I was out to lunch today with BJ, two other pastor's of emerging churches in Pittsburgh and the woman at the Pittsburgh Presbytery who does tons of stuff to help us out as a new church development. She brought up what I think is the biggest deficiency of the emerging church in the United States. So far churches that consider themselves "emerging" are led by men, rarely women, and these churches are mainly white and middle class.
So... Why is this? I don't have answers, please comment and help us think about it.
What can we do to be more open to African Americans and Latinos in our communities?
What can we do to encourage women into leadership roles, pastoral roles?
That's all for tonight, just some questions, I'll write more tomorrow.