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Church in the Parking Lot: A Fresh Expressions Story
Luke Edwards | 17 Jul 2019
Reaching out to the community has sparked a new energy in Snow Hill UMC. Pastor Johnston noted, “Sunday morning is on fire from the excitement of folks who thought we were dead, but now have hope.”
Fresh Expressions Pioneer Profile: Ann Marie Carley
3 Jul 2019
We made some surface changes that allowed us to see low hanging fruit, but knew that in order for us to see a shift upwards in our life cycle we needed to help the congregation see deeper than just the surface. We spent a considerable amount of time praying, researching our current reality and our community in order to determine the best next steps. Fresh Expressions of Church is us putting into motion what we hear from God!
Fresh Expressions: For Such a Time as This!
Ann Marie Carley | 28 Jun 2019
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.
Who Comes to Dinner Church?
Mark Cryderman | 26 Jun 2019
At Dinner Church, programs and professionalism quickly give way to telling stories about Jesus. Knowing Him is our highest priority. It’s simple, I know- but simple satisfies.
Is God Tapping on Your Shoulder?
Shannon Kiser | 19 Jun 2019
It all begins with relationships and a willingness to engage in spiritual conversations along the way.
A Culture of Beauty Shaped by People of Peace
Gannon Sims | 22 May 2019
Eight years ago my wife and I were assessed as collegiate church planters. I was awarded a part time role with a start-up ministry called Fresh Expressions and we were...
Easter and Fresh Expressions
Chris Backert | 19 Apr 2019
How then will we demonstrate and declare the gospel to the increasing number of people who just won't come to church? The answer is nothing short of cultivating creative communities of faith - right where people are - in the midst of their life.
More Jesus: One Story of Preaching in a Fresh Expression
Mark Cryderman | 11 Mar 2019
When I was a teenager, I asked my Dad how to grow in my love for Jesus. I followed Jesus, but I didn’t “love” him. I wanted to love with...
What’s Different About Ash Wednesday?
Carey Sims | 6 Mar 2019
In the midst of over-scheduled lives and increasing demands, how do we gain access into busy lives to share the good news? As we think about Fresh Expressions of church...
A Fresh Expressions Ash Wednesday Reflection
George Linney | 4 Mar 2019
The day began gloomy and in a misty rain—just as it should. Driving in the freezing rain, Mumford & Sons consoled and convicted me with the reminder that I am...
The Mill Chapel Open Sanctuary
Gary Alloway | 7 Jan 2019
We've often found that Sundays are not a good point of invitation for those who are spiritual-but-not-religious.
A Tale of Two Fresh Expressions
Shannon Kiser | 18 Dec 2018
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...
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