is seeking ways to run a church.
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?
Hawaii currently living in Cali, I am a Salvation Army officer in training.
Which means in a year and a half I will be a pastor in the Salvation Army,
I am currently in my first year of seminary.
I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?
I will take a chai tea please, thank you very much.
you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?
I am good without a pastry thanks.
if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently
involved with in one sentence, what would that sentence be?
As an upcoming pastor I am currently praying and seeking the Lord about
how to run a church. I am very open to completely change the structure
of church but I donít want to change that which does not need to be changed.
I just wonder if there can be another way.
you an instigator? / new recruit? / have absolutely no recollection of
how you got involved?
I am an instigator of sorts, I was saved in the Salvation Army but left
for a few years doing missions and other ministry but God called me back
for good I guess. I found your website by just goggled emerging church
for my emerging trends class looking for a good bit or bite to share with
the class and I found this website which I posted on our class blog. I
hope that is ok.
do you value most about being part of it?
I love the Salvation Army because it puts in to action the love of Christ.
We do not sit around thinking about the world and how horrible it is we
are busy active trying to reach out to those who need help.
excites you most about it?
I love the opportunities in the Salvation Army one day I was in theology
class learning about Augustine the next I was in San Diego giving aid
people who lost everything. It is an amazing ministry to be a part of.
anyone ever turned up out of the blue not knowing what to expect?
What did they say?
People Show up out of the blue all the time at a Salvation Army church.
Homeless people looking for food, families in financial trouble, people
in crisis, people that want to help, people that have nowhere else to
go, these are the types of people we attract. As far as the questions
go I canít even begin to explain.
words that describe your attitude to 'being church' in the big wide world:
Love, hope, faith
words that DON'T:
Hate, anger, pain
would your 'emerging church survival kit' contain?
else you'd like to share with us before you have to rush off?
Well I hope you get a few more hits from others in the Salvation Army
it is always good to network. Have a fantastic day.
Good to see you. Have a good day!