pains of an emerging church
Myriad : Perth, Australia
"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..."
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..."
Creativity, Empowerment, Dreams : Legacy
PETER HILLMAN, ANTHONY ROSE, MATTHEW ROSE, ANTHONY MARSH
: Essex UK
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..."
as a value
"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..."
Body of Christ could use some sleep (Or
what the Church can learn from iTunes)
Vaux : London, UK
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
no such thing as a church...
know more than your pastor...
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