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					last week . . .


Week 1




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a definition

“A fresh expression is a form of
church for our changing culture
established primarily for the
benefit of people who are not
yet members of any church.”



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mixed economy -
a both/and church
      continue to grow and develop
      the church as it is


      establish fresh expressions
      of church



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last week . . .

•   Mission- Shaped Church report
•   Fresh expressions of church and a “mixed-
    economy” church
•   Changes in society means changing the way we do
    church
•   Our understanding of God and Christ shapes our
    understanding of mission, which impacts how we do
    church
•   “Mission is seeing what God is doing in the world
    and joining in”
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worship


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Two aspects of culture . . . and
what the church can do




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a story from Hereford




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culture


Culture is ‘the set of distinctive spiritual,
material, intellectual and emotional features
of society or a social group [which]
encompasses - in addition to art and
literature - lifestyles, ways of living together,
value systems, traditions and beliefs.’
UNESCO


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 culture




Culture is ‘the way we
do things round here’
Archbishop Derek Worlock


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consumerism




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culture - friend or foe?




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culture - friend or foe?


• Consumerism has brought choice


• Where has all this choice come from?


• How does it affect the church?




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consumerism - a quick history

• 1960’s - 2,000 product lines

• 2000’s - 22,000 product lines




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consumerism

              • an ethic of choice…

              • ‘it’s up to you’...

              • be your own person…




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 consumerism and the church

Just then his disciples
came. They were
astonished that he was
speaking with a woman,
but no one said, "What
do you want?" or "Why
are you talking with
her?“
John 4.27
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To discuss . . .


• What aspects of consumerism should
  Christians challenge?
• What aspects can we work with?
• What new things could we do in response?




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    Is there any good news?


• Offering a course on
       Christian Spirituality at a
       local community college
• Life coaching
• Spiritual direction
• Parenting classes



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Is there any good news?

The Alpha Course is offered on:
Mondays @ 6:30 PM (God at the Pub) beginning January 2009
Fridays @ 9:15 AM (with child care) (Runnymede Community
Church) beginning October 3, 2008


                       LOCATIONS:
                       God at the Pub
                    The Yellow Griffin Pub
                    2202 Bloor Street West
                   just east of Runnymede
             Runnymede Community Church
                      60 Colbeck Street
       1 block north of Bloor, just west of Runnymede




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Is there any good news?




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     Good God @ The Bad Dog presents:

         The God Questions
At a recent Locke Street Festival, passers-by were invited to
write on a flip chart their “Questions for God.”
Some of those questions were:
    “Why are you such a jerk?”
    “Do you ever get mad? Do you ever cry?”
    “What is the point of life? Really!”
    “Where do we go when we die?”
    “How many fingers am I holding up?”

If you have ever asked that kind of question (well, OK, maybe
not that last one), you will be interested in Good God @ The
Bad Dog, a series of free-flowing discussions about The God
Questions over coffee and snacks at your favourite coffee
shop, the Bad Dog Café at 229 Locke Street.

When? Four Thursday nights in May—7th, 14th, 21st, 28th—
from 7.30 till 9 pm.

         Good God @ the Bad Dog is sponsored by
          St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
                  (at Locke and Charlton).
    pause for praise

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Thinking about networks . . .




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The Church is continually shaped by
its inner dynamic: the flow of
Apostolic tradition, with Scripture as
its norm. . . . The church is, however,
also shaped by the kind of world in
which it finds itself. This must mean a
constant receiving of the Gospel into
our particular context.
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

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networks are how we meet




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networks are in!



  • The internet
  • Parents & children
  • Networks of information
  • Networks of interest
  • Profession or sport
  • Highway and rail networks



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networks are in!




• Networks are nothing new…
• but are more significant than ever
• we need to understand network society…
• so we can be missional within it.



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networks - how people connect




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david




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connected by technology




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To the weak I became weak, so that I might
win the weak. I have become all things to all
people, that I might by all means save some.
1 Corinthians 9.22




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what networks do you belong to?




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more stories




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    think of a person you know who
    does not go to church . . .

•   Name one priority in their life (e.g. fitness)

• What do they do for fun? (e.g. marathons)

• What is one issue they have opinions
   about? (e.g. health food)


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five values of missional church




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five values of
missional church


• focused on God
  the Trinity




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five values of
missionary church

• incarnational




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five values of
missional church
 engaged in the
 things of ordinary,
 everyday life




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five values of
missional church
  people-shaped
  church




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people-shaped
church




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five values of
missional church

 • Transformational

   The church is the only
   society which exists for the
   sake of those who are not
   its members.
   Archbishop William Temple
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others!




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five values of
missional church



• makes disciples, not
  converts or consumers




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five values of
missional church



 • relational




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emmaus road
  Luke 24

woman at the well
  John 4


relational church


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think back to the friend you
identified earlier . . .


• What would a fresh expression of church need
     to look like for it to be accessible to them?
• What is going to make them want to come?
• When and where would it meet?
• If your fresh expression meets for an hour,
       what will you do in that time?

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worship


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Our Prayer:
Draw your Church together, O Lord, into
one great company of disciples,
together following our Lord Jesus Christ
into every walk of life, together serving
him in his mission to the world, and
together witnessing to his love on every
continent and island. We ask this in his
name and for his sake. Amen.
                               (BAS p.676)

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Next week . . .

     “Re-imagining church—
       Part 1: Community”

             See you then!


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