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Cafe Church

27 January, 2004 10:12 PM

Hamo has come to stay with us for a couple of days - he arrived tonight just in time to come to Living Room (as depleted as we were in number tonight!) We had dinner together, shared stories, some good Western Australian wine and ate vegetarian spaghetti.

After dinner we went to one of our member's boyfriend's place. He is part of Cafe Church which is an interesting Melbourne church experimenting with gathering in cafes. They were having a film night in a backyard where they invited those in the local neighborhood to come and have dinner and watch a movie together.

Hamo and I had an opportunity to speak with Steve the leader of the group - Hamo asked about what lessons they had learnt in the three years that they had been going. Steve answered by saying that two of the key things were that

1. People wanted to grow closer to God. Without this key desire in people such a group would become just an empty social group.

2. A core group of committed people living out the faith was important for them. He talked about how they were not 'directive' in style - but rather more fluid - and it was therefore important to have faith modeled by the core group.

Good reflections.



starting a cafe church in Surfers Paradise on the GoldCoast, any help, info, ideas etc greatly appreciated.

Darryl Scarff » 16 April, 2004 6:30 PM

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