I will be teaching at the Custard Factory, Birmingham (UK) on July 2nd as a part of Resource, an ongoing training year for ministry in the emerging culture. Jonny has talked about it already and has more details. Its open to anyone who would like to learn. | was thinking about the emergent behavior of custard, and also baking powder (also invented by Alfred Bird) and how it relates to creating church in the emerging culture. Jesus had a lot to say about leavening agents and the Kingdom so this should be a good place to discuss it. Reading Roland Allen’s book (Spontaneous Expansion of the Church and the Causes that Hinder It- PDF) will help.
And yes, the building is the original Bird’s Custard factory which is now one of the largest art villages in Europe. Should be fun!!!
From Jonnys blog:
Re:source – Creating Church in the Emerging Culture
Date: Saturday July 2
Venue: Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham (directions on www.custardfactory.com)
Cost: £10 (lunch not included)
Time: 10:30am – 4pm
Fresh expressions | Emerging church | Missional church | New Mission Movements… whatever you want to call them something’s happening. God is beckoning the church into the future and maybe just maybe she is responding. A day of training, encouragement, inspiration and meeting others to include…
* Pall Singh – a visual meditative feast as East meets West, Asian meets alt worship
* Stories/postcards from the edges of what God is doing in a variety of emerging churches
* Andrew Jones (aka TallSkinnyKiwi) will present emergAnt – teaching on emergence and growth in new church movements; and Connectivity and Fuel – practical advice for ongoing mission – how to avoid drying up and getting isolated
* Jonny Baker and Andrew Grinnell – fresh worship, ritual, visuals and tunes
Who’s the day for?
Anyone currently involved or wanting to get involved in fresh expressions of church, mission in the emerging culture, or church planting who wants to meet some others who share the same passion, and get a bit of encouragement and input.