Emerging Missional Church

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Emerging Missional Church

  1. 1. emerging disciple-forming churches
  2. 2. What’s emerging?
  3. 4. choluteca river bridge after hurricane mitch, honduras, CA 1998
  4. 8. In your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect... 1 Peter 3:15-16
  5. 9. 2500+ BC Prehistoric World
  6. 10. 2500+ BC Prehistoric World
  7. 11. 2500 BC - 500 AD Ancient World 1 AD 500 BC 500 AD Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Hittite, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman empires
  8. 12. 2500 BC - 500 AD Ancient World 1 AD 500 BC 500 AD Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Hittite, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman empires
  9. 13. 2500 BC - 500 AD Ancient World 1 AD 500 BC 500 AD Medieval World 500 AD - 1500 AD 1500 AD Printing/Gutenberg Caravel/Transport Guns/Infantry/Artillery New Economy Copernicus/Galileo Reformation/Luther
  10. 14. 2500 BC - 500 AD Ancient World 1 AD 500 BC 500 AD Medieval World 500 AD - 1500 AD 1500 AD Printing/Gutenberg Caravel/Transport Guns/Infantry/Artillery Copernicus/Galileo Reformation/Luther
  11. 15. 1500 AD - 2000 AD Modern World 1750 AD 1500 AD 2000 AD Postmodern World 1950 AD - ??? Medieval World Print/Screen/Internet New Science New Weapons New Transportation New Economy New Spirituality
  12. 16. 1500 AD - 2000 AD Modern World 1750 AD 1500 AD 2000 AD Postmodern World 1950 AD - ??? Medieval World Print/Screen/Internet New Science New Weapons New Transportation New Economy New Spirituality
  13. 17. Some ways to think of the church that is emerging - As center a… a fringe a stage a n d a r a n g e.
  14. 18. a stage
  15. 19. Consider that we live in at least three worlds. Pre-modern world Non-modern world Modern world Emerging world NOW
  16. 20. Old Paradigm/ Model Early Transition Late Transition
  17. 21. Old Paradigm/ Model Early Transition Late Transition
  18. 22. Old Paradigm/ Model Early Transition Late Transition New Paradigm/ Model
  19. 23. Old Paradigm/ Model Early Transition Late Transition New Paradigm/ Model
  20. 24. The Churches We Know The Churches that are emerging The Churches of Tomorrow
  21. 25. The Churches We Know The Churches that are emerging The Churches of Tomorrow The Churches We Love and Respect
  22. 26. As center
  23. 27. Liturgical Charismatic Social Action Evangelical
  24. 28. a fringe
  25. 29. Is this “the emerging church?” A new “slice of the pie?” catholic Anglican baptist pentecostal
  26. 30. Or are these the churches that are emerging ? A new ring on the tree… catholic reformed baptist pentecostal
  27. 31. Or are both forms of the church that is emerging? How will they relate? catholic reformed baptist pentecostal
  28. 32. a r a n g e.
  29. 33. DEEP ECCLES IOLOGY Eastern Orthodox Roman Catholic Anglo-Catholic Anglican Lutheran Presbyterian Methodist Baptist Pentecostal House, Cell, Storefront Micro, quantum, liquid, ghost, ephemeral, unconscious, etc .
  30. 34. DEEP ECCLES IOLOGY Eastern Orthodox Roman Catholic Anglo-Catholic Anglican Lutheran Presbyterian Methodist Baptist Pentecostal House, Cell, Storefront Micro, quantum, liquid, ghost, ephemeral, unconscious, etc . NOTE: Protestant History - Downward Expansion Power becomes more widely distributed; control is increasingly limited.
  31. 35. DEEP ECCLES IOLOGY Eastern Orthodox Roman Catholic Anglo-Catholic Anglican Lutheran Presbyterian Methodist Baptist Pentecostal House, Cell, Storefront Micro, quantum, liquid, ghost, ephemeral, unconscious, etc . QUESTION: What happens when various levels learn from one another? What happens when people inhabit various levels at once?
  32. 36. DEEP ECCLES IOLOGY EARLY HOUSE CHURCHES JESUS AND DISCIPLES … ITINERANT COMMUNITY NOTE: THE EARLY CHURCH BEGAN AT THE BOTTOM AND EXPANDED UPWARD OVER 3 CENTURIES …
  33. 37. DEEP ECCLES IOLOGY Eastern Orthodox Roman Catholic Anglo-Catholic Anglican Lutheran Presbyterian Methodist Baptist Pentecostal House, Cell, Storefront Micro, quantum, liquid, ghost, ephemeral, unconscious, etc . PERHAPS GOD’S GOAL IS DIVERSIFICATION - NOT DIVISION NOT UNIFORMITY BUT FLEXIBILITY FOR MISSION
  34. 38. emergence and convergence
  35. 39. Modern Crisis Medieval church Conservative way Liberal way from Nancey Murphy, “Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism”
  36. 40. Modern Crisis Medieval church from Nancey Murphy, “Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism” “ evangelical” “ mainline”
  37. 41. Modern Crisis Medieval church Conservative way Liberal way Increasing Polarization
  38. 42. Modern Crisis Medieval church Conservative way Liberal way Increasing Polarization
  39. 43. Modern Crisis Medieval church Conservative way Liberal way Postmodern Interruption The Post-Liberal, Post-Evangelical Convergence
  40. 44. A Generous Orthodoxy? A Missional Church? Modern Crisis Conservative way Liberal way
  41. 45. Modern Crisis Conservative way Liberal way
  42. 46. What will happen?
  43. 47. What will you and I do?

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