Sunday, August 07, 2005

Barna Moves Toward Emerging Church

The Barna Group has restructured and has decided to emphasize real, life-transforming ministries. The result? One of their three new divisions will be focusing exclusively on the emerging church. They got frustrated with doing surveys of churches that weren't really having much of an impact, if I read their site correctly, and decided to go to where the action is (that action being life-transformation ministry). So, while the emerging church has collected its share of critics, the American Church's top researcher has decided that the most effective ministry is in that controversial group of churches that are willing to step out of the traditional way of doing things in an effort to bring about life-transformation.