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How a Thanksgiving Meal Inspired a Church Plant with JD Larson
Jeanette Staats | 30 Oct 2023
Discover how JD Larson's Thanksgiving experience led to a transformative Dinner Church, reaching new people and inspiring similar movements in Minneapolis.
Introducing: Dinner Church Podcast
1 Aug 2023
Dinner Churches are starting all over North America. Why? It’s not just that they are an effective, affordable, and contextual approach to church planting. They also follow in the footsteps...
Good Things Happen Around a Table
Steve Swanson | 19 Jul 2023
This piece was originally published at Augusta Business Daily. If you have a story about a Fresh Expression to share, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s been said that the seven...
Dinner Church: A Simple Church Gathering Used By Jesus, Paul, Tertullian and Today
Verlon Fosner | 5 Jul 2023
As 21st Century Christian leaders, it’s hard to recognize our assumptions about the way church is done. We take our exclusive religious spaces, teaching-centric gatherings, congregational liturgies, and musical worship...
Five Things You Already Do That Could Become a Fresh Expression of Church
Kris Beckert | 6 Feb 2023
Discover how to use common church activities as a starting point for fresh expressions of church. Learn about five possibilities, from church league softball to Christmas pageants, and how they can help you connect with non-believers and build relationships. Start reaching out to your community today!
Thanksgiving All Year Long
Brad Andres | 18 Nov 2022
One evening during the Community Dinner, Roger sneaks next to me and whispers: “Hey, how do I give some money to this?” I couldn’t help but smirk. He approached me...
How to Talk to People About Dinner Church
Jon Davis | 29 Aug 2022
If you are excited about starting a new expression of church, such as a Dinner Church, you may struggle to discuss this with people in your congregation. New things, new ways...
What Happened When We Changed from a Church Plant to a Dinner Church
J.D. Larson | 10 Aug 2022
It was 5:01 PM on a frigid Sunday evening, February 2021. I was in the front row of a beautiful historic sanctuary. The purple pews and carpet had become the...
From Foodie to Street-Level Missionary
Megan Monterrosa | 12 Jul 2022
Jesus. The Gospel. Evangelism. Reaching the lost. Helping the poor. Missional churches. The Great Commission. All good terms and ideas. All things we know we care about, but if we’re...
What is Church at Table?
29 Jun 2022
Church at Table is an umbrella term used for any form of church that gathers around a shared meal. The Church at Table is a common reality, especially in the...
Two Stories of God Changing Lives We Weren’t Expecting
Larry Bogenrief | 27 Jun 2022
I am a church planter, and I had a desire to plant another church. I have a burden for the community, and I have been involved in many different approaches...
No Longer Agnostic
Brad Andres | 15 Jun 2022
Drenched with sweat from setting up a tent and dodging bees swarming by the food; the 90-degree sun rays barreled on my forehead. It was a good thing all the...
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