Emerging Missional Conference Down Under


This will be a good one to attend. July 1-3 in Melbourne. Thanks Hamo for the link.

I have met most of these guys in my trips down to Australia and can say that they are not all behind other countries but actually are giving leadership to the global scene. In fact, the RE:Source meeting next month in Birmingham was partly inspired and guided by their influence.

FORGE is a great network of emerging churches, training conferences and a 21st century DAWN strategy. Their book “The Shaping of Things to Come” is possibly the most muscular apology of emerging-missional ecclesiology in our age. If you liked Newbiggin in the 80’s and the book series from Gospel in our Culture in the 90’s then The Shaping of Things to Come will get you up to date. Or even better, go to the conference.


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" :-)


  • I actually just started reading the book a few weeks ago and loved it. I started doing some summaries and thoughts about it over on my blog… but we’ll see how that goes…
    Thanks for the info about the conference… what fun!

  • Hey Great Gandalfian Guru
    Thanks for the plug and for the kind words about the book. The summit is going to be a hoot.
    Bro, I want to recommend to you, and your readers a really useful blog by a friend of mine called Steve Addison. Bit of a guro on movements. Lots of useful stuff here… http://www.steveaddison.net/
    Stay True!

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