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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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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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Joshua Hearne

I don’t like to be late, but nearly eight years of running on “Grace and Main time” may have had some effect on my punctuality. So, when I pulled my car into a street parking spot near a certain apartment building, I was not only in a hurry, but also anxious about it. As was […]

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Connor Janney

Casselberry, Florida– Philippians 4:8 “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable – if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise – dwell on these things.” Bethel Yoga is a Fresh Expression that meets Sundays and Tuesdays at Tuskawilla […]

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Emily Daly

Durham, North Carolina– It’s Palm Sunday. You stand in rows outside with your fellow gardeners, waving leaves over a man sitting in a wheelbarrow. It is a rural reenactment of Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem. Another gardener walks through the crowd with a fleet of wheelbarrow-chariots trailing behind him. Pastor Ben Krase asks you to imagine […]

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Matt Hill

Loud pipes save lives. For years bikers have stood by this mantra, with many wearing patches and stickers with this sentiment. Whether loud pipes save lives or not continues to be debated, but in our experience, they add a bit of flare and context to a prayer over bikers. As we consider the very definition […]

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Virginia Beach, Virginia– Imagine what it would be like to live at church. No, I don’t mean sleeping in the pews, bathing in a tiny, porcelain sink, or living on a diet of bread and grape juice. Instead, picture living in communities with your brothers and sisters in Christ where you strive to grow closer […]

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