Two and a half years ago, Emmaus Road considered nine specific areas of ministry we wanted to develop. We called these nine ministry areas "Roots and Branches"; we envisioned growing deeper and stretching farther (find details on this post).

One of these "branches" was EVANGELISM BEYOND SUNDAY. Another included the idea of becoming ROOTED AND LINKED; sharing ministry with other churches/groups.

Here we are, two and half years later. We are more rooted and linked, in Belltown and across Seattle with Cluster and Kingdom Enterprise Zone partnerships.

But we need to talk about evangelism. Many of us do not like that word.

And we need to talk about evangelism, with others who share our context of Seattle, 2013.

I am excited to announce a new discussion space - a "link" - through which we can probe ministry issues: MISSIONAL PUB.

This Thursday, November 21st, join a handful of Christ followers from partner churches and ministries, as we share stories and probe the essence of the Good News, and how it is shared (or not) among us, our neighbors, and family - beyond Sunday (because that is when we are with our neighbors and family). This first Missional Pub is being hosted at the Blue Star CafĂ© and Pub in Wallingford. No entry fee. Food and beverages are optional and on your own. Other details on FB here. 

NOTE: Thursday night will be a "pilot" event; we will be taking notes on the location, format, etc., and will be hosting more events like this. Topics may stretch out over several events, or we may find we have spent enough time in one session and are ready to move on to something else the next time.