A TOUCHING PLACE FOR THE EMERGING CHURCH | AUGUST 04
 
 

[STORY] 08.04
The Birthing pains of an emerging church
GARETH WILLIAMS
Myriad : Perth,
Australia

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I was content in my knowledge that as youth pastor of a "successful" church I was called to be there. Until God started messing with my calling. I remember having a conversation with a pastor from another church and sharing some of my frustrations. His reply was simple, "why don't you start something yourself?" I was floored. I couldn't do that. I didn't want to be the leader of something, that was too difficult..."

[REFLECTION] 08.04
Corporate Evangelism
DARREN ROWSE
Living Room : Melbourne, Australia

"Jesus called his disciples to become 'fishers of men', people fished with nets not single fishing lines. They would take their boats out - throw out their nets and then draw them in towards the boat to be sorted. The net is like the relationships we have between one another..."

[STORY] 08.04
Flexibility, Creativity, Empowerment, Dreams : Legacy
PETER HILLMAN, ANTHONY ROSE, MATTHEW ROSE, ANTHONY MARSH
Legacy : Essex UK

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It perhaps goes without saying that the main reason why we appear to be having some success among young people is our dependence upon God through being empowered by the Holy Spirit. We have tried hard not to get bogged down in programmes but, rather, have looked for ways of being creative..."

[REFLECTION] 08.04
Emerging as a value
WILL SAMSON
Baltimore USA

"As I consider the word emerging, I am much more comfortable with it as a value than I am with it as a movement. Now I know how these things get named. Truth is that unlike the Reformation the name “emerging” didn’t come about in quite the same organic manner. Someone somewhere came up with it as a branding exercise. But I happen to think that they got this one very right..."

 

[REFLECTION] 08.04
The Body of Christ could use some sleep (Or what the Church can learn from iTunes)
KESTER BREWIN
Vaux : London, UK

We must first believe that change is both necessary and possible. For many in the church, change is neither. Either their faith is settled, the Scriptures are clear and closed, their minds an eternal, spotless sunshine, or the task is simply too great, the institution too large and the energy required too massive for change to be thought achievable.

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