More on Darrin Patrick & The Journey ~ BitterSweetLife

Saturday, March 17, 2007

More on Darrin Patrick & The Journey

Those following the current SBC/emerging church controversy, or those simply interested in bringing the gospel to people who live in culture (note dry tone of voice), might want to scan this article by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It's an article in the true "article" sense of the word, so expect some actual investigative journalism. The piece explains the rationale behind The Journey's approach to culture (and beer) and chronicles some of the church's history, including this eye-opener:

After [Darrin] Patrick received his master's of divinity at Midwest Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, his church there agreed to pay his salary for three years so Patrick and his wife, Amie, could start The Journey.

The couple didn't know anyone in St. Louis, so Patrick spent months trawling open-mike nights in Soulard for musicians and approaching strangers in coffeehouses to ask if they'd like to come to church in his basement.

That's strategy with spine.

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