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Emerging Church term makes a comeback

date OCTOBER 10
date Andrew Jones

We haven't seen these words much at all over the past ten years but at the General Synod 2021, Emerging Church is presented as the term to cover much of the strategic work of The Church of England for the next decade. Exciting! "The Emerging Church of England is the name for four strands of work which together will help leaders in every diocese to discern the shape, life and activity of the Church of England in the 2020s. The main aim of the Emerging Church of England is to follow a shared vision - to share what God has…

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Starting the Journey

date OCTOBER 10
date Ben Edson (UK)

The Vision :Manchester City Centre is changing. There are approximately 20,000 people living in the city centre boundaries - the majority of these are young working professionals, who live work and party in the city centre. As well as this an estimated 100,000 use the city for business, socialising and shopping everyday. It is a dynamic European city centre. What does Church look like for these people? 'sanctus 1'A new expression of network Church based in Manchester City Centre. We are committed to a journey of exploration into worship, evangelism, friendship and Christian living. It is hoped that the Christian…

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The ‘E’ at the heart of emerging

date OCTOBER 10
date Paul Thomson (UK)

About 40 of us in late 70's (all teens) found Christ IN our housing estate in Aberdeen, Scotland - we grew up in - this was completely outside known perameters of 'mission' at the time... BEFORE we ever came near a CHURCH. No one ever told us about this incredible strange figure in that strange big book... WE stumbled on to him- it was OUR delicious secret - like finding ET in your kitchen, at the backside of the world -the estate was a terrifying place - many of us were beaten every week - day in day out by…

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