When Third Place is The Right Space

I’ve found another great article about third space, church, coffee shops, marketplace ministries, where we are, what we should be doing, where we should be doing it, what are people looking for, what’s our biblical roadmap.

“The question we need to ask ourselves is: How can we introduce the church, not the coffeehouse, as a third place where community and connection take place. Why isn’t the church serving as a third place for many of our neighbors today? Why aren’t we creating a community marked by the qualities lifted up by Paul in his letter to the Colossians?”.

Read the whole article here: http://www.homileticsonline.com/nonsubscriber/btl_display.asp?installment_id=3216

2 thoughts on “When Third Place is The Right Space

  1. Marla Saunders

    I really appreciate this conversation. Life in the Third Place as a Christian is my passion. The best part about intentionally getting “out there” in the community — in my opinion — is that there are no start-up costs beyond a cup of coffee. Ebenezer’s (Batterson’s coffee shop) is an amazing prototype and it would be great to build those kinds of spaces, but in the meantime no one is stopping each of us from being out there in the community looking for God’s fingerprints!

    I enjoyed your blog tonight…been browsing it. Thanks.

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