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john

hey jonny

great meeting you at the emergent convention
glad you got a chance to read about Solomons Porch and were able to get over to Nashville.

ben bell

It’s really inspiring to hear about these communities and I’m intrigued to know who puts up the cash for them? Or to put it another way, how is their community life organised to enable the rent of spaces, providing of meals and technology etc? a practical question about what seem to be very practical expressions of church – let’s pray for more.

jonny

john good meeting you. sounds a great community to be part of...
ben i don't know the answer to that! but i think when these missional communities are getting started in the uk and aus/nz they are often led by people working part time and doing the mission stuff part time? maybe as it grows things change...

Javier

Hey Jonny,
I ment to meet you in Nashville, but I didn't make it to alot of the sessions...I am glad that you liked the SP book, it was great fun to be a part of it.

Ben, the startup money for Solomon's Porch came from the Evangelical Covenant Church. They are great people who let us do pretty much whatever we wanted. The money was for our first 3 years, and right now we are totally self sufficient which provides us with money for rental of space and paying staff.
The meals that we share together are the responsibility of the person hosting it. It becomes a part of how we share life and resources with each other...

If you guys are ever in Minneapolis, come on over....

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