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Here’s the current reality in North Carolina: On any given Sunday only 22% of the population in Western North Carolina is in worship. Over the past two decades not one county in the US has grown in overall church attendance/participation and that includes areas where mega-churches exist. When the overall population of the US has […]

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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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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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Michael Beck

Sometimes we need a breath of fresh air…

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Jon Ritner

Slowly but surely, the truth is setting in for church leaders across America. Our existing ways of operating as a local church are just not going to work for much longer. Our old strategies of disciple making that relied heavily on professionally led Sunday programs are not effective in an increasingly Post Christian culture that […]

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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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Luke Edwards is a Mission Strategist and Trainer with Fresh Expressions US. He is also the Pastor of King Street Church, a network of fresh expressions in Boone, NC. He is passionate about balancing tradition and innovation to create new forms of church for folks previously excluded from church. You can follow him on twitter at @lukesedwards or […]

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One of the most beautiful things about fresh expressions is that they make the God of the Universe, the God who is present to all of us, more accessible to people who would never walk into a traditional church service for one reason or another.

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Jon Davis

How do we blend Fresh Expressions with Episcopal / Anglican traditional forms?

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Shannon Kiser

Ben Conrad is a college student, engaged in all the normal things a senior in college is facing. Attending classes, writing papers, researching and meeting with professors, working a part time job. But there’s something else Ben is doing… he is leading a couple of fresh expressions initiatives. As he describes them, they have both […]

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