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
An Embodied Practice Of Dialogue As
Prophetic Ministry To Argument Culture
Location of Resistance and Transformation (Church In The Round)
Context Is Crucial
Contribution, Collaboration, Conversation
98% of Church Groups and Activities
The Moment is (a)Live
Interactive Church is an invitation and an opportunity
People bring their experience, insight, and perspective
Integrated Not Exceptional
Compliment Not Supplement
Methodists are built for it (DNA)
What we do doesn’t make disciples
It makes spectators of Spectacle
Not Warehouse but Journey
Not Encyclopedia but Web
3 months – 3 years – 3 decades
Interactive Church [powerpoint]