i'm always interested to see what is going on elsewhere in the world particular in contexts where there are similarities to our own - shifts in culture, decline in church attendance, new interest in applying an approach from contextual mission. so it's good to track a little bit wat is happening in south australia and it mainly comes to me via steve taylor who is such a prolific blogger at the moment. a new course has started inspired by and using some of the material from mission shaped ministry which has around 45 people signed up which sounds great.
anyway all this is by way of saying that the worship at their last session involved people texting words that captured the changes in culture they perceived and then using the trailer for 'up' and it's balloons and putting those words and a mix of scriptures on mission in or on the balloons. i'll let steve explain
As Jesus breathed on the disciples in the sending of the Spirit (John 20), so the invitation is to pray by breathing on our world, to blow up the balloon, praying for the mission of God in our changing world... [and] ...As Jesus breathed on the disciples in the sending of the Spirit (John 20:21-23), so we are to breathe thanks, to blow up the balloon, thankful for the mission of God in which we participate.