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AFRICA

Bus stop church : Banana : Kenya
"The Bus Stop Church on route 106
" : Colin and Anita Smith : Banana : Kenya

Mafuta Pole : Kenya
"The Gentle Anointing Of the Spirit...
" : John Padwick : Mafuta Pole : Kenya

Wera : Uganda
"Creating Space for Strangers
" : David Evans and Kathryn Scherer : Wera : Uganda

 

ARMENIA

"Emerging @ New Year
" : Aram Avetisyan : Armenia


AUSTRALIA

Forge/Backyard Missionaries : Brighton, Perth, Australia : backyardmissionaries.xrs.net
"Burn your bridges" : Andrew Hamilton [10.03]
"On my dark days..." : Andrew Hamilton [09.04]

Breathing Space : Melbourne, Australia : breathing-space.blogspot.com
"Working out an Australian Spirituality/Christianity" : Eddie Chapman [09.03]
"Meeting Jesus over a latte" : Eddie Chapman [10.03]

Myriad : Melbourne, Australia : saintgaz.blogspot.com
"The birthing pains of an emerging church" : Gareth Williams[08.04]


NEW ZEALAND

Cityside/Parallel Universe : Auckland, New Zealand : www.cityside.org.nz
"Quiet Excitement" : Mark Pierson [12.03]

"It is finished" : Mark Pierson [05.04]

Graceway : Ellerslie, New Zealand : www.graceway.org.nz
"Easter Take-away spirituality" : Steve Taylor [09.03]

SPACE : New Zealand
"Becoming deeper" : Paul Fromont [10.03]

Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship Missional Flarring : New Zealand : www.tscf.org.nz
"Having an open door : missional flatting" : Mark Grace [10.03]

Urban Seed : Melbourne, Australia : www.urbanseed.org
"An intuitive introverts guide to starting a church" : Mark Pierson [12.03]


UK

Bar None : Cardiff, Wales UK
"Bread, fishes and beer" : [09.03]

Base Communities : Duffryn, Newport, Wales UK
"The Kingdom of Heaven in a cul-de-sac" :
[09.03]

Bridge Builders : West Midlands UK : www.thenet.org.uk
"building bridges in the black country" : Ste Cook [02.04]

Christ Church & Upton and Church.co.uk : London UK : www.sijohnston.info
"From a 'merging church' to an emerging church" : Si Johnston [02.04]

Daventry Baptist UK : www.daventrybaptist.co.uk
"but you're not a real Baptist church, are you?" : Graham Old [09.03]

DNA Networks : Colchester UK : www.dnanetworks.org
"The story (so far) of DNA Networks" : David Beales [02.04]

Dream : Liverpool UK : www.dream.uk.net
"The dream story ...so far" : Malcolm CHamberlain [11.04]

Echo : Belfast, Northern Ireland : echoesofathenianidols.blogspot.com
'God's secret garden' : Dave Magee [09.03]

Eden : Sussex : edenzone.com
'In God's garden' : Derek Spencer [02.04]

The Gathering : Dorset UK
"Why emerging?" [09.04]

Grace : London UK : www.freshworship.org
"Grace looks like this... and this... and..." [10.04]

gracelands : Cardiff, Wales UK
"Avoiding the middle class bubble" [09.03]

GROWproject : Mursley, UK
"Places of peace" : Mark Berry [10.03]

HOME : Oxford UK : www.home-online.org
"A manifesto for corporate worship" : Matt Rees [12.04]

HOST : Bradford UK : www.altworship.org.uk
"Involved, relevant, fresh." : Darren Owens [09.04]

Harvest First : UK
"I want some more of that!" : Jon Harris [10.03]

Ikon : Belfast, Northern Ireland : www.ikon.org.uk
'Iconic, apocalyptic, heretical, emerging, failing' : Pete Rollins [09.03]

Legacy : Essex UK : www.legacyweb.org
"Flexibility, Creativity, Empowerment, Dreams : Legacy" : PETER HILLMAN, ANTHONY ROSE, MATTHEW ROSE, ANTHONY MARSH [08.04]

Malt Cross : Nottingham UK
Malt Cross vision : DAVE WARD [10.06]

The Mass : Derbyshire UK : www.the-mass.com
"Emerging church... a personal story" : Steve Hollinghurst
[10.03]

Moot : London UK : www.moot.uk.net
"mootstory" : Ian Mobsby
[10.03]
see also: '
'Emerging church for an emerging generation'
:
Ian Mobsby [Reflection] [10.03]
October 03 blog of the month
[Blog] [09.03]

Raven : Edinburgh UK : groups.yahoo.com/ravennights
"The E at the heart of emerging" : Paul Thomson
[10.03]

The Red Cafe : Swansea, Wales UK
"Seafront discipleship" : [09.03]

Revive : Leeds UK : www.revive.org.uk
"Making new wineskins - waiting for the wine" : Simon Hall [11.03]

"Doughnut Churches - a stupid way to be church or a sign of growth?" : Simon Hall [11.03]

sanctus 1 : Manchester UK : www.sanctus1.co.uk
"Starting the Journey" : Ben Edson [09.03]
"Mind body and spirit" : Ben Edson [12.04]

St Sims : UK
"In the world" :
Jim Denison [11.04]

Temple of Praise : Liverpool UK
"Creating space for strangers" :
Mark & Becky Barkaway [12.04]

THIRD : Worthing UK : www.thethird.org.uk
"THIRD : Transitioning church..." :
Mark & Becky Barkaway [09.03]

To all nations : Kidderminster UK : www.toallnations.org
"Break out the shackles of religion" :
Geoff Reid [09.04]

Touchstone : Bradford UK : www.touchstone-bradford.org.uk
"Thermometer theology" :
Geoff Reid [11.03]

The Youth Project : Bargoed, South Wales UK
"Reconnecting" : [09.03]

Vaux : London UK : www.vaux.net
"Total worship : the Vaux identity" :
Anonymous workers [10.04]

Visions : York UK : www.visions-york.org
"Visions of the future" : Sue Wallace
[09.03]
'You can never go wrong with candles' : Sophie [09.03]


USA

The Bridge : Arizona, USA : www.thebridgewebsite.com
'Love all, and worship one' : Aaron Norwood
[09.03]

The Cross : Escondido, California, USA
'Thrift store church' : Stacy Duty
[02.05]


Matthew's House : California, USA : www.matthewshouse.com
'Church is something you are, not where you go'
[09.03]

 

photo from sanctus 1 service SANCTUS 1, MANCHESTER UK
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photo from the Sanctus 1 service 'pilgrimage'
photo from THIRD service [PHOTO 47k JPEG]
photo from THIRD service

photo from visions service VISIONS, YORK UK
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'this is an excerpt from a loop of busy people and city traffic. We used it in a service on world-weariness'

photo from visions service [IMAGE 78k JPEG]
'Churchianity' flyer from Ikon

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