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Chris Backert, national director of Fresh Expressions US, says that too few “churches in North America have really grappled with the post-Christian reality.” Yet he believes that if churches seriously invest in tactical, contextual communities, the American church “can still make the shifts that are needed to be fruitful in the future. If churches wait another 10 years, that will be challenging.”

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Kris Beckert

“Tell me, what do you have in your house?” Sometimes people look at me like I have three heads when I share with them what it means to start fresh expressions of church. For some, it’s because the whole idea is difficult to wrap their minds around, but others just don’t know where to start. […]

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Ann Marie Carley

This gift of discomfort was the catalyst needed to birth a movement of fresh expressions of church.

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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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