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What is Church?

form coventry 03/03/11
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Gareth Irvine

on 11 January 2012

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Transcript of What is Church?

What is Church? Sources Our own experience
The Bible
History of the Church NT Metaphors Learning from the Past Where have we come from?
What do we like about about our heritage?
What needs re-imagined for our context? Pastoral Intervention
Education
Insitutional
Rescue Missional Incarnation
Transformation
Relational
Resurrection Church & Culture The Gods of...
Consumerism
Individualism
Celebrity Members of One Body
Living Temple
Light to the Nations
Called Community Inherited vs Emerging Who's in? Community + Faith + Action Bounded
Fuzzy
Centred? Looking back... "Church is what happens when people gather around the risen Jesus"
Rowan Williams ONE
HOLY
CATHOLIC
APOSTOLIC

Word & Sacrament
UP, IN OUT & OF "A missionary church is one which takes its identity, priorities and agenda from participation in God's mission in the world" Robert Warren Minister + Building + Congregation A verb not a noun! OT Narratives
JESUS! "The church sits on the edge of the crater caused by the explosion of Christ"
Karl Barth "The only true hermenutic for the gospel is the local church"
Stanley Haerwas TRIBE
TEMPLE
EXILE Church History Early Church
Persecution
Plague
Constantine
Roman Empire
Christendom
Enlightenment & Modernity
Industrial Revolution
Awakenings & Revivals
Post Modernity & Globalisation
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