Sunday, January 22, 2006

emerging church postcards : Canada2


For words about the image : birth : values : music: mission

Words about the image; This picture is of one of the worship stations we had set up for a series on the scriptures. You can see all the stations and get a quick descriptor and picure on each here. ( is an open source ministry resource site that we’re launching in february).

How were you as an emerging community birthed?; I read your book earlier this year. I was encouraged, stretched, intrigued and inspired to dream up my own ‘postcards’. I approached the Senior Leadership team at my church asking them to give this new initiative a whirl. They took a chance and the rest is history…

What do you as an emerging community value?; It can be summed up in our manifesto: Where we live almost everything is pre-packaged, revised and tidied up for us. Participants by default, we exist under imposed sterile conclusions and the spiritual journey of deciphering truth becomes pointless.

Enter: (un’ed.i.ted spirituality).

A gathering where we can discover for ourselves, question without penalty, and fully experience the journey of truth.

Join the dialogue.

What music track sums up your year?; The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash. (Everything we do points back to Jesus.)

What was your best mission moment in 05?; During a series on homosexuality, we spent an entire night in an interview then Q&A with a 50 year old in our community who has ‘struggled’ with his homosexuality since 8 years of age. You could cut the tension in the room with a knife. Some walked away from the night shaking their fists, others with more questions, still others with a better educated (and perhaps Spirit-led) viewpoint on the issue(s).

Want to e-visit this emerging church group?

Want to see a postcard from your emerging church group?

Want to see the whole set of postcards?

Posted by steve at 09:57 PM

1 Comment

  1. Yay, for my buddy Joe Manafo and his work in Calgary!!!

    I can hear the chanting… “Canada, Canada, Canada!!!”

    Comment by Pernell — January 23, 2006 @ 6:08 am

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