The Emerging Church Gathering in Latin America

“I am having a great time here . . . plus Freddi from Paraquay is here as well.”

Trevor McPherson (Vancouver, BC) from Underground Railroad who is in Brazil this weekend for the Tribal Generation event.

He is talking about Freddi who was at our Roundtable in Freakstock Festival, Germany in 2006. Thats Freddi on the left with some others from Lebanon, Brazil and Hajo and Rebecca from Germany whose blog i just visited to grab this photo. Oh – that guy in the middle with the big smile is the legendary Pastor Bob from Tennesee.


Foto 1Original Post: Every two years, leaders from many emerging church networks around Latin America get together in Brazil for Encontro/Tribal Generation. This year its happening again – May 21-24. I was invited to speak, again, but alas, we are launching our Cooperative space the same weekend so I cant come. [My aplogies, Olgavaro]. Details at Tribal Generation website.

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Tribal Generation call themselves a “movement aimed at stimulating the implementation of new churches focused on the emergent generation known as the urban tribes.” I have talked about them in my post “I go to Rio”. I also have a blog post with the famous Olgavaro Bastos Jnr. from Brazil who has been with me for roundtables and training events in various places including Tokyo, Colombia, Prague and Sheffield Austin but alas, the videos on his site seem to have moved. Someone please let me know where they are?

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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.


  • Jon Harris says:

    Ha! That biblical strapline makes me smile. If only more believers had the reputation of being Godly trouble-makers!

  • The “emerging” style church is also growing here in Mexico. For those that read Spanish:
    Our conference was in Acapulco last December. Maybe having a conference in a sunny place like that in the winter will get more Europeans and North Americans to come down and get to know us…?

  • andrew says:

    hi goyo. i met some mexicans when i was in colombia in 2002. they were doing work in the emerging culture also. and i know the guy from 24-7 prayer in mexico is doing a good job also.

  • steve says:

    presumably from the bible verse quoted, only males leaders are considered part of the emerging church in latin america.

  • andrew jones says:

    yeah . . . but they could make an exception for you, Steve . . . he he he

  • julie says:

    well you know what they say….behind every trouble making man, is a gracefully subversive good woman…………xxj

  • Mike Clawson says:

    What language is this conference in? Not that I have the resources or time to go anyway, but as a pathetically monoglot American I wouldn’t be able to get much out of it anyway if it’s not in English. I say that as an indictment against myself of course.

  • ok, i might have to borrow that pic with us heading towards Austin!!! now that would be funny considering my rep.
    keep us lifted up dude… we need it.
    luv ya.

  • andrew jones says:

    portugese, mike, with translation into spanish and english.

  • steve says:

    jo falla portugese?

  • Gabi says:

    Just trying to put plans together… to bring a young church planter/leader from here to Uberlandia for exposure and wanted to double-check you are indeed coming and… it’s a bit sad, (hey it’s great to meet and talk to you anytime!) but I understand. Greet your beautiful family for me! Ah, should I send an email and a little about myself? 😀 why do you need that? Blackmailing or what?!?

  • andrew jones says:

    Gabi. I will not be there in person but will speak through video – either live feed or pre-prepared video.
    Great that you are going. Yeeeaaahh Hungary!

  • Goyo en México says:

    Well actually it should be labeled “The Emerging Church Gathering in BRAZIL” b/c Brazil is only a part of Latin America and, because they speak Portugese instead of Spanish, there exists the same language barrier that exists between English and Spanish. That being said, I applaud what they’re doing but what we need is something like this in Spanish-speaking Latin America.
    Nada más son mis pensamientos…

  • Yes, it is like this. We need more Emerging work in Latin America with events and gatherings like TG. Red del Camino para la Misión Integral en América Latina (Del Camino Network for the Integral Mission in Latin America, is considered the Emerging Church “arm” in this side of the world. They are doing a wonderful work, but not much people is part of this endeavour.

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