United Church of Christ

Creation Care and Emerging Models of Church

CyndyAsh.jpgProgressive Christian leaders such as Cameron Trimble and John Dorhauer have been leading a discussion about the historical trajectory of churches and what the future holds as the body of Christ evolves. In his book Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World, Dorhauer summarizes the conceptual framework proposed by Trimble by describing the pre-Reformation Church as Church 1.0, the post-Reformation Church as Church 2.0, and "whatever is emerging as Church 3.0." A number of emerging churches have a notable emphasis on creation care and justice. The voices of those who are envisioning and bringing to life new models of church are the focus of this ongoing series of interviews:

Farm Church as Embodied Spirituality: An Interview with Sarah Horton-Campbell

A Farm Church Seeks Rural Renewal through its Creation Care Ministry: An Interview with Sam Chamelin

Ministry That's Good for the Soil and Good for the Soul: An Interview with Rev. Dele

With a Meal at the Heart of Worship, a Church Connects with Creation: An Interview with Zach Kerzee

To Revolutionize the Church, Go Outdoors: An Interview with Stephen Blackmer

Creation Justice and Church 3.0: An Interview with Cyndy Ash

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