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Modern church news aggregator

September 26, 2008

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Checkout the headlines from 80 blogs all on one page. “All the top modern church news.” ” …covering a range of topics from emerging church issues to new technology. The focus is on missional churches and progressive perspectives. http://church.alltop.com/

Excellent quotes on institutional church

September 25, 2008

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From Frank Viola Experience supplies painful proof that traditions once called into being are first called useful, then they become necessary. At last they are too often made idols, and all must bow down to them or be punished. J. C. Ryle I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us. […]

Different ways to be together

September 20, 2008

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“Have you ever pondered, in those moments in church when your mind starts to wander, that almost all of the hundreds or thousands of church ‘services’ you have attended have been almost exactly the same? I don’t mean in the topics addressed, or in the effect upon you personally. I mean in form. This is […]

How to Create Compelling Environments

September 18, 2008

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“Create spaces for people to be free in worship. Open areas throughout the meeting area invite people to spend time in reflection and contemplation. A few throw pillows scattered around enhance this. Low tables can be used to create altar space throughout the room. In order to broaden the sensory experience of worship, place burning […]

NeueMinistry.com ministry resource site

September 18, 2008

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Neue (pronounced “new”) is a creative resource and collaborative community focused specifically on the issues, challenges and opportunities facing emerging ministry leaders. NeueMinistry.com will help equip you with practical ideas, fresh resources, and engaging articles by ministry leaders just like you–it will also give you a place to share ideas, add your voice to the […]

Missional Church – What is it?

September 18, 2008

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Characteristics of the Missional Church: 1. A missional church primarily understands the centrality of the gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-4; 2:2; Gal. 6:14). Man was created in the image of God. Adam disobeyed God and his sin has affected all of mankind. Christ’s sacrificial atonement is the only way of redemption and reconciliation to God. This […]

AlternativeWorship.org

September 18, 2008

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“I wrote this guide for anyone who is interested in alternative worship, but who hasn’t tried doing it before. You may have visited a service which was described as ‘alternative worship’. If so, this guide may give you some idea whether that description was accurate or helpful. When groups of people start doing alternative worship, […]