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It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” Luke 13:21 It has been said that “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” There is debate about this proverb’s attribution, and yet experience undergirds […]

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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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Who is missing from your church leadership? Who are the women and men who God has called, but may not yet be leading? What would it look like for you to affirm, encourage and equip them to start a fresh expression of Church?

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One diocese is declining;  the other is flourishing with new life…

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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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Michael Beck

Our unique position on the edge, “in but not of” opens many profound opportunities.

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From the Post-Gathering at our 2014 FX National Gathering- Fresh Expressions in the Workplace A practical rationale for church for the workplace: A rapid tour through Christian views of work, with fresh expressions as the punch line. Watch the rest here.

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Reggie McNeal spoke at the FX National Gathering in 2012 on the need for new forms of church. Here’s a sample: Reggie explains how for so long, our idea of “church” has been congregation-centered, focusing on service times when people are led to believe that “God shows up” while missing the increasing number of Americans […]

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“I learned that God is forever loving…I learned how Jesus died so God sees us as perfect…and, I learned that no matter how bad something gets God will be there.”

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Chris Backert

When I was a junior in college, the car I had brought with me from high school gave up its ghost.  Driving along one day, the engine decided it had run too long. I was without a vehicle for several months until I mustered enough money to purchase a 1998 Dodge Neon with only 7,000 […]

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