In this simple post, Brian McLaren drew my attention to a conference being held by the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, titled – Emerging Church New Starts: Where do you begin?
As a United Methodist, I think that this is a sign of hope within the denomination. This seems to be an intentional effort to not only start new congregations, but to do so in a way that addresses realities of culture today. Personally, I have interest in both the emerging movement within mainline denominations and new church starts and may be interested in a quick trip to Atlanta for this opportunity. What do you think?
- Is an “emerging church” start different than any other new congregation? If so, what are some distinct characteristics? If not, why not?