GUIDE

Beginners Guide

Since our launch in 2003 emergingchurch.info has grown to include over 100 unique stories and reflections with more added every month - so where do you start if you're here for the first time? This then is a constantly evolving collection of recommended stories and reflections for if you're wanting to get a quick picture of what the emerging church is all about. Of course, it's impossible to summarise something as diverse as the emerging church but if you click and explore, read and discover, perhaps you'll start to get a picture of what this site is all about..

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Seeking air

date OCTOBER 10
date Michael Treston (New Zealand)

Michael Treston brings his own apple to the cafe Hi, welcome to our virtual coffee shop. Pull up a chair, take the load of your feet. Let's chat. So who are you, where you from, what do you do in life?I'm Michael Treston - not sure where I am from some days - born and raised in Redcar England but spent the last 15 years of my life swanning around - Home today is Nelson New Zealand. But Just finished off 4 and half years ministry with the Baptist's in Christhcurch NZ At present I am the youth coordinator for the…

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The underbelly of cutting-edge church

date OCTOBER 10
date Sally Morgenthaler (USA)

Hi, welcome to our virtual coffee shop. Pull up a chair, take the load of your feet. Let's chat. So who are you, where you from, what do you do in life?Hi. I'm Sally Morgenthaler, newcomer to the café. Good to know this second-living room space exists at the click of a mouse! A bit about me. I am founder of Sacramentis.com, a site for re-imagining worship in emerging culture. I've written and collaborated on several books about emerging worship and ministry. I also write about emerging worship for PreachingPlus.com, Rev Magazine, and Worship Leader Magazine, and consult with churches…

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Making new wineskins – waiting for the wine

date OCTOBER 10
date Simon Hall (UK)

How to write the history of a community concisely and truthfully?OK, here we go. Revive was the name given to a youth event started in Leeds in 1993, where I was working as a youth pastor in a large-ish suburban Baptist church. As a "goth" teenager I had been blown away by the Nine O'clock Service just down the road in Sheffield, and knew that life could never be the same. During my years as a student and trainee youthworker in Oxford I got together with friends old and new to try to do what I had seen. The resultant…

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