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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Joining the tribe…

date OCTOBER 10
date im Gilmore (The Tribe, Los Angeles)

John: Jim, would you like to tell us a bit about yourself - where you're from, what you do, what makes you tick Jim: I grew up in the upper Midwest of the USA. My family moved around a lot when I was young, so I got to experience a lot of different churches and a lot of different traditions - my parents weren't tied to one denomination so when we'd move we'd end up going where my parents felt like they were supposed to be. Growing up in the church is one of those things that I think was…

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Ambient Wonder

date OCTOBER 10
date Norwich (UK)

Ambient Wonder is the first alternative worship group in Norwich, attached to St Augustines C of E Church. In many ways the story of Ambient Wonder is like the story of most other alternative worship groups - it comes out of a desire to express worship in ways that connect with our everyday lives to bridge the pervasive secular/sacred divide in our lives, to stretch our wings from the cramped space of what we've always known, to create something beautiful, fun and real in our journey towards Christ. We want to engage with and express the culture of which we…

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Plant, struggle, collapse?

date OCTOBER 10
date John (UK)

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 John. I'm an average kinda of guy whose life got turned around with this emerging church stuff. Can I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?Pale ale sounds smashing, thanks. Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?It's an unusual combination, but hey, why not?. So, if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently involved with in one…

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