Emerging Church Stuff

136422161 230F465F37I couldn’t resist playing with the Friend of emergent badge. I always enjoy my times with the Emergent crowd but there are also things that sometimes bug me – as with any organization – so I suppose i am a friend and a fiend. But more of a friend.

If I had a badge for every emerging church network I support, I would need to build another column to hold them all. Emergent seems to get the lion’s share of publicity for the global emerging church and so I tend NOT to blog about them as much as i would like to. There are many AMAZING emerging church networks and movements around the world that many people have not even heard of and I like to even up the playing field – since most influential Christian publishers and websites are based in USA.

Speaking of . . .

Tribal Generation happens in Brazil, June 14-17. There will be emerging church networks from all over Latin America. I should be there also, having been involved with TG since 2000.


– Die Gefaehrten, a Global Roundtable for the Underground Emerging Church, will happen in August 4-6 in Germany. Invitations have already been issued and leaders will be participating from all over the globe. And yes, I will be there.

– and in Malaysia this October, 500 young leaders will be gathering at Lausanne sponsored event. I was invited as an ‘old guy’ – being over 35, but am not sure if i will be there or not.

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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.


  • Dana Ames says:

    Andrew, we really need you to blog on the “other” emergers in the world. Do please continue to even up the playing field. Thank you for your faithfulness.

  • kent says:

    Speaking as a 50 year old, the nice thing about being older is that you are still here. I look forward to being in the eternal kingdom, but at this moment there is still a few things I would see and do. But the sad this about being 50 is that my beautiful children now drive. I do not kow what that is like in the UK, but here it is always an adventure.

  • Thanx, Andrew for leveling the playing field. I am so hungry to know what is going on around the world in “other” emerging contexts. I echo Dana’s sentiments above. I am tired of only hearing about USAmerican Emergent. Symptomatic of how inward focused my country is. Pax, Adele

  • Mathias says:

    Any contacts to Finland?

  • i think ‘fiend of emergent’ definately your divine calling Andrew ;o)
    really interested that a Lausanne gathering in this field is happening. i seem to be becoming involved in one on alternative spiritualites…who’s gonna put all this stuff together?
    like others i think the global dimension is really important and so hard to get information on. i often find myself being asked about it for good reason and whilt i have some stuff i can say i’m aware i know so little. what is happening in an increasingly Globalised and capitalist culture? are things radically different accross the globe or is ’emerging church’ increasingly becoming a global family reponding to an increasing global cultural convergence? keep up the good work!

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