House Church Talk - RE: Liquid Church
rjohnson at wise.k12.va.us
Thu Mar 18 10:52:14 EST 2004
Has anyone read Liquid Church by Pete Ward ?
The church must be like water--flexible, fluid, changeable. This book is a
vision for how the church can embrace the liquid nature of culture rather
than just scrambling to keep afloat while sailing over it.
Ward urges us to move away from the traditional understanding of church as a
gathering of people meeting in one place at one time to a dynamic notion of
church as a series of relationships and communications. In the Liquid
Church, membership is determined by participation and involvement. Liquid
Church is continually on the move, flowing in response to the Spirit and the
gospel of Jesus, the imagination and creativity of its leaders, and the
choices and experiences of its worshippers.
"Pete Ward's ideas on rethinking our perceptions of 'ministry' and 'church'
will leave some storming the castle with torches and others standing at the
precipice of all that they've been, ready to take a first step into a very
new idea of what we call 'church.'"
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