4.39: How the Inherited and Innovative Church Work Together with Jorge Acevedo

In episode 39, co-hosts Terri Elton and Dwight Zscheile talk with Jorge Acevedo.

In episode 39, co-hosts Terri Elton and Dwight Zscheile talk with Jorge Acevedo.

In todays episode, we explore a few questions around Jorge and his work.

  • How do inherited/traditional and Fresh Expressions work together?
  • Why do you care about Fresh Expressions and mixed ecology?
  • What are some things you want to share with pastors/judicatory executives and other leaders in inherited church about authorizing and supporting Fresh Expressions and cultivating a mixed ecology?

Show Notes:




Jorge Acevedo

Jorge Acevedo is the Lead Pastor at Grace Church, a multi-site, United Methodist congregation in Southwest Florida with three campuses (Cape Coral, Fort Myers Shores, Fort Myers Central). Grace Church is recognized as having one of the largest and most effective recovery ministries in America.

Meet Your Hosts

  • Terri Elton

    Terri is a teacher who loves Jesus and God’s world. She currently is a Professor of Leadership and Dean of Academic Affairs at Luther Seminary, but has also served in congregations and non-profit settings. In her free time, Terri loves to bike and explore nature. She, along with her husband Eric, believes the world is interesting and together they travel to different cultures and places as often as they can.

  • Dwight Zscheile

    Dwight Zscheile is vice president of innovation and professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary. His latest book is Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God into a Hopeful Future (with Michael Binder and Tessa Pinkstaff, Fortress Press, 2023).