Posts Tagged "Church 2.0"


Interactive Church

Interactive Church


Posted By on Sep 15, 2018

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,...

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4 Kinds of Questions at Church


Posted By on Jun 19, 2018

We are becoming a conversation community at Vermont Hills. Interactive church is both challenging and rewarding. Facilitating conversational community is not difficult and bears great fruit. [youtube id=”WvKxF5jvBhs”] Here is a short video about the 4 kinds of questions that seem to work well. 4 Kinds of Questions: 1) Ice-Breaker 2) Feedback 3) What Did You Hear? 4) Bull In The...

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Why Do Church This Way?

Why Do Church This Way?


Posted By on Apr 6, 2018

Culture is always changing. Life changes. The way we do church is changing as well. For more: Interactive Church [link]  We are working on something called  ‘Church 2.0’  or ‘ChurchNext’. A little history about different ways the church has looked in different eras: During the middle-ages it was primarily through sacrament. 500 years ago the Protestant Reformation made it more about preaching. Lately, music has...

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Five Favorite Ideas


Posted By on Apr 5, 2018

From April 8 – May 6 Sunday School is going to become a workshop and think-tank. I am bringing 5 of my favorite ideas to see how they might look at Vermont Hills. The first idea is ‘ChurchNext’. We are going through something in the 21st century that is even bigger than the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago. Many people want to ignore it in the hopes that it will go away – others want to tweak or make slight...

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Changes To Church


Posted By on Mar 3, 2018

Earlier this month I responded to a survey being done by a grad student about new worship communities and churches in revitalization. Below are some of my responses to the 3 questions – and here is a 10 min video with some pictures spliced for illustration. [youtube id=”89F6NJngc54″] 1.What innovative practices set your faith community apart? Vermont Hills UMC is attempting a hybrid expression that combines two very...

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