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Heba Church Leadership & Culture


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Heba Church Leadership & Culture

  1. 1. Introduction Session I •My background •My brief •Outline of sessions Thursday, February 12, 2009
  2. 2. Market, Medium & Message Leading in our Emerging Culture Thursday, February 12, 2009
  3. 3. Marketplace Spaces and places Thursday, February 12, 2009
  4. 4. Are all spaces equal? Joe Myers, “Search to belong” Public, Social, Private, Intimate space Belonging progressions Implications But are all spaces equal? E.G Starbucks, waterskiing Think through theologically and biblically Thursday, February 12, 2009
  5. 5. Mediums/Media Ways we communicate Thursday, February 12, 2009
  6. 6. New media metaphors Are all new metaphors valid? Medium is the message: organic, participation etc How do we chose/evaluate? Canonical Linguistic vs Social Linguistic Wolves, Starfish & Spiders Thursday, February 12, 2009
  7. 7. Message What we communicate Thursday, February 12, 2009
  8. 8. Examples Believe - Do - Feel vs Feel - Do - Believe Cosmic Child Abuse Holistic Gospel: mission of God What kind of church introduces and trains people into the mission of God Thursday, February 12, 2009
  9. 9. In practice What does that look like? Thursday, February 12, 2009
  10. 10. Problem? We can do all that, yet.... People won’t convert, exchange realities for Jesus Why? Consumerism as religion...session II Thursday, February 12, 2009
  11. 11. Session II Consumerism as religion Christian identity and formation in an agnostic world Thursday, February 12, 2009
  12. 12. Nature of the religion Separation of beliefs from Practice: commodification Privatisation of faith: secularism, perverted liturgies Battle of wills: agency Location of identity: giveness/ ontology Why/How?: Misplaced desire Thursday, February 12, 2009
  13. 13. Implications for church? Bricolage: shallow vs control vs deep Reflective practice Cruciform identities vs Private God spaces Blue print ecclesiologies: idealisations What’s right with church?: pathologies Institutional imaginings: enemies of good practice? Real revolutions: consuming mission? Thursday, February 12, 2009
  14. 14. Liturgical Ironies The vineyard pastor and the anglican priest We are all liturgical Consumerism trains us, self enforced practices What kind of liturgy, not if we have liturgies Ascesis: church as schools/habitats for training of the heart, body and mind in Christian identity Thursday, February 12, 2009
  15. 15. Possibilities for Liturgy The Story: retelling, reliving, locating identity Reconnect beliefs to practices vs pick and mix Mundane & Ordinary: different shape to the year Formation beyond propositions: aesthetics & ascesis Thursday, February 12, 2009
  16. 16. Flow - liturgy in practice Background: lack of time in Christian formation Mission into own life: fit life into faith Three elements: Knowing Doing Being Thursday, February 12, 2009
  17. 17. Flow - in practice Time: 6 weeks, 40 days Daily: prayers, reflection, learning Celebrating together: meals weekly Training/Coaching: sunday lunches Telling: sundays sharing publicly Stories Thursday, February 12, 2009
  18. 18. Flow - in practice Outcomes: Public Habits Identity Connecting church/others/ self with formation Thursday, February 12, 2009
  19. 19. Contact Thursday, February 12, 2009