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Here’s the current reality in North Carolina: On any given Sunday only 22% of the population in Western North Carolina is in worship. Over the past two decades not one county in the US has grown in overall church attendance/participation and that includes areas where mega-churches exist. When the overall population of the US has […]

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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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Shannon Kiser

It all begins with relationships and a willingness to engage in spiritual conversations along the way.

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Michael Beck

Sometimes we need a breath of fresh air…

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Shannon Kiser

Be honest… when you think of a pioneer leader for a fresh expression of church, a picture probably forms in your mind’s eye. That picture is likely someone who is super-charismatic, super-knowledgable, super-talented… frankly, super-human. You probably don’t picture yourself. You probably look in the mirror, and an ordinary person looks back at you. But […]

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Jon Davis

I watched with sadness and awe on Monday April 15th in Holy Week as Notre Dame Cathedral burned for hours.  I have never been there but I have sat in other magnificent cathedrals around the world beholding their beauty.  There is something about entering an ancient and massive structure that breathes deep reverence in my […]

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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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