Dee Stokes

How simple could a Fresh Expression be if we would just approach someone at a coffee shop, or invite them over to our homes for a meal or just a convo on our porch/deck?

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Michael Beck

Inherited churches can launch fresh expressions, harnessing the power of a mixed economy: a diversity of ecclesial forms in which fresh expressions of church exist alongside inherited forms in relationships of mutual respect and support.

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Michael Beck

Your church, no matter the size, can indeed become in a sense “multisite.” Inherited churches can launch fresh expressions, harnessing the power of a mixed economy: a diversity of ecclesial forms in which fresh expressions of church exist alongside inherited forms in relationships of mutual respect and support.

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Jon Davis

Church can be nice and neat, decent and in order, even formal and rigid.  Missions on the other hand can be quite messy, nimble, shifting to a changing context.   How do we bring something as theologically and spiritually rich as the sacraments into a dynamic changing environment of a new type of mission?  There will […]

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Kris Beckert

Does your church building tend to serve more as a cabin—a place for members to congregate—or as a shelter—a place to deploy people into mission?

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Jon Davis

Ultimately Fresh Expressions is about cultivating thin places of encounter with God in the third places of our culture.

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Jon Davis

How do we blend Fresh Expressions with Episcopal / Anglican traditional forms?

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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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Michael Beck

I was recently working with one of our districts in the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church to set up a district fresh expressions team. I was sharing about how the fresh expressions movement, alongside existing congregations, helps Methodists to become “more vile” again. One of the folks on that team looked at me […]

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Michael Beck

One of my friends, a health nut who loves Jesus, has the same smoothie for lunch every day. It’s a mixture of spinach, fruits, and yogurt. While I admire her discipline and dedication, I sometimes wonder how she can drink the same thing for lunch seven days a week. Doing that would drive me crazy! […]

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