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    NEXT sets goal of being 50 percent non-white by 2017

    Approximately 600 Presbyterians have gathered in Atlanta this week for the 2016 National Gathering of NEXT church. Meeting Monday through Wednesday (Feb. 22-24, 2016) at the First Presbyterian Church in […]

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    NEXT Church: Say ‘Yes’ to the unexpected plans of God

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Greeters stood at all of the entrances to the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C., on both days of the two-day NEXT Church conference, giving […]

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    Freedom to improvise

    When most of us hear the term “improv,” we think of a comedy routine performed on stage. But Ashley Goff is encouraging the use of improv as part of liturgy. […]

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    The development of one-on-one relationships

    Relationship building as a means of community organizing was the focal point of a discussion facilitated by Pastor Patrick Daymond during the NEXT Church national gathering in Charlotte. Speaking at […]