The Methodist movement was born in the field. John Wesley and those first Methodists joined what the Holy Spirit was up to in the fields with people who largely had no relationship with the church. So, they formed church with them in the rhythms and spaces of their daily lives.
Once again, the Spirit is up to something out in the fields with the “nones” (people who claim no religious affiliation or practice) and “dones” (people who once practiced a religion, but no longer do) of our post-everything society. While Fresh Expressions is an ecumenical movement with churches across the theological spectrum, it is also the most Methodist thing in the world today. Beck and Acevedo take the “first principles,” the seeds of Wesley’s organizing principles and practices, and show how the Fresh Expressions movement allows them to be replanted on the new missional frontier.
Jorge and Michael’s latest book is a practical “field guide,” live from the fields where a new Methodism is springing up from the ground. They will discuss principles, processes, and practices that can help local churches cultivate new Christian communities right where people do life.