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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Meeting Jesus over a latte

date OCTOBER 10
date Eddie Chapman (Australia)

Eddie Chapman imagines also meeting Christ over a latte 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?Eddie Chapman. 29(just) from Melbourne, Australia (Mont Albert to be precise - leafy, middle class, middle suburb. Lots of old people and young professionals/couples). Work - run a peak community organisation for local problem gambling services (www.gamblershelp.org is us!). Non work - bushwalker, mountain biker, husband, soon to be father, was surely a beatnik in another life… Can I get you a…

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Becoming deeper

date OCTOBER 10
date Paul Fromont (New Zealand)

The prodigal Paul Fromont  stops in to talk wind chimes. 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 a Kiwi, a small flightless bird, active after dark. Seriously, I am a “kiwi,” but not a small flightless bird, living in Cambridge, Aotearoa New Zealand - the bottom of the world, or the top, depending on your perspective. If I were to describe my Christian practice as a piece of art, it would be an eclectic (multi-denominational), fluid…

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The Dream story …so far

date OCTOBER 10
date Malcolm Chamberlain (UK)

What is Dream?… Dream is a living community of people who are on a journey together of discovering Jesus Christ and growing to know him, but whose experience of church may have been more of an obstacle than help. We seek to re-imagine church through a network of local 'Dream' groups and a web forum, facilitating creative worship, open discussion and mutual support. We believe that this journey of faith can be joined by all who want to engage with God, and that 'church' should be a place of honest exploration, centred on Jesus and his involvement in our lives.…

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