At the AMiA Winter Conference, a workshop was held on “Planting Churches in Urban Soil.” It was presented by the Reverends Tommy Hinson, Mark Booker, Dan Claire and Bishop Thad Barnum.
Dan Claire started the Church of the Resurrection about six years ago on Capitol Hill. In January of 08, Resurrection launched Church of the Advent in the Takoma Park area of DC. Last week, the Church of the Ascension was launched in Arlington. These churches break the mold of growing mega-churches. They are smaller parishes that reach about 200 people, then hive off a new church. You can read the notes from the presentation here, and listen to the audio here.
Good stuff abounds.