I’m reading ‘The missional leader’ by Roxburgh and Romanuk, albeit painfully slowly. Something I’ve just read has triggered a response from me. On p.60, they say:
‘adaptive change happens by cultivating emergent zone culture. This involves the ability to create multiple experiments around the edge and then connect them with one another to form a co-learning environment. It’s a bottom-up rather than top-down process.‘
This ‘experiments on the edge’ stuff gets me, because it is inherently unstable and totally opposed to the form of church that I have inherited from the modern generation. When I do church, I am supposed to build from the centre and from the top. That’s what I was told anyway and it’s a lot more comfortable that way.
But there’s something about ministry on the edges. I kind of think it’s where Jesus would be. I don’t think he’d be too worried about the…
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