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We are now many months into this season of the pandemic and, like every other pastor I know, I feel the burden and panic of wondering what ministry in this new COVID world looks like and how to lead a church within such a time. But I think the first two weeks of realizing “no […]

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Kris Beckert

Maybe you remember them too. I remember the days of sitting in the places where my sermon-juices most easily used to start flowing. I remember the plastic booths and tables, background music and conversation, flavored coffee, and chocolate chip bagels. I remember the meetings and lunches and opening the Bible at tables. I remember the […]

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Gannon Sims

We’re coming down to the ground There’s no better place to go We’ve got snow upon the mountains We’ve got rivers down below… -Peter Gabriel, Down to Earth Mixing it up The Fresh Expressions movement advocates a mixed economy between inherited and new forms of church. The mixed economy of Church is a metaphor with […]

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Luke Edwards

In a blog post a few years back, I stated, “One of the greatest contributions of the Fresh Expressions movement is reinvigorating the conversation about what church actually is.” Over the past five years as a part of the fresh expressions movement I have constantly wrestled with the question, “What is church?” Can new forms […]

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Kris Beckert

There is a strange freedom that comes with creating the bucket list, as you become less focused on what’s in front of you and more aware of what’s around you. The question is no longer ‘why?’ but ‘why not?

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Thinking Outside the Church: Episode 4 “What is Fresh Expressions?” Ben interviews Shannon Kiser, who is the Director of Training at Fresh Expressions. She explains the purpose of Fresh Expressions, and how churches can begin to live out that purpose. Listen here Resources: Read Shannon’s Fresh Expressions blog: https://freshexpressionsus.org/author/shannon-kiser/ To learn more about Fresh Expressions, […]

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Conversations about the modern church culture and new ways of expressing Christian Community! 

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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 […]

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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!

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Fresh Expressions US Director of Remissioning Michael Beck has some wild ideas for saving dying churches and reaching our world for Jesus Christ!

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