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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The Fresh Expressions movement is dedicated to helping people join in the work God is already doing. For many, discovering what God is up to around us sometimes means looking to our history and traditions and asking “what do we need to remember about the things God has done among us in the past in […]

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“There are lots of churches and lots of bars, but nowhere you can go that you don’t get drunk or preached at. “People walk in and they say they feel the Holy Spirit and what they see is a changing Kingdom,” say founder John Stanley. They started the cafe after he realized that another form […]

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Connor Janney

A glimmer, a sheen, a glow, a flicker, a blinding burst of glory, a flame, a hum, a vision, a touch, a warmth, a revelation, a presence, a blaze, a radiance, a brilliance, an awe. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with […]

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Emily Daly

“In the Hebrew language, the word for ‘God provides’ can also be said, ‘God sees’ and I think there’s a connection between what we’re willing to see of God’s work around us and God’s provision. We have to look for the ways that God is in our world, and if we’re not looking, we can’t […]

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Michael Beck

Port Orange, Florida—Can church happen and disciples be formed around a basketball hoop in a church parking lot? Todd and Brittany Leclair say yes! Basketballs, hoops, pizza, Christian Scriptures, prayer, and sweaty young people of all races make up this fresh expression tethered to First Port Orange United Methodist Church in Florida. Todd said, “Our […]

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