welcome to our virtual coffee shop. Pull up a chair, take the load of
your feet. Let's chat.
who are you, where you from, what do you do in life?
I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?
you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?
if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently
involved with in one sentence, what would that sentence be?
you an instigator? / new recruit? / have absolutely no recollection of
how you got involved?
do you value most about being part of it?
excites you most about it?
anyone ever turned up out of the blue not knowing what to expect?
It feels like we're slogging our guts out creating this wonderful thing for just the few of us. And I mean few - sometimes just 3 or 4. This just isn't going to last - we'll all collapse of exhaustion sooner or later. I'm beginning to think this emerging church thing is just for those who are lucky enough to have someone ordained looking after it. The rest of us plant, struggle to sprout, but ultimately aren't fed. I bet we're not alone - I've heard of lots of groups starting off with a blast of excitment and then collapse because you just can't do this stuff without some serious support. What happens then? There's no going back to life BE (before emerging). But I do wonder if that's the reason why churches stay in the safety zone - it's the only real way to survive without serious support.
Three words that describe your attitude to 'being church' in the big wide world: Hope, struggle, collapse? (we hope not)
words that DON'T:
have this weird dream - you meet Jesus face to face.
the big secret you're itching to share with everyone?
would your 'emerging church survival kit' contain?
else you'd like to share with us before you have to rush off?
Good to see you. Have a good day!