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Cause, Commitment, Journey

date OCTOBER 10
date ATHSTA (SYDNEY)

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?My name is Athsta from Sydney Australia currently work at a rehab. Can I get you a drink? Cappuccino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale...?Coke Zero thanks. Would you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?No thanks. So, if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently involved with in one sentence, what would that sentence be?Mega Church? Very limited!!! Are you an instigator? /…

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From non-church to emerging church?

date OCTOBER 10
date Lowell Sheppard (Nagoya, Japan)

Lowell Sheppard is an author and minister who has found himself living in Nagoya, Japan – via Mexico, the Balkans and the UK. Along the way he has been the UK Director of Youth For Christ, founded the Whose Earth Initiative and is currently Asia Director of HOPE International Development Agency. He’s also found time to write eight books and a host of magazine articles. His book ‘Chasing the Cherry Blossom’ explored the Japanese ‘non-church movement’ – an approach to church which some Christians may find has resonances with the emerging church in the west. Eager to gain a non-western…

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Experiencing God, struggling together

date OCTOBER 10
date Revolution (Inverness UK)

RICHARD: Can you give a bit of background as to how Revolution started and why? DAVE: It pretty much stemmed out of relationships really I think because we have a project called Street Base, which is doing work with people in schools, like revision. Street Space is where we are telling them about Jesus, where they are, and from existing relationships. We’ve got a Rock Solid group going there and we saw the fruit from that. We didn’t know where to place the young people because they didn’t fit into the convention of churches, these are un-churched kids. LINDSEY: The church in Inverness…

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