Monday, May 16, 2011

Iron Sharpens Iron

Craig and Merschon Hutson, Scott Karnes, and I just got back from Sheffield, England last night where we attended the house party, a church planting seminar put on by The Crowded House.  TCH is a collection of gospel communities whose focus is to live out the realities of the gospel in all its glory as well as all its messiness by sharing life together in small house based groups and by intentionally living their lives with a missional focus.  Presently, TCH consists of 9 gospel communities in Sheffield, 4 in Loughborough, England, and several more in formation, scattered around the world.  The four of us and 5 others from England and Romania spent several days observing and participating with these communities as they engaged in mission through their natural rhythms of life.  We experienced a lot and learned much from those experiences.  Once we have a couple of days to process what we saw we plan to figure out how what we learned might be useful to us here in Dublin.  As iron sharpens iron, so one church planting initiative sharpens another! - Shay

1 comment:

  1. I hope you will post more specifics about this once you have had time to process. It sounds very exciting for times such as these!