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Jorge Acevedo and Michael Beck were recently featured on the Reclamation Podcast. Michael and Jorge share their thoughts on what it means to launch new communities to reach new people. Listen here: The Reclamation Podcast is designed to help busy people find good practices of life and faith.

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Thinking Outside the Church: Episode 5 “Bridging the Gap” “Discipleship is a long obedience in the same direction.” ~Eugene Peterson Ben hosts the conversation with Mitch Marcello and Matt Lake, who are trainers and coaches with Fresh Expressions US. Matt and Mitch work together at First United Methodist Church in Williamsport, PA, where Matt is […]

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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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Thinking Outside the Church: Episode 3 “Blended Ecology (Both/And Church)” Ben talks with Michael Beck, who is the Director of Remissioning at Fresh Expressions, and the co-pastor Wildwood United Methodist Church. They talk about what church looks like when it lives out its inherited roots but also branches out into the community to express Christian […]

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

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Ann Marie Carley

Don’t hate me, but I’ve never been a huge Star Wars fan. However, I recently saw The Rise of Skywalker and as I have been trying to wrap my head around all that is going on in the world today the words of Princess Leia to Rey somehow bring me hope. Her words? “Don’t be […]

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When St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Hampton, VA decided to open their gym for kids and parents to have dinner followed by a time of shooting hoops, they didn’t dream that 1. the parents would hang around and 2. it would become a fresh expression of Church! But it did!

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Table of Grace is a Fresh Expression Dinner Church of West Bend UMC in Asheboro, NC where they serve up good food and good news. 

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Kris Beckert

“Excuse me, I didn’t mean to eavesdrop on your conversation, but I wanted you to know I don’t go to church but would go to something like that.” 

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Can Church happen outside, down by the river?

“It reminds us, every Sunday, it IS our Father’s world.”

Check out Randall By the River, a Fresh Expression of Randall UMC in Norwood, NC

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