Monday, March 05, 2007

Erwin McManus on Mosaic and the Emerging Church

I had heard in the past that Erwin McManus had not associated himself with the ec. This confirms that.

"I must confess I was a bit apprehensive writing under the moniker of emerging church. There is so much baggage that comes with this term. This is not a term I have ever chosen for myself or Mosaic. Mosaic by the way is the community of faith I serve here in Los Angeles. Yet it seems everywhere I turn this is the designation that is placed on us.

So my disclaimer is that I don’t get anywhere near speaking on behalf of all of those who would identify themselves as emerging. On the other hand I will acknowledge that what is going on in L.A is different than what would be described as a modern church – even the innovative ones. Let me begin trying to help you know and understand our heart, who we are and why we do what we do."

- entire article - Erwin McManus in


Lon said...

One of my favorite quotes on the topic was Erwin saying,

“I’m not an emerging leader. I’m 48. If I haven’t emerged yet I’m a factory defect.”l

Stephen said...


Anonymous said...

Erwin might not be "Emergent" but he is questionable...