A missionary movement begun in England has come to North America. Long established congregations are finding ways to engage people unlikely ever to walk through their doors, and fresh expressions of church are engaging people who are “without hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12, NIV). Missional leaders from a wide range of denominational traditions are learning from each other, and prayerfully cheering for each other, as we learn to take the church Jesus loves closer to where the people Jesus loves actually are.
In From the Steeple to the Street, Travis Collins addresses the cultural realities behind the Fresh Expressions movement, as well as the movement’s theological underpinnings. From practical experience, Collins offers insights to local church leaders on how this might unfold in and through your church.
After three decades as an international missionary and a large church pastor, Travis Collins is now the director of Mission Advancement for Fresh Expressions US. He holds a PhD in Christian Mission and is especially interested in indigenous churches—churches that fit and excel in their particular contexts. Travis and his wife, Keri, have three grown children and a growing number of grandchildren.