Monday, January 12, 2009

Houston

The seminar this week is over Evangelism. The first day is going pretty good. Jeff (one of my Covenant Group friends from Tyler) was a presenter over new church starts. It was fun listening to him. And as I listen to some of my fellow students, they are all commenting about what a great job he did. So....whay to go, Jeff!!

Most of the books assigned by our professors are all over "Emergent" churches. I kind of wish they would have consulted each other and given us a few different perspectives. Ah, well...

Don't get me wrong, I love the concept of emergent churches. However, not all of us are at a point in our lives where we can be a part of that movement and could have used a few pointers in our current ministry situations.

2 comments:

The Thief said...

I understand the frustration of wanting some different perspectives. I know I've been in (two) churches where they are at least 2 movements (and 2 generations) behind the curve, and it just made me sad when I saw what other churches were doing, when I knew we couldn't.

What you can do is evaluate the emerging ideas and see what might work in your setting.

Rev.Dulce said...

True and I have been fascinated by the Emergent movement. I'm not sure how one can make the lateral movement as a Methodist pastor but getting ideas from the movement is a good idea.

I was just objecting to having to read twenty books in a two month period over the same subject.