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Mission and Spirituality at Solace Emerging Missional Church: An Interactive Network for Everyday Faith

Cronshaw, Darren J. (2008) Mission and Spirituality at Solace Emerging Missional Church: An Interactive Network for Everyday Faith. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, 2 (2). pp. 38-44. ISSN 1834-4682

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Abstract

‘Solace EMC’ is an emerging church grappling with expressing their mission and spirituality in contemporary society. Started by Olivia Maclean as an additional congregation of a large Anglican church, they have since branched off on their own with ongoing Anglican and also Baptist relationships. Their founding ethos was to create space for theological questioning and develop interactive worship for all ages and all stages of faith. They have a focus on celebrating everyday spirituality, and the vocation and mission of all members of their network. As such they see themselves as an interactive network more than a Sunday-centred group. Their own book "Remaking" and the seven ways of Jesus-centred spirituality are key tools they have developed for nurturing people for their mission in everyday life. They help people reflect on their passions and dreams, and celebrate people being better neighbours, friends, advocates, businesspeople, teachers, nurses and environmental stewards. They express their reason for existence in their mission statement: "To Enable a People to Thrive as Followers of Jesus, Celebrating and Re-making their Everyday World".

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Missional church, spirituality, mission of the whole people of God
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Rev Prof Darren John Cronshaw
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 03:44
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 01:45
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1134

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