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29 Baptisms When This Sunday School Class Moved to the River
Travis Collins | 29 Mar 2023
At each end of Muddy Gut Road sits a church. At one end of Muddy Gut Road, near Tappahannock, VA, sits a brick church building the likes of which are...
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...
Fresh Expressions Journey: Six Steps that Can Move People from Isolation to Christian Community
Luke Edwards | 10 Oct 2022
The Fresh Expressions journey is a six-stage process for forming a new Christian community. In this article, you will read real-life examples of Listening, Loving People, Building Community, Exploring Discipleship,...
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...
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...
Community Dinner: How a Small Church Started is Meeting New People
Jon Davis | 6 Jun 2022
In Cedar Key, Florida the pandemic brought a pause to ministry events and gathering of people. We did not stop dreaming, hoping and planning for a new missional focus reaching...
Tim Barnes | 26 May 2022
Like many churches coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve invested a lot of time and energy at St. Matthew’s into re-evaluating everything we were doing before lock-down, before we...
5 Lessons from our Veteran’s Dinner Church
Greg Lemaster | 1 Oct 2021
If I were to compose a list of all the things we have learned (so far) by starting Dinner Churches for our Veterans of War the list would be very...
Dinner Church: A Step-by-Step Example, Starting from Scratch
7 Jun 2021
The Seed Is Planted In 2018, my husband Jim and I attended a one-day “What Is Dinner Church” meeting. On the drive over we spent an hour coming up with...
How COVID Pushed One Fresh Expression into New Places and Spaces
20 Apr 2021
Recently, the Fresh Expression led by our own Gannon and Carey Sims was featured in Faith and Leadership. Check it out! When sanctuaries closed their doors in mid-March 2020 in...
Zoom Liturgy: How to Move from Broadcasting to Interacting
April Karli | 27 Mar 2020
Several decades ago, communications theorist Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase, “the medium is the message.” In other words, the form, or medium, that is used to communicate a message will...
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