Thursday, September 03, 2009

missional cyber book club anyone?

So I sat with a pastor today. Wanting to keep thinking, in a relational way. Surrounded by post-grad options, but none really itching – too detached, not contextual enough – and with no real need for qualifications upgrade. Mostly just wanting some missional travelling companions.

Suddenly I got a spark …. how about a missional cyber book club ….

A yearly commitment, renewable annually.
At the start/end of the year, the group generates 12 books for the year ahead.
They commit to read a book a month.
They commit to take turns at being a conversation starter (generating a set of questions that helps the group talk) and a conversation keeper, someone to watch the conversation on behalf of the whole group.
They commit to provide a description of their context (replacing real-time cues).
They commit to Skype regularly, monthly, for an hour, on the book.

Simple really. Anything like this out there? Or am I a self-starter on this one? If so, I’m looking for 12 punters, willing to have a crack with me.

Posted by steve at 12:12 AM


  1. Well that would be cheaper than Masters so I would be in

    Comment by Jo Wall — September 3, 2009 @ 8:57 am

  2. Steve, I’m interested! Next year I’m up to my thesis stuff so will be reading a bit anyway. I suspect, what we read will fit into the thesis some where.


    Comment by Chris McLeod — September 3, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

  3. I’m interested–if you could tolerate a Californian. I’m doing missional church work with Al Roxburgh and Mark Lau Branson at Fuller.

    Comment by Josh Rowley — September 3, 2009 @ 4:39 pm

  4. “May my ministry humanize” means: ???

    Comment by Ingrid — September 3, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

  5. Ingrid,

    I presume you’re referring to the “TWEET TWEET” comment on the side of the blog. It was a prayer that I wrote to God. Since I pray to God (even though they appear in a public place) I have decided not to answer your question.


    Comment by steve — September 3, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

  6. Sounds great

    I have been a silent reader of your blog up in the Eastcoast Bays of the Northshore for a couple of years and have been pushed in my thinking in a number of directions.
    Keen to be involved in such a missional reading group outlined in your post

    Comment by Allan Murray — September 8, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

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