AYA Festival for Emerging Leaders

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AYA Festival, KL, Malysia, Feb 2-3.. I wont be there which is a BUMMER coz I always enjoy my trips to Malaysia. One of the speakers, Daniel Ho from Damansara Utama Methodist Church was on my Logos team in 1985. Good to see him still equipping emerging leaders after all these years. If you get a chance, attend the conference. Early bird registration until Dec 22.

HT: Keeping Sane who knows one of the bands

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Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

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  • hi andrew,
    thanks for visiting.
    i need to clarify that i have a feeling the conference may have little to do with the EC and as sivin mentioned on his blog (http://sivinkit.net/archives/002250.html), the word “emerging” is “…becoming popular for whatever reason…”
    it’s not EC, but that there is an emphasis on music and dance tells me these guys are not far off.
    sorry for any misrepresentation though!

  • Eugene – if it is about equipping emerging leaders for the emerging harvest in the emerging culture of Asia, then it seems to me that it is about the emerging church in that area.
    why is it not about EC?

  • Andrew – if that’s a very generous and broad definition, then i agree it can very well be about the emerging church in this area.
    In that sense, I believe it has come rather independently of the generally known EC movement in the UK, US. That’s what I meant.
    Of course, no one has a monopoly on the word “emerging”…

  • I agree with Eugene here “no one has a monopoly on the word “emerging”…”
    Thanks Andrew for highlighting Malaysia on the wider “emerging” map again.

  • i agree with both of you. and i hope the emerging church in malaysia is taking the appropriate shape[s]. i was a little disappointed on my last visit there (2002?) to find such a western style worship.
    i did manage to get away for some karaoke and that was cool.
    as for generosity – i have come a long way from when i used to dismiss much of the traditional “emerging church in drag” scene as being posers and not really dealing with fundamental ecclesiastic issues but now, in my older age, i am getting more generous and broad.

  • Thanks Andrew for following up on the comments. Frankly, the “western style worship” syndrome is very much alive. And much of it is very much USA & Australian (perhaps a little bit Singapore) influenced. I think we’re still in general lack confidence to tap into our own cultural resources but this could be part of the wider identity question we Malaysians wrestle with.
    For me, “emerging” is more of a mindset and ethos than “branding” even as I seek to think through, embody and experiment with methodological and theological concerns in a small “mainline” Lutheran denomination. 🙂

  • Hi Andrew,
    I’m still quite “new” to this and consider myself sympathetic to the emerging church but your point there about Western style of worship hits the nail on the head.
    It’s usually those outreaches in the interior who have not been touched by the glitz and hyper-consumerism that have managed to express their worship in a truly indigenous way.
    But arguing about forms appear to appeal less to me than the question of whether the worshipper worships the Father in Spirit and in truth irregardless of the musical forms or styles…. of course, this is only my two cents…

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