A TOUCHING PLACE FOR THE EMERGING CHURCH | SEPTEMBER 04
 
 


[REFLECTION] 09.04
What African Theologians can teach the Emerging Church
GEOFF HOLSCLAWS
USA


"How can we replace the project of relevance with the project of identity, and how might this change of perspective help the Emerging Church? How can we as Western Christians think through the questions of 'religious past' and 'cultural present' as the intersecting points of our identity rather than as a place for the project of relevance."

[STORY] 09.04
On my dark days...
ANDREW HAMILTON
Forge : Perth Australia

In
January, Andrew told us about a lifechanging mission plan - to move with family and friends to new houses on a new estate to be church to a new community. Here he reflects on what it means to leave the tried and tested missionary approach for something more uncertain...

[VIRTUAL CAFE STORY] 09.04
[MEDIA : Photos]
Involved, relevant, fresh.
DARREN OWENS
HOST : Bradford UK


"a space where I can feel involved/challenged/relaxed/ far too busy for my own good/far too chilled out for my own good, basically a place where I can do my worship justice."


[VIRTUAL CAFE STORY] 09.04
Break out the shackles of religion
ANDY WHITE
To All Nations : Kidderminster UK


"to see every street in every village, town and city connected to, and being served by, vibrant, united and culturally relevant local churches in practical ways"


[VIRTUAL CAFE STORY] 09.04
Trying to keep things together
ANNIE BLYTH
Norwich UK


"Iím not a new recruit, but not an instigator either. Are you implying that you have to become an instigator after your new recruit phase is past? Oh dear Ė Iím not doing very well"


The Virtual Cafe is open to all.
Come on in, make yourself at home, tell us about yourself...

 

[STORY] 09.04
[MEDIA : Photos]
Why Emerging?
HOWARD JAMESON
Dorset UK

Is working with teenagers just a matter of keeping them occupied until they're ready for 'big church'?

Howard Jameson shares his story of 'The Gathering' and why it is so much more than just a youth group - "If you are not creating an emerging Church where you are I want this story to encourage you; go on - it's not very hard to do."

Two events with spookily similar titles hit the UK over the next couple of months. Coincidence or a UK emerging church consipiracy? Decide for yourself...

THE SHAPING OF THINGS TO COME
CMS : London, Brimingham, Sheffield : October 04

THE SHAPE OF
THINGS TO COME

CPAS : London, Warwick, Bristol, Haydock, Bradford, Glasgow :
Sept/October 04

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