- Communicate the postmodern message in print
Emerging Church movement leaders are prolific writers. Their books are popular and they are well represented in Christian magazines and journals.
- Communicate the message over the internet
Emerging Church websites and blogs abound on the internet.
- Communicate the message in institutes of higher learning
- Conduct seminars around the world
The movement gives high priority to seminars and participants in the movement are expected to attend these.
- Form local communities of postmodern believers through “cohorts”
Cohorts are small groups that form over the internet and meet to discuss postmodern ideas. Emergentvillage.com recommends that these cohorts study McLaren’s A Generous Orthodoxy together.
- Influence the leadership and membership of established churches
Through their published writings, seminars, and websites the movement’s ideas are influencing and affecting established churches of every kind.
- Establish churches that are dedicated to the ideas and values of the movement
While this has not yet been as successful as they had hoped, a handful of Emerging Church congregations have been established.
- Engage in social activism
While Emerging Church leaders sometimes claim the Church should not be linked to any political agenda, most of them are quite tied to a liberal political agenda. (For an idea of the kind of activism emergents are inclined toward, visit the Sojourners website at http://www.sojo.net/ — McLaren is on the board of this organization.)
This post was last updated: Feb. 13, 2013
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