Emerging Church Leaders: Finland

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Marc Van der Woude just got back from a training of emerging church leaders in FINLAND, and some serious soaking in hot water. (Link) The blond one is Heli who was with us in Switzerland recently. Oops. Sorry – they are ALL BLOND!!!

Marc – i am soooo jealous! See you in Aberdeen! Marc also offers some good advice on apostolic teams from our mutual friend Erling, the blogger-poet-apostle from Norway who you probably know from I Am Somebody.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • + simonas says:

    it would be great to connect with people in the neighbouring countries to see how we can equip and encourage each other in missio dei.

  • Jim says:

    I work at a church in the US. One woman from our community is an exchange student, returning home to Finland in one week. She came here as an agnostic and is returning as a follower of Jesus. She is eager to be among brothahs and sistahs who are following Jesus today (as opposed to 100 years ago). I googled “emerging church” and “Finland” and got this site. Is there any information you can give me about churches in Finland? I’m pretty sure she lives a couple hours north of Helsinki. If you know of any (or are!) a more post-modern, reformING-rather-than-reformED church, let me know, because i’d love to send her back prepared to follow Jesus in her homeland.
    Your brother from another mother…

  • Nkemuakolam peter says:

    compliment of tthe season , how is health , work and your famliy , l hope all is fine , please l know u have ur own responsibility Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Thess 3:17), Who by his power we partake in the Gospel of his kingdom according to his last command to his disciple(Matt28:19).I got your contact through an internet .please l need to furthermore my education, this is what happy to me . l am a boy of 19year old , schooling in high secondery school Umuahia Abia state , my name is nkemuakolam peter . This was what happened to me: It was all from an orphanage home bought by lovable couples whom showed me a true convincible love and made me believe they are my biological parents and I thought so much of it due to the fact that I grew to know them as my dad and mum, and they showed real love on the other hand. They trained me through day care, kindergarten, primary and Mid-secondary level. Unfortunately, just a day death took them so unprepared in a ghastly motor accident ( while I was in Senior Secondary 3) and now my adoption starts to prevail through my thoughtful so called relatives whom I then looked up to, rather I was told that I didn’t belong to their family, that
    I was picked from Benin Republic not even Nigeria, I was down cast and bundled out in the street. No more schooling which I desire with all my life in my generation, no shelter and feeding is not what to write home about, so as God may have it, I dropped by with a sympathizer for now who told the parents all about me and they provided me with a shelter and feeding. I should find a way to survive with my fate and future no matter that I long to be in a higher college and I want to make it no matter that they can’t do that for me, that I can see that they have their own responsibility, ok I now went out looking for job to see if I can meet up my destiny but I didn’t get any. It was a tragedy I can’t help myself to come off with the shock of my creation. Path over this wicked world, however, I know it’s not my fate as I believe that Him upstairs (God) has an unfold positive reverse state over my miserable wretched story. How can I start, it seems like this I look around me and see
    > > myself, I feel regret and dejected with no parents, uncle or relatives. All have forsaken me with no regards over my life future or welfare. However, I know my destiny cannot be denied rather can be delayed. All it required is time so for now I don’t know where the going boat is taking me to. Unless there will be a miracle but I wonder where and how the miracle will ever look like. may the almight father be with u
    Nkemuakolam peter

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