the emerging church
movement
a social movement that promotes change. 1
1 (Harper & Leicht, 2011).
https://www.youtube.com/...
history
● In the mid-1990s
● At a conference for churches
● Discussion about reaching the current generation with their me...
three categories of
emergent church 1
Reconstructionist
Interested in:
evangelical theology
informal churches
organic chur...
Aware of the issues
#1 - The New Exodus
"Six in 10 young people will leave
the church permanently or for an
extended perio...
Concerned with the idea of young people leaving the
church in great numbers. Church organizations, across the
nation, find...
I chose this movement:
To help future generations
understand their faith
To make myself aware of the social
issues within ...
additional issues -
the movement:
Highlights
Forgiveness, love, creativity, blessings, messages are
geared toward life exp...
my connection
I used to work for a relevant church model.
I would categorize myself as a
reconstructionist.
They tried too...
personal beliefs
1 (Driscoll, 2006)
CHURCH AS A SHOW
CHURCH AS COMMUNITY
CHURCH AS A BUSINESS
● The cultural context is in...
personal beliefs continued...
Surface community -
surface issues, feel good conversations,
unchallenging relationships.
Ch...
I hope to change
community
● Bring generations together
● See a diversity of people
● A place people can be real with each...
Organization
Speakers
Pastors, evangelist, missionaries
and writers
Leadership teams
church council, pastoral staff,
board...
current involvement
Community Organizer
observer
advocate
informer
believer
future involvement
Speaker and Movement Leader
speaker
organizer
analyzer
Action plan
Communicate blog
write a book
Locate church
communication
outlets
Micro blog
Action plan
continued...
Act
find an acting
reconstructionist
community
organize on
social media
meetings, letter
writing,...
Action plan
continued...
Develop
PLACES
WHERE
PEOPLE CAN
HAVE TRUE
COMMUNITY
PEOPLE
THAT KNOW
WHY WE
STRIVE FOR
TRUE
COMMU...
i envision
community invested in one another
● A community where young and old are the example of
● Jesus Christ to the Ea...
i envision
culture renewed
● Church leaders as facilitators instead of supreme spiritual authority of the church. They act...
Allowing the Church to Emerge
Realize the Church is living organism
GROWS
DEVELOPS
ADAPTS TO CULTURE
THE CHURCH HAS A PURP...
cite page
Driscoll, M. (n.d.). A pastoral perspective on the emergent church. (2006). Criswell Theological
Review, 3(2), 8...
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Project that shows my interest in separating Church leaders from interfering with State legislation. The church needs to be redesigned to be more Christ centered and not rule and law centered.

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  1. 1. the emerging church movement a social movement that promotes change. 1 1 (Harper & Leicht, 2011). https://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=Wf79xW6RAh4
  2. 2. history ● In the mid-1990s ● At a conference for churches ● Discussion about reaching the current generation with their message ● Conversation changed to identifying problems with the current structure of the church. ● Ended with envisioning themselves as a church in an emerging postmodern culture. "The general consensus among us was that a transition within the Church was taking place...Out of that conference a small team was formed to continue conversing about postmodernism and the overarching concern of what mission work would look like in the United States, including the implications for how theology and church are done" (Driscoll, 2006) From those conversations, three factions formed: Relevants, Reconstructionist, and Revisionist
  3. 3. three categories of emergent church 1 Reconstructionist Interested in: evangelical theology informal churches organic churches Not interested in: current models of church structure 1 (Driscoll, 2006) Relevants Interested in: updating worship services updating preaching styles updating leadership structures conservative theology Not interested in: reshaping theology traditional worship services ideas of new ways to heaven Revisionist Interested in: challenging key evangelical theology liberal theology critiquing the appropriateness of some theology for the postmodern world. Not interested in: traditional theology
  4. 4. Aware of the issues #1 - The New Exodus "Six in 10 young people will leave the church permanently or for an extended period starting at age 15, according to new research by the Barna Group".1 1. (Reed and Kinnaman, 2012) why are they leaving? isolation from culture shallow & boring anti- science sex exclusive doubters
  5. 5. Concerned with the idea of young people leaving the church in great numbers. Church organizations, across the nation, find innovative ways to communicate the message of Jesus to this generation. response to the issue VS Traditional Emergent
  6. 6. I chose this movement: To help future generations understand their faith To make myself aware of the social issues within this movement To make people aware of the issues
  7. 7. additional issues - the movement: Highlights Forgiveness, love, creativity, blessings, messages are geared toward life experiences, a new theology (postmodern). Suppresses Sin talk, consequences of sin, hell or heaven, Jesus as the only way to God, churches involvement in traditional conservative social issues (like abortion or marriage). Opposes Some oppose hell as a destination after death, oppose traditionalism, ideas of exclusivity of the church. Click the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf79xW6RAh4
  8. 8. my connection I used to work for a relevant church model. I would categorize myself as a reconstructionist. They tried too hard to be relevant, they lost people They had a misguided approach to fighting human rights issues - focusing energies by taking political stands instead of reaching out to teach church people about their religion in action. The church organization is supposed to equip the church people for works of service. Instead, churches are becoming a service of works for church people. Frustrated at the current church model Would like to see a REAL community based church model. Like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJP35eEKGls
  9. 9. personal beliefs 1 (Driscoll, 2006) CHURCH AS A SHOW CHURCH AS COMMUNITY CHURCH AS A BUSINESS ● The cultural context is in transition from modern to postmodern. ● A culture war is being fought to regain a lost position of privilege in culture. ● Pastors are CEOs running businesses that market spiritual goods and services to customers. ● Church services use 1980s and 1990s pop culture such as acoustic guitars and drama in an effort to attract non-Christian seekers. ● Missions is a church department organizing overseas trips and funding. The current church structure is a model of: Church should be a place of community as described by Ephesians 6:12- 16 1
  10. 10. personal beliefs continued... Surface community - surface issues, feel good conversations, unchallenging relationships. Chaos community- the place we keep our secrets, our burdens, and accountability of our faith from each other. Real community - Community that is invested, forgiving, and maintains a interconnectedness of trust. Take the Dive Break through the chaos
  11. 11. I hope to change community ● Bring generations together ● See a diversity of people ● A place people can be real with each other ● Church as a living organism not organization of people. culture ● Church leaders as facilitators instead of supreme spiritual authority ● Congregants as active agents ● Wide acceptance of people and diverse backgrounds ● Inclusive religion. issues ● The message of Jesus first ● Separate conservatism from Christianity ● Teach - Jesus solves all social issues goals ● Close the gap between Reconstructionist and Relevants ● Dive into true community with friends ● See Jesus first, practiced in churches ● See the end of conservatism in the church
  12. 12. Organization Speakers Pastors, evangelist, missionaries and writers Leadership teams church council, pastoral staff, board members, lay pastors and leaders Community church member, visitors and believers
  13. 13. current involvement Community Organizer observer advocate informer believer
  14. 14. future involvement Speaker and Movement Leader speaker organizer analyzer
  15. 15. Action plan Communicate blog write a book Locate church communication outlets Micro blog
  16. 16. Action plan continued... Act find an acting reconstructionist community organize on social media meetings, letter writing, media spots
  17. 17. Action plan continued... Develop PLACES WHERE PEOPLE CAN HAVE TRUE COMMUNITY PEOPLE THAT KNOW WHY WE STRIVE FOR TRUE COMMUNITY MESSAGE THROUGH DIALOGUE AND COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE BIBLE IDENTITY IDENTIFY OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS & SEPARATE CONSERVATISM FROM CHRISTIANITY
  18. 18. i envision community invested in one another ● A community where young and old are the example of ● Jesus Christ to the Earth ● A Community of diverse people working to make God famous ● A place people can be real with each other . issues reexamined ● Believers who understand that Jesus didn't come to rid the world of non- conservative values, He came to bring hope, mercy and grace. His message is simply that of deep love. ● People would be looked at as the church and not just church attenders
  19. 19. i envision culture renewed ● Church leaders as facilitators instead of supreme spiritual authority of the church. They act as studied individuals of the bible. They help start questions and don't end them. ● Congregants as active agents of the gospel. ● The Christian culture as diverse in understanding ● Wide acceptance of people and diverse backgrounds ● Inclusive religion is preached, as we are the only religion that requires people to just believe. Other religions require good behavior, sacraments and deep understanding. goals fulfilled ● Relevants would cease their cool church approach and realize that people are seeking something real. Church structure must change and be reconstructed to allow true community ● People who are willing to open their lives and secrets to one another and dive into Chaos community. ● See Jesus first, practiced in churches ● Show the world the church is not supperior to them but is here to serve them.
  20. 20. Allowing the Church to Emerge Realize the Church is living organism GROWS DEVELOPS ADAPTS TO CULTURE THE CHURCH HAS A PURPOSE
  21. 21. cite page Driscoll, M. (n.d.). A pastoral perspective on the emergent church. (2006). Criswell Theological Review, 3(2), 87-93. Retrieved from http://bobfranquiz.typepad. com/bobfranquizcom/files/32_apastoralperspectiveontheemergentchurchdriscoll.PDF Harper, C. L., & Leicht, K. (2011). Exploring social change: America and the world. (sixth ed., pp. 143- 145). Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education. Reed, E. and Kinnaman. (2012, January 23). Six reasons young people leave the church. Christianity Today: Leadership Journal , 2012(Winter), 1-2. Retrieved from http://www.christianitytoday. com/le/2012/winter/youngleavechurch.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Wf79xW6RAh4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf79xW6RAh4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJP35eEKGls http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%204:12-16&version=NIRV

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