Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Launch...

Hi! A few of us have been talking about starting an Emergent Cohort in Broward County. There are almost ninety cohorts around the US and in other countries, and five in Florida. But none so far in Broward, a diverse community of 1.8 million people. Some of us have been growing impatient in our spiritual journey. Some have recently graduated seminary and are now doing "simple church." Some have been devouring books that resonate with our, "disillusionment and disenfranchisement by the conventional ecclesial institutions of the late 20th century." Some of these books are linked on the left side of this blog under Emerging Conversation. Some of us are finding new ways to be "missional" in our service to others. We have been having spirited, relevant conversations about the Kingdom of God in our own lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the world. And we have realized we have more and more complex questions than we have simple answers. We are finding that in His steadfast love, God is full of surprises.

We all share the dream of Emergent Village, http://www.emergentvillage.com/ "...to join in the activity of God in the world wherever we are able, partnering with God as God’s dreams for our world come true. In the process, the world can be healed and changed, and so can we."

This post is to start the conversation in Broward. We invite you to comment, or contact me through our Meetup Group http://emergentchristian.meetup.com/29/ and share your thoughts about this cohort. Are you interested in joining the dialogue? What topics should we discuss? When and where should we meet? How often? Do you have suggestions for this blog? (this is my first attempt, and I can use the help :^)

I look forward to hearing from friends, and meeting new friends along the Way.

Peace,

Steve

2 comments:

Robin S. Martin Jr. said...

It has been a wonderful journey to walk with you in Christ. I look forward to our exciting adventures in emergent conversations...

Joe G. said...

Well Said. I wish you the best with the Broward Cohort.