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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, NC

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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.”

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Luke Edwards

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.

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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.

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This last year, the Revd. Joe Pienaar and Andy Gliddon wanted to play some soccer. Before long, a fresh expression of church was born.

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“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!”

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Luke Edwards

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.”

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We made some surface changes that allowed us to see low hanging fruit, but knew that in order for us to see a shift upwards in our life cycle we needed to help the congregation see deeper than just the surface. We spent a considerable amount of time praying, researching our current reality and our community in order to determine the best next steps. Fresh Expressions of Church is us putting into motion what we hear from God!

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Ann Marie Carley

It became clear that without altering our expectations of what church had to look like, our church as we knew and loved it would be in danger of no longer existing.

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Mark Cryderman

At Dinner Church, programs and professionalism quickly give way to telling stories about Jesus. Knowing Him is our highest priority. It’s simple, I know- but simple satisfies.

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