Many of us are coming to the conversation, and to the table, with different perspectives: experiential, generational, socio-economic, comprehension of gospel truths and praxis. With such differences comes constructive tension. That we can process the tension together bodes well for future discussion and “Kingdom building.” Robin, Flavio and I felt that at our next meeting, a few of us could “share our stories” of the journeys that led us to the emerging conversation and the gathering at this table, in some depth (taking about 10 minutes each). This will no doubt lead us into a variety of topics. Others could share each month as they feel comfortable. Understanding builds bridges. “Iron sharpens iron.” And after all, “church is relational.”
As time permits (or for our November meeting) we can continue discussing ways to do church by comparing organic to traditional church models. Flavio is sharing some good material - In his book The Forgotten Ways Alan Hirsch asks “How did the number of Christians in the world grow from as few as 25,000 one hundred years after Christ’s death to up to 20 million in AD 310?” and in ]The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom applied their business know-how to promoting peace and economic development through decentralized networking. How can such principles apply to our cohort, and our Christian journey?
See also Broward Cohort 9/20/08 post on Organic Church Additional links and documents may be forwarded/posted before the meeting.
We'll meet at Laura's Cuban Restaurant which has Cuban favorites, tapas, wine & beer, pastelitos, café cubano, and the art of Joe Klucar. Arrive at 6:45pm if you want to order dinner, and we'll start the discussion at 7. Wi-Fi available. Conveniently located 2 blocks east of I-95 on the north side of Hollywood Blvd. (The online menu is out of date.)
Parking: Free parking accessed from the back alley (look for the “Laura’s” signs for the walkway and rear entrance). Metered parking along Hollywood Blvd.