The future of the church is not a stage show. The performance oriented, pre-scripted, uni-directional spectacle that creates spectators instead of participants will fade away. It doesn’t fit the interactive, de-centered, and democratized society that we live in.
This 10 min video is for a seminary class that is coming to visit my church today to see how we do Church 2.0 (or interactive, participatory, church in the round, etc.)
The former video that covered this material (Church Present & (near) Future) has been very popular while I was away. I have received several requests to redo it with a better mic.
Topics covered include: emergent thought, church as google, and Web 1.0 – among others
Let me know your thoughts or questions
February 24, 2018 at 4:54 am
Earlier today, I was listening to a conversation at Portland Seminary, where I both work part time and am a current Mdiv student. In that conversation, Dr. Woodley mentioned you and Church 2.0, so I looked you up. I have stepped away from my previous church (for a number of reasons) and am co-leading a small group of Jesus followers who also stepped away from that same, what would be considered a mega-church. We meet weekly in a home and gather for worship and fellowship. I help host a space where the Spirit has freedom to speak and move, and where those present are learning to listen both to God and one another, and then follow where God leads. I’d love to better understand what hosting looks like in your context. Any help or insight you could provide would be appreciated.
February 24, 2018 at 7:11 pm
So good to hear from you. I am really interested in comparing notes. Over the years I have led small groups and even been a part of a ‘cell church’ that was based on home groups. I have picked up some tricks over the years. I am currently working to write some of the ways we facilitate conversation and create space. I’ll let ya know as that comes together.