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..

Virtual Cafe Story

A tin hat and prayer support network

date OCTOBER 10
date Tim Moore (Derbyshire 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 Tim Moore and I’m living in North Derbyshire, near Buxton. I’m a student at Cliff College, an evangelical Methodist college. Can I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?No beer – please! A black coffee would be great. Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?A Danish please So, if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently involved…

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Malt Cross Vision

date OCTOBER 10
date Dave Ward

There are two words that seem to describe the Malt Cross and our purpose in the city:Sanctuary“Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them”.Exodus 25:8BeaconI, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles.Isaiah 42:6Both of these words have been confirmed to me over a period of time since then and really has confirmed what I believe we are already doing.We have always had the intention to the…

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A line from Jubilee

date OCTOBER 10
date ANN (Jubilee, Hartley Valley, Australia)

An introduction by Ann at Jubilee I thought I would drop you a line and tell you about our church, Jubilee. We are in Hartley Valley on an acreage just under the Blue Mountains, loving, enjoying, exulting in the presence of God and in supportive fellowship and love for one another. I have never "pastored" such a small group, nor enjoyed church so much. It has been hard to adjust to the idea of smallness. It's not a church any more, really, because we now meet in a garage and have no public hoardings or advertising. After 20 years of…

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