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

Follow Me and Catch People

date OCTOBER 10
date Bek (Parkes 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?Bek from Parkes, Australia. I be mum, wife, study a Bmin, do church stuff…etc, etc. Can I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?Hot Choc sound’s great! Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?Yummy! Doughnut! So, if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently involved with in one sentence, what would that sentence be?Connection Café… sort of sums…

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Urban harvest

date OCTOBER 10
date Kenn Kilah (Caloundra CityHarvest)

I have resisted telling our story for some time now as I feel, along with many others, that it's too early to come to any conclusions about the emerging church. I have pastored Baptist churches for over 35 years and have always tried to stay on the 'cutting edge' in terms of evangelism and church growth. Having tried all the 'new' ideas from Yonggi Cho to Wagner to Hybels and even Warren. I have been to all those places and studied hard. I have experienced a mini-revival in the last Baptist church I pastored have been to Pensacola and Toronto.…

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Cause, Commitment, Journey

date OCTOBER 10
date ATHSTA (SYDNEY)

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 Athsta from Sydney Australia currently work at a rehab. Can I get you a drink? Cappuccino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale...?Coke Zero thanks. Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?No thanks. So, if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently involved with in one sentence, what would that sentence be?Mega Church? Very limited!!! Are you an instigator? /…

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