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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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My Habit of Planting Churches

date OCTOBER 10
date Matt (Tasmania, Australia)

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?My name is Matt. I live in Tasmania, Australia. I make web sites for a living, to support my habit of planting churches. Can I get you a drink? Cappuccino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale...?I'll have a latte today Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?Umm, no thanks. A bowl of fruit? So, if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently…

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Dangerous Living

date OCTOBER 10
date Si Johnston ( Coleraine, Northern Ireland)

Part of maintaining a healthy spirituality and perspective on life involves punctuating it with moments that might allow us space and time. For many, the Soliton Sessions are becoming a space to allow just that. The Soliton Network is a global network of cultural creatives, missionaries, activists, church planters and Kingdom entrepreneurs, in dialogue about 21st mission, justice, spirituality and the church. Soliton’s main expression in the Sessions is shared by those who are committed to the friendship and its rhythms, but also comes with an open invitation to any who would want to set aside a weekend for collective…

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Love, honesty, action

date OCTOBER 10
date Fred Shope (South Carolina)

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 Fred Shope, from Rock Hill, South Carolina. I’m a middle school teacher’s assistant and an elder in a church that is struggling to transition into the 21st century. Can I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?Since it’s 10:30 in the morning here, I think I’ll go with a cappuccino. Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?A doughnut sounds…

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