Conversations about the modern church culture and new ways of expressing Christian Community!READ MORE
The days when a town gathered on Sunday for church have been replaced by weekends at soccer fields and tailgate parties. Parents spend their free time chauffeuring their kids to sports, while others spend their expendable time and income to marathons or mountain climbing. What if these past times are not competing with church, but […]READ MORE
The church has played a prominent role in transforming lives, systems, and culture. As some of us struggle to maintain the legacy of social responsibility, the security of our church communities, our electronic devices, and the pulpit pose as a barrier for us to GO!READ MORE
Fresh Expressions US Director of Remissioning Michael Beck has some wild ideas for saving dying churches and reaching our world for Jesus Christ!READ MORE
Many average-sized churches have assumed that they don’t have the resources or numbers to plant new churches.
But what if you don’t have to have a congregation of 1000+ to plant new churches?
How did a declining church, in an “unfriendly” city, rediscover a simple, ancient way of being God’s people?READ MORE
For many years now, the church in North America has heard figure after figure concerning the steady flow of young people leaving the church. In the midst of these troubling figures, there remains a glimmer of hope for these youth as they transition into young adults.READ MORE
Churches used to be inseparable from neighborhoods.
But today, the entire concept of a neighborhood has shifted. What should churches do?
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.”READ MORE
Is it possible for large churches to have a transformative, localized neighborhood presence?
According to David Fitch, not only is it possible—it’s essential for large churches who want to have a significant missional impact in this generation.