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. (thinkerlabs.ca 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).
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