Ecclesiology

I can’t believe how long it has been since I have posted.  Since ordination in July it has been like jumping onto a moving conveyor belt – I keep running to keep up!  It has also been difficult as the new boy to do anything other than learn what is what.

I had a really good discussion this morning with a colleague.  We discussed the way The Church views itself as an institution and how we were more interested in the “ecclesia” we see in the bible – “the gathering”.  We have decided to foster a new church community that is less focussed on the buildings and more focussed on the community.  Exciting times as we try and find a non-“church” venue…

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8 Responses

  1. Yeah! Robb’s back! 🙂

  2. Wow – did you miss me 😀

  3. Course I missed you! But I appreciate you have important work to do…

  4. Yay! Glad to know you are alive and well, and your new ‘gathering’ sounds an inspired idea. Blessings to it and please post news of it when you can. 😆 Yes you were missed – what you have to say is worth hearing!

  5. If we can pull it off 😉 Hurdles to overcome. Institution to bang against 😀

  6. Hmm i find your idea interesting robb but i have a concern, is changing the venue away from a church building really the point or are you really trying to do something that will spread the gospel ie making jesus known and seeing lives transformed.

    Have you read Breakout by Mark Stibbe and Andrew Williams? If not read it, you may find some ideas for what you are trying to do.

  7. I haven’t read it but I will – thanks for the recommendation.

    It isn’t a particularly new idea. Wilkerson broke out of the church building decades ago.

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