Interactive Church


I had the opportunity earlier this week to be with leaders who are doing innovative things in their communities and ministry settings.

I got to talk about ‘why we do church this way’. I love to think through how to do and be church in the 21st century. I like to call it ‘a liturgy of listening and learning’.

Interactive church brings together the best of constructive approaches, emergent thought, church 2.0, and church as google. It is not top-down and heavy-handed in a prescriptive way, it is open-minded and open-ended.

Here is the link the podcast audio: http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/interactive-church/

Below are my notes if you want to follow along – and at the bottom is the powerpoint

feel free to comment here or email me at VHUMCpastor@gmail.com

 

Interactive Church

An Embodied Practice Of Dialogue As

Prophetic Ministry To Argument Culture

 

Location of Resistance and Transformation  (Church In The Round)

 

Context Is Crucial

Interactive Society

Contribution, Collaboration, Conversation

98% of Church Groups and Activities

Except …

 

The Moment is (a)Live

Web 1.0

Web 2.0

Interactive Church is an invitation and an opportunity

People bring their experience, insight, and perspective

Integrated Not Exceptional

Compliment Not Supplement

 

Positive

Methodists are built for it (DNA)

Small Groups

Wesleyan Quad

Communal Discernment

 

Negative

What we do doesn’t make disciples

It makes spectators of Spectacle

Pre-scribed

Re-hearsed

 

 

Church As Search Engine

Not Warehouse but Journey

Not Encyclopedia but Web

Different Metrics

3 months – 3 years – 3 decades

 

Interactive Church [powerpoint]

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