ladies did the 60’s version of water aerobics. Even as a youngster, I […]

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