Pastors and church leaders from across Arkansas gathered together on March 2 at Trinity UMC in Little Rock to hear about Fresh Expressions, a way of cultivating new forms of church alongside existing congregations.
The Rev. Michael Beck, pastor of Wildwood UMC in Wildwood, Florida, and Travis Collins, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, presented an all-day seminar called Vision Day.
Attendees learned that church doesn’t have to exist only inside the walls of a church building and were given examples of new forms of church, like restaurant church, addiction recovery church, and tattoo shop church.
According to its website, Fresh Expressions is about “empowering and equipping God’s people to develop creative expressions of church that can reach the increasing diversity of our society.”
Check out pictures of the day, and visit https://freshexpressionsus.org/ to learn more.