Archive for February, 2007

Interview with Alan

Rodney Olson from Sonshine FM recently interviewed Alan Hirsch – you can download the interview here

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Mountain District Launch

Last night we kicked off Forge Mountain District at Blarneys, and around fifty or so people turned up. Anna and Laura sang and strummed a few tunes while people ate and chatted. Alan Hirsch spoke on Jesus, mission and the church – a provocative message that is both discomforting and exciting. It was a great beginning to some fresh conversations, reimagining of church, and new ventures that will prayerfully transform our local community.

Alan Hirsch at Blarneys

Alan at Blarneys

Just a reminder that Alan Hirsch will be speaking at Blarneys (Monbulk) this Sunday night to launch the mountain district region of Forge – 7.00pm -9.00pm.  For more info click here. See you there….

Learning with Alan

If you are reading and enjoying Alan’s book “The Forgotten Ways”, you may be interested in participating in an online training course based on the book.  You can get more information on this here, and a video intro here.   While we are looking at all things “Alan”,  here’s a transcript of an email interview with Alan Hirsch from Becoming Missional.

Forge 07 Orientation Dinner

If you are contemplating being a Forge intern this year, this night is for you.  This year there will be three streams for interns – for those pioneering new missional projects, interns with a youth/schools focus, and transitioning existing churches to be shaped by mission.  This Monday night (February 19th) a dinner will be held at Urban Life, 143 Maroondah Highway Ringwood (opposite the clock tower) at 6.30pm.  If you are interested in coming, please RSVP to vic@forge.org.au.  Email mountaindistrict@forge.org.au if you need a copy of the application form.

Forge Transition Stream

Last year Scott and I had opportunity to participate in a pilot for Forge’s new Transition Stream. The Transition Stream looks at the journey for established churches to transition in their thinking and practice to be shaped by mission. It was very helpful, especially hearing the story of Northern Community Church of Christ. If you are interested in transitioning your church, you can check out the prospectus here, or email Phil over at Signposts.

Forge in the North

Tim and Jay Jeffries are heading up Forge in the northern suburbs of Melbourne – you can read about what they are up to here.