Cohort Gatherings

If your dropping by because of Chris Quinn's article about Phyllis Tickle, welcome. We are a group that has met in Atlanta for four years now, a local expression of Emergent Village. But we're not a secret club, there's no secret handshake, and we change from season to season based on the folks who pitch in to give the conversation its personallity.

We meet the last Tuesday of every month. So our next meeting will be September 30, 2008 from 8-10pm at Tilt Coffee Shop in Castleberry Hill Neighborhood.

Emergent Village is a growing generative friendship among missional Christian leaders seeking to love our world in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Our dream is to join in the activity of God in the world wherever we are able, so that God’s dreams for our world come true. In the process, the world can be healed and changed, and so can we. Members of emergent hold in common four values and practices that flow from them. In the language of a religious order, we call these four values our order and rule:
  1. Commitment to God in the Way of Jesus
  2. Commitment to the Church in All its Forms
  3. Commitment to God’s World
  4. Commitment to Each Other

Also if your looking for more about emergent events with Phyllis Tickle, check out The Great Emergence Event scheduled for December 5-6 in Memphis, TN.

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Organic Community

We will be meeting this month to discuss Joe Myer's book, Organic Community.

Those of you who are forming new approaches to leadership or are starting new small groups or starting new congregations/monasteries/what-have-you will appreciate Joe's approach through understanding the difference in organizational behavior that is "master plan" driven and one that is "organic" leading to connections within transformative communities.

Here's a chart found in his book that teases out the difference in approaches.

So buy/barrow/steal the book today so you have time to read it. It is not long (170pgs) but you won't be able to do it over your lunch the day of.

We will meet at Tilt on the last Tuesday of the month, August 26, from 8-10pm.

About Us

You're a part of a bigger conversation, a bigger story of God's creation unfolding and realizing it's Creator's dreams in the clue of Jesus. Gather monthly to re-imagine how we can best participate locally in this conversation, story, dreams. This is an Emergent Cohort meeting to flesh out four commitments: to God in the way of Jesus, to the Church in all its Forms, to God's World, and to One Another. This is a theological conversation for any practitioners in the way of Jesus.

What is Emergent?

If you are interested in learning more about the larger movement we are a local expression of, visit Emergent Village.