Just finished up the in-class portion of my latest D.Min. class, The Next Church: Ministry in the New World. It was a pretty interesting class, as we talked about our “notion of Church” and some of the creative new models of Church that are being expressed in response to the cultural shifts we see in our world.
As part of the class, we spoke via speaker-phone with two “practitioners” who are doing some neat things with their congregations: Tim Lucas of Liquid Church in Morristown, NJ and Rick Diamond of Journey IFC in Austin, TX. Both of these guys are leading really interesting and dynamic faith communities, and I would encourage you to check them out. You can be assured I’ll be borrowing ideas from both of these places in the near future!