Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wednesday night prayer meeting was never like this!

The Journey is an "emergent church" in St. Louis that has grown from 30 members to 1,200 in just five years. Most of its members are in their 20s; many of them are men. It has a six-piece praise band, a pastor who's not afraid to deal with "real-life" issues . . .

Oh yes, and it sponsors a Wednesday-night discussion group in a brewpub.

Not surprisingly, this has raised some eyebrows in the Missouri Baptist Convention -- the group that helped bankroll The Journey's building program. Some attack The Journey for compromising Baptist principles on alcohol; others praise it for "breaking free" of cultural constraints on the gospel.

Click on the title of this post for the article.

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