Bay Area Emergent Cohort

September 15, 2005

(Copied verbatim from Mark Scandrette’s blog. Mark, you really need permalinks. Talk to Si.)


Many of us find ourselves exploring new ways of seeking a life with God in the way of Jesus in the unique context of the Bay Area— and desiring to network with other seekers and leaders who are on similar paths. While some of us may be well connected ourselves, we also hope to provide a context for hospitality and inclusion for people who may be just entering conversation about the practice of faith in the emerging world. San Francisco was recently selected as the host city for an international Emergent initiated event in Spring of 2007.

You are invited to an informal gathering of people interested in participating in an emergent cohort in the Bay Area. We imagine meeting monthly in rotating locations around the Bay Area.

WHEN?: Saturday September 17, 4-8 P.M.

WHERE? Toyland
753 Sunshine Drive
Los Altos, CA 94024
Phone: (650) 965-0300

Bring a dinner or desert item to share. Drinks, paper products and utensils will be provided.

Families are welcome. Bring your swimsuit for the hot tub and pool.

This gathering will mostly be about mixing and mingling. But we plan to have a brief discussion about our hopes and dreams for how we together can facilitate generative and synergistic friendships.

We hope to see you on September 17!

Please R.S.V.P. By replying to and include the number of people in your party.

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Millheim at

Peace & Love,

Mark A. Scandrette
Nate Millheim
Darin Peterson
Michael Toy


Emergent is a growing generative friendship among missional Christian leaders seeking to love our world in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Our dream is to join in the activity of God in the world wherever we are able, so that God’s dreams for our world come true. In the process, the world can be healed and changed, and so can we.

In English, the word “emergent” is normally an adjective meaning coming into view, arising from, occurring unexpectedly, requiring immediate action (hence its relation to “emergency”), characterized by evolutionary emergence, or crossing a boundary (as between water and air). All of these meanings resonate with the spirit and vision of emergent. In other languages, names for regional networks will be chosen with similarly evocative meanings.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

2 responses to Bay Area Emergent Cohort

  1. and you weren’t there!
    I’ve had your blog in my reader (in fact, I think I found the reader through a post on your blog) for a long time… figured I’d finally get to meet you tonight since you posted about the Cohort meeting, but alas…

  2. D’oh!
    Yeah, we just have a lot going on right now. I didn’t think we could make it but I wanted to get the word out.
    Maybe next time…