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Burn your bridges

date OCTOBER 10
date Andrew Hamilton (Australia)

Lately I have been wondering if we will be a real church?... Our ‘church planting’ adventure has entered a new phase with our family this week moving into the community we are going to be a part of and beginning to grapple with what it means to be missionaries in this place. . During the week I also had two conversations with other local Christian groups that unsettled me, as they reminded me again of the shape we may be ‘expected’ to take as a church. I spoke to one group about a complex and courageous project they are looking to undertake in a nearby suburb…

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Mootstory

date OCTOBER 10
date Ian Mobsby (UK)

Moot began in January 2003 as 15 people from all over London, some who have been involved in alternative worship and other experimental forms of being church. We gathered at an old Church called St Matthews Westminster with a large sheet and a projector. From then til now we have been developing as a new emerging church spiritual community doing sundays evening alternative worship services and discussions during the week. We are now about 30 people and continuing to develop as a community. We are exploring ways of supporting one another and exploring how you do worship, mission and community…

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Having an open door : missional flatting

date OCTOBER 10
date Mark Grace (New Zealand)

On Saturday the 23rd of August Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship ran it’s first Missional Flatting workshop in New Zealand. Over four hours, 16 students from TSCF’S group at Massey University explored what a missional flat might look like with Michael Duncan who amongst other things, gives some of his time to the work of Tertiary Student Christian Fellowship. A missional flat is simply a community of students living in a flat who intentionally seek to live out and speak about the good news of Jesus Christ to those on their street. The workshop was broken into four sections. The first…

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