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Using Fresh Expressions to Innovate

posted on April 08

Luke Edwards, a provisional elder in the United Methodist Church, is 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. Read his blog, “How ...

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Fresh Expressions Pioneer Learning Community

posted on February 21

Pioneers are mission entrepreneurs who have the stirrings to go beyond existing church communities to engage in life and ministry with people, fostering fresh expressions of church that connect with those uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the inherited church.   Fresh Expressions Pioneer Communities ...

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Churches are Closing. These Four Models are Thriving!

posted on February 19

Fresh Expressions featured at Missio Alliance  Models that are thriving today and in the future will have certain things in common, such as a commitment to making disciples of modern secularized Americans, a deep knowledge of the changing cultural landscape that exists outside of Christian enclaves,...

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Fresh Expressions Learning Community, Retreat 1

posted on January 23

Cost: $469 (Mississippi Conference, UMC)*   Pioneers are mission entrepreneurs who have the stirrings to go beyond existing church communities to engage in life and ministry with people, fostering fresh expressions of church that connect with those uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the inherited ...

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Fresh Expressions Learning Community, Retreat 2

posted on January 23

Pioneers are mission entrepreneurs who have the stirrings to go beyond existing church communities to engage in life and ministry with people, fostering fresh expressions of church that connect with those uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the inherited church.   Fresh Expressions Pioneer Communities ...

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Good Friday/Holy Week

posted on December 18

IS IT ME? Please read Acts 28:23-31 How do you know when your heart has grown dull? (NRSV) How do you know when your heart is calloused? (NIV)  Do you think we know that we have grown dull and calloused?  Maybe, sometimes we know it, but I think they are times when we have grown calloused and dull ...

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Memorial Day

posted on December 17

MAY WE TRULY FOLLOW OUR LEADER Remember your leaders who spoke God’s word to you. Imitate their faith as you consider the way their lives turned out. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Don’t be misled by the many strange teachings out there. It’s a good thing for the heart to be...

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Love and Repentance

Dentist appointments, vacations, work or worship — our calendars tell us when and what we have to do. They help us avoid conflicts. But, what about when Ash Wednesday, the fasting-and-repentance start of Lent, and St. Valentine’s Day, the celebration of romance and chocolates, show up on the same ...

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Mustang Football in NAIA Nationals

The Morningside College football team is the only undefeated college team in the state of Iowa and is playing in the NAIA National Championship game this Saturday. Besides getting ready for the big game, the team has taken time to meet with local elementary students to talk about integrity, respect,...

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