Fiona & John Sweetman unleashed.
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?
We’re from Worcester – nearing retirement so hoping to do more work with our contacts in Kenya who are very ready to walk in whatever they believe God is saying.
Can I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?
Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?
Pastry would be very nice
So, if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently involved with in one sentence, what would that sentence be?
Building Kingdom not church, through a network of relationships without structure or doctrine
Are you an instigator? / new recruit? / have absolutely no recollection of how you got involved?
Instigator / Pioneer of what we believe God showed us many years ago
What do you value most about being part of it?
Being more open to the voice of the Spirit rather than the voice of church leaders
What excites you most about it?
The freedom to grow and respond to whatever the Spirit says rather than being confined by the limitations put on people by leaders
Has anyone ever turned up out of the blue not knowing what to expect? What did they say?
Whenever we meet with new contacts they always feel encouraged and strectched or challenged by whatever the Spirit has done during that time
Three words that describe your attitude to ‘being church’ in the big wide world: Relationship; Freedom; outside-the-box
Three words that DON’T:
Religion; Doctrine; Structure
You have this weird dream – you meet Jesus face to face. Where does it happen, what does he say to you?
It happens in a forest glade and He says – Let sit awhile and fellowship together
What’s the big secret you’re itching to share with everyone?
The church is entrenched in religion – God has something bigger and better and more exciting going on if you are prepared to step out in faith and walk into it
What would your ’emerging church survival kit’ contain?
A Bible and a suggestion to seek Him for His revelation
Anything else you’d like to share with us before you have to rush off?
Lose your preconceived ideas of the past and hear God for this new season
Thanks. Good to see you, have a good day!