Thursday, May 11, 2006

What Is the Emerging Church Movement? Part 2.1

This post cites more leaders that are listed in the definition of an Emerging church from Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a free online, open-source encyclopedia. I will post more from this resource in the days to come.

Remember the distinction between (1) Emergent, and (2) Emerging from my first post. Wikipedia does not bear this distinction in mind and uses the terms interchangeably. Also, they are defining the Emergent/Emerging Church on a world-wide level…not just Emergent-US.

Some of the names were repeats of my previous post. Below are only the names of folks whom I have not already mentioned.
Pioneers in the Emerging Church movement

The Emerging Church Movement (ECM) is highly decentralized so in no sense does any one person act as a spokesperson for the movement however the following people are often recognized as pioneers and important thinkers:

(12) Jonny Baker, UK alternative worship pioneer and advocate
(13) Kyle Cheatham, founder and Pastor of Terranova in Georgetown, Texas]
(14) John O'Keefe , lead pastor at 247connection and founder of, "an emerging/postmodern site exploring what it means to be a follower of the Jesus in today's world"
(15) Mark Pearson, founder of Cityside in Auckland, New Zealand.
(16) Leonard Sweet, the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University, Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University, and prolific author
(17) Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy at USC
(18) Jay Bakker, founder of the Revolution Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
(19) Karen Ward, the founder and pastor of Church of the Apostles in Fremont, Washington.
(20) Troy Bronsink, the founder and pastor of Church as Art in Atlanta, GA.

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