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What happens when your church starts meeting people who find Sunday morning worship strange, or even alienating? Watch how one Church created a new space to bring the kingdom of God to their new friends. Zion Lutheran describes Dinner Church this way on their website: Dinner Church is worship; prayer; a meal; a time of […]

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3-5 Dinner Churches in every county.That’s the dream in North Carolina, inspired by the call of the Fresh Expression US movement to cultivate an environment where the fruit on the edge of the church can be brought to the center of the church.

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“We’ve got this mantra that we use: More grace, less judgment. We’ve really, really pushed that with our friends. We don’t care what your past is. We want to build your future. There’s just been so much change in people that we’ve witnessed and it’s exciting!”

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Luke Edwards

Reaching out to the community has sparked a new energy in Snow Hill UMC. Pastor Johnston noted, “Sunday morning is on fire from the excitement of folks who thought we were dead, but now have hope.”

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Ann Marie Carley

It became clear that without altering our expectations of what church had to look like, our church as we knew and loved it would be in danger of no longer existing.

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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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Luke Edwards

It meant a lot to me as a lay person to be in the Fresh Expressions training and feel like my ideas about starting something new were valid.

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A three-day experience of in-depth training and observation to help you develop a city-wide or region-wide Dinner Church strategies. Enjoy meals, training sessions, fireside chats and observations of Dinner Churches in action. Only 18 spots available. Dinner Church is an effective and approach to starting new churches and evangelizing that makes sense in the cities […]

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Mark Cryderman

Since I was old enough to float – I appreciated the impact that the YMCA had on families. My mother would attach a “floaty” (a belt with an oval egg shaped piece of foam on my back) while she and the other ladies did the 60’s version of water aerobics. Even as a youngster, I […]

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Verlon Fosner

For many homes, dinnertime has been revisioned as TV time. We have lost the power of the dinner table to shape society. Even the church has lost how powerful a dinner table can be, especially when it comes to reaching unchurched people. With the majority of churches and Christians lagging in confidence when it comes […]

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