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Fresh recipes and resources for laity

Fresh ingredients for recipes

Conference Lay Leader Annette Erbes finds home delivery meal kits and recipes offer important lessons for ministry during the time of pandemic.

Help at the starting line

Berkley First found help in Fresh Expressions.

Pastors and churches in Michigan have gone through months of learning new things. More help is available from the Office of Congregational Vibrancy.

Fresh Expressions ‘on their turf’

Fresh Expressions Dinner Church

It started in England and now is at work in the U.S. Fresh Expressions “takes the church Jesus loves closer to where the people Jesus loves actually are.”

Michigan Learning Community

Join the Michigan Learning Community Over six months, Learning Community Cohorts meet for two week-end retreats, monthly connection and support through coaching. Teams and individuals discern and implement intentional steps toward developing fresh expressions of church appropriate to their unique contexts.  

Fresh Expressions Dinner Church Experience

Dinner Church

Dinner Church is an effective approach to starting a new church and evangelizing that makes sense in 21st century America.  Why should you attend the Dinner Church Experience? Introduce you to dinner table theology: the way Jesus, the first Apostles and the early church encountered God together. See how these dinner table experiences can make… Continue Reading Fresh Expressions Dinner Church Experience

Michigan Roundtables – Norton Shores

So you attended a Vision Day – what’s next?  Why Attend? Ask in-depth questions about the concepts, theological foundations and the developmental process of fresh expressions.  Envision the implications of fresh expressions for your specific congregation and community.  Receive up close and personal guidance on how to take next steps on your fresh expressions journey.… Continue Reading Michigan Roundtables – Norton Shores

Michigan Roundtables – Kalamazoo

So you attended a Vision Day – what’s next?  Why Attend? Ask in-depth questions about the concepts, theological foundations and the developmental process of fresh expressions.  Envision the implications of fresh expressions for your specific congregation and community.  Receive up close and personal guidance on how to take next steps on your fresh expressions journey.… Continue Reading Michigan Roundtables – Kalamazoo

Michigan Roundtables – Williamston UMC

So you attended a Vision Day – what’s next?  Why Attend? Ask in-depth questions about the concepts, theological foundations and the developmental process of fresh expressions.  Envision the implications of fresh expressions for your specific congregation and community.  Receive up close and personal guidance on how to take next steps on your fresh expressions journey.… Continue Reading Michigan Roundtables – Williamston UMC

Michigan Roundtables – Saginaw

So you attended a Vision Day – what’s next?  Why Attend? Ask in-depth questions about the concepts, theological foundations and the developmental process of fresh expressions.  Envision the implications of fresh expressions for your specific congregation and community.  Receive up close and personal guidance on how to take next steps on your fresh expressions journey.… Continue Reading Michigan Roundtables – Saginaw

Michigan Roundtables – Dixboro UMC, Ann Arbor

So you attended a Vision Day – what’s next?  Why Attend? Ask in-depth questions about the concepts, theological foundations and the developmental process of fresh expressions.  Envision the implications of fresh expressions for your specific congregation and community.  Receive up close and personal guidance on how to take next steps on your fresh expressions journey.… Continue Reading Michigan Roundtables – Dixboro UMC, Ann Arbor