- A Rhythm of Presence speaks to the relational foundation, being present to God and each other in ways that are significant and active.
- A Movement of Renewal speaks to the outward focus of working to bring peace and justice - God's shalom - more fully into the world.
- A Culture of Blessing speaks to enacting grace in love and gentleness no matter what you do (or is done to you.)
I invite you to take a look at his work and give him some feedback as he continues to develop it. Below are the first couple of introductory paragraphs.
This simple church brochure is designed for Jesus-centered & Spirit-led communities that revolve around three essential norms of expression: rhythm of presence, movement of renewal, and culture of blessing.
Simple churches share life together through prayer & deep conversation, over meals, in play & recreation, & through adventure in serving those in need. Simple churches actively seek the care of the last, the lost , and the least in our world – always with a gracious invitation to join us if you’d like & yet whatever your decision we will still treat you with dignity & respect . . . we will treat you as Jesus himself.
And while this brochure does not place an emphasis on restricted religiosity as typified by many fundamentalist expressions of religion it does have a central focus on following and imitating the practices & teachings of Jesus & the rhythms of the Holy Spirit - envisioning the renewed reality of a people unleashed to collectively utilize their gifts & talents not toward service of money, consumerism, & self but in service of the Kingdom of God that Jesus spoke of constantly. (Read more...)