Over on the Evangelical side of Friends is "Simple Churches":www.simplechurches.net, a movement of "organic" church planting. It's a project of Harold and Wendy Behr, recorded by Northwest Yearly Meeting and now working with Evangelical Friends Church Southwest. The core values are ones I could certainly sign off on: Leadership over Location, Ministry over Money, Converts over Christians, Disciples over Decisions, People over Property, Spirit over Self, His Kingdom over Ours. I particularly like their site's disclaimer:
bq. As your peruse the links from this site please recognize that the Truth reflected in essays are often written with a "prophetic edge", that is sharp, non compromising and sometimes radical perspective. We believe Truth can be received without "cursing the darkness" and encourage you to reflect upon finding the "candle" to light, personally, as you apply what you hear the Lord speaking to you. In Body life, often the most powerful opponent of the "best" is the "good".
They're leading a conference next month in Richmond, Indiana, with members of Friends United Meeting. How tempting is this?
h3. See also:
* "Emergent Church Movement: The Younger Evangelicals and Quaker Renewal":/Quaker/emerging_church.php