The New Alternate

kinnon —  March 24, 2009 — 6 Comments

Perhaps it’s just me. And I have been working really long hours. But this just struck me as funny.

…he and Erwin McManus are taking an alternate route away from the popular “multi-site” road. Rather than use a video feed for the many Mosaic campuses like most multi-site congregations who use a central pastor on video, Mosaic has opted for using speakers from individual sites. This allows many people to receive training in both sermon preparation & presentation. [emphasis added]

Imagine that. A really live preacher. In a real live location. Dang. What will they think of next?

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

6 responses to The New Alternate

  1. Cutting edge! When is his book on this going to come out ?

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  2. Your tag line summed it all up! Wonder how the people will respond to having someone able to watch them during the sermon?

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  3. I’m pretty sure that this is the way Community Christian Church in Illinois has been doing multi-site since day one.

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  4. Not to mention training up new leaders in preparation and speaking. It’s genius!

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  5. Susan. Your back!!!!

    Barry, Indeed.

    Curt, how New Testament of them.

    Jan, those Californians are so dang innovative.

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  6. Bill, you cynic. Anytime some gets really innovative someone else has to take cheap shots. I mean, come on! These guys are bucking the trend! They are returning tot he spirit of the first century church! They are embracing.. or re-embracing.. an authentic priesthood.. er, of priests! Think how much less boring it will be to meet for coffee after the morning service and rip apart a real live preacher, instead of that after the movie feeling of critiquing a hollywood production. Why, I think this is moving us entire inches toward genuine ecclesial expression. That leaves only 999,999 miles to go. Damn Bill.. get with the program 😉 (I wonder if this also means they stop selling popcorn and snacks…)

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