New People // New Ways

New People // New Ways

What does a distinctly Wesleyan, Spirit-led movement that reaches people neglected by the church look like? Join the Fresh Expressions Florida team as they explore missional mischief-making with everyday people who are cultivating Christian communities of love and grace that serve those outside the typical church.


May 23, 2023 64 mins

For Ep. 13 of New People // New Ways, we are joined by Rev. Dr. Heather Jallad. Heather is the Pastor of Community Engagement at Cannon United Methodist Church outside of Atlanta, GA. She serves as Fresh Expressions Specialist for the North Georgia Conference as well as a Missions Strategist and Trainer for Fresh Expressions NA. She recently earned her DMin from the United Theological Seminary Fresh Expressions House ...

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Ep. 12 of New People // New Ways is available now! Our guest is Rosario “Roz” Picardo.

Roz grew up in western New York as a first-generation Sicilian-American. In 2003, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Houghton College and in 2007 a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in 2014 and an MBA in 2021 from Da...

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April 25, 2023 64 mins

Episode 11 of New People // New Ways is out now! We are joined by guest, Romal Tune. Romal is an author, speaker, and minister who lives by this six-word sentence: “he helps people heal their stories.”

Romal is an ordained minister, Magna Cum Laude honor graduate from Howard University and Duke University School of Divinity. As a speaker, he travels internationally sharing messages of hope that equip aud...

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April 11, 2023 59 mins

Check out Episode 10 of New People // New Ways! Our guest today is Micah Blanks. Micah is the Director of Adult Ministries at Trinity UMC in Gainesville, Florida.

Micah has a BA in Humanities/Pre-Law from Bluefield State College and a M.Div from United Theological Seminary. Prior to Trinity he served as a Licensed Local Pastor in The West Virginia Annual Conference of the UMC, where he was awarded the 20...

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March 28, 2023 55 mins

In this episode of New People // New Ways, we are joined by Justin Cason, Online Campus Pastor of Monticello UMC in Monticello, Indiana. He believes that the church's future lies in “phygital” ministry, where we are bringing people into a deepening relationship with Jesus leveraging technology and community.

The conversation explores creating sacred spaces online, technology’s influence on culture and ne...

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March 14, 2023 57 mins

In episode 8 of New People // New Ways, we are joined by Kris Sledge, lead and founding pastor of The Journey Church in urban Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Journey celebrates both its ability to connect with young adults and its diversity. They believe that through the empowerment and love of the Holy Spirit and make a space where all are welcome.

Outside of ministry, Kris is a proud husband to Hannah, f...

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February 28, 2023 64 mins

In this episode, Charles Kiser and Elaine Heath join us to discuss their new book, Trauma-Informed Evangelism: Cultivating Communities of Wounded Healers, which will be released April 11, 2023.


Charles is a pastor and theologian with Storyline Christian Community in Dallas, Texas. Kiser has a D.Min. in Contextual Theology from Northern Seminary and serves as a faculty member of Neighborho...

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January 31, 2023 60 mins

For this episode of New People // New Ways, Piper and Michael interview Lexi Hernandez. Hernandez is a local pastor in the United Methodist Church. She planted and leads Growth Co., an intentional spiritual formation community for people in their 20s and 30s that operates both online and in person.

In the interview, we discuss what young adults look for in spiritual community and how honesty and authenti...

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January 17, 2023 55 mins

In this episode, Piper and Michael interview Rev. Dr. Mike Moynagh. Moynagh has been on the forefront of missional innovation throughout his career as a minister and scholar within the Church of England. His expertise in practical theology and contextual ministry played a vital part in shaping the Fresh Expressions movement as we know it. Michael is an associate tutor at Wycliffe Hall, a Church of England training col...

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January 3, 2023 48 mins

We are joined by Rev. Dr. Leonard Sweet for Episode 4. Sweet is a world-renowned preacher, teacher, historical theologian, and theo-semiotician. He is a prolific author and professor to doctoral students at four different institutions including Drew University and George Fox University. He is an expert in preaching, evangelism, and ecclesiology, best known for his interests in church history, semiotics, and the future...

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December 20, 2022 52 mins

In this episode, we are joined by Bishop Graham Cray. He is a retired bishop in the Church of England and was the Archbishops' Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions from 2009 to 2014. Through his leadership, Fresh Expressions grew from an initiative within the Church of England and the British Methodist Church into a movement that is found all over the world. He is the author of over twenty books and publicat...

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December 2, 2022 55 mins

Our guest this week is Raimon “Rai” Jackson. Rai chats with us about the importance of art and music for spiritual exploration and expressions and how he builds spaces of spirit growth and creativity for those who desire authenticity, connection, and genuine community.

Rai is a Spiritual Entrepreneur with a passion for Jesus and people. His daily work includes pastor, innovator, spiritual life coach, mot...

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November 19, 2022 61 mins

In this episode, we are joined by Bishop Ken Carter who has been a pivotal voice of support, encouragement, and empowerment for the Fresh Expressions movement in Florida and beyond. We discuss his vision of the future of the Church and how fresh expressions of church play a part.

About our guest:

Kenneth H. Carter is the Resident Bishop of the Florida and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church. This is hi...

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