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Sarah is seeking ways to run a church.

date OCTOBER 10
date SARAH (Hawaii)

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?Sarah, from Hawaii currently living in Cali, I am a Salvation Army officer in training. Which means in a year and a half I will be a pastor in the Salvation Army, I am currently in my first year of seminary. Can I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?I will take a chai tea please, thank you very much. Would you like a…

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Emerging Church a personal story

date OCTOBER 10
date Steve Hollinghurst (UK)

My early Christian years where spent in a middle of the road Anglican Church and thinking Vineyard was the best thing since sliced bread. Prior to this I was into what would now be called ‘New Age’ in a big way. In 1990 my wife and I moved to Inner City Nottingham as youth evangelists. Having done youth work in leafy Sussex this was, shall we say, a shock. It didn’t take long to realise that the teens and twenties we worked with were cultural light years from any expression of church we’d come across. Something new was needed and…

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Places of peace

date OCTOBER 10
date Mark Berry (UK)

Eighteen months ago I began ministry as Mursley Deanery Youth Worker, part of the role was to experiment with new ways of being Church with young people, from this aim has grown a Mission project known as GROWproject. The vision of the project reflects a belief that Church, as an institution is not accessible for many people who have no grounding in religious/Christian culture. Therefore the Anglican Communion needs to engage in releasing people to grow church from their own culture and with a language and symbols that reflect their own spiritual stories and God experiences. I once heard Mike…

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