it's been a while since the last alt worship gathering (other than the annual zoo at greenbelt each year). the context has changed - both the culture and church have been morphing in significant ways. emerging church has become the term to describe a lot of the new mission practices taking place - it's a broader more inclusive term (at least at the moment). fresh expressions is the anglican speak for it. there's a good short reflection on the difference here. so maybe it's time to meet up, talk, reflect and try and get a communal sense of what the future might look like and what the Spirit may be beckoning us on to in the uk. the gathering is deliberately fudging the edges - so whether you are alt or emerging you are welcome to attend. it is for those who are actively involved not just interested in the intellectual side of the debate. i'm looking forward to it - it's in the diary. details below. places are limited to 100 so book early... the price doesn't include accomodation.
National Gathering, Manchester, 24-26 February 2006
A unique national gathering for those actively involved in emerging / alt worship expressions within the United Kingdom.
The weekend will be interactive, aiming to be a catalyst where the focus will revolve around:
Networking - providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and practices, encouraging collaboration and learning from one another.
Understanding - reflecting theologically where we are at, where we have come from and mapping a possible future.
Mission - examining cultural practices and considering how the movement may be of greater significance to those around.
The weekend will run from Friday 8 pm through to Sunday 1.30 (there is an optional lunch 1.30 – 3.30).
Cost: £40 (not including meals)
Places limited to 100 so please book early.
The weekend has been planned by a group from various emerging / alt worship expressions who thought it was about time there was a get together.
If you are interested in going please email [email protected] for booking info/details