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Debra has no idea what she is doing

date OCTOBER 10
date DEBRA (New Jersey)

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 Debra. Currently I live in Cape May County, New Jersey – but I was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, have lived in Decorah, Iowa; Boston, Massachusetts; Brookline, Massachusetts, Newton Center, Massachusetts; Elgin, Illinois; Lake Bluff, Illinois; Mount Prospect, Illinois; and Countryside, Illinois. I’m an Episcopal priest – serving as the Vicar of a small mission and the Assistant to the Rector of a medium-sized church. Can I get you…

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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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