Alex McManus has this to say about the Emerging Church:
“Mosaic is different from the ‘Emerging Church’ not just in terms of ambition, ethnicity, and mission, but also in attitude and thinking. Many of those who take on the mantle of the Emerging Church seem to me to be burned out Church leaders who needed to bail on a Christianity that offered pat but empty answers. I consider this a good move.”
Wow, he has hit the nail on the head. In many ways the emerging church has been a refuge for those who no longer find the life of God in church. The major difference is that some stay away from church, others jump right into alternative forms of church, and still others end up in some kind of emerging-hybrid.
While I like the emerging church stuff in many ways, I think the future of Christianity lies more in two areas:
1. Simple Churches that focus on gathering around Jesus.
2. Missional churches that are simple and focus on bringing Jesus into a particular context.
That is what I’m wrestling with right now.