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TransFORM Network Northeast mini-Gathering at The Cohoes Vineyard Community Church

April 29, 2011 at 1:30pm to April 30, 2011 at 6pm
This is a network conference being held in Cohoes, NY for those folks that are not going to the Inhabit conference in Seattle this year.  The theme will be all things missional and incarnational when it comes to faith communities.  There will be a nice diverse group of speakers that are covering topics like the current age of the church, activism local and global, children's and youth ministries, the theology of heresy, and many other subjects, all of which will share their stories and subject…See More
Mar 28, 2011
Nelson Costa might attend Jonathan Brink's event
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Exploring A Postmodern Gospel at Online

January 3, 2011 at 6pm to February 18, 2011 at 7pm
Exploring a Postmodern Gospel -- January 3 to February 18, 2011 -- $69What is the Gospel? As we progress forward into a radically different and postmodern culture, many are beginning to question the basic assumptions about Christianity and the Gospel message. With the advent of the Internet, people are empowered to speak up about their doubts and issues with many of the traditions we've inherited. Yet what if these questions are actually leading us to a deeper understanding of our own faith?Led…See More
Dec 7, 2010
Nelson Costa posted a blog post

My encounter with the historical Jesus.

“I’ve read your blog, Nelson, and it’s quite good. So now you’re ready to live by my vision and join me in my program?”“I don’t think I have the courage, Jesus, but I did describe it quite well, didn’t I, and the method was especially good, wasn’t it ?”“Thank you, Nelson, for not falsifying the message to suit your own incapacity. That at least is something”.“Is it enough, Jesus?”“No, Nelson, it is not”.www.nelsoncostajr.comtwitter:…See More
Jun 15, 2010
Nelson Costa and Stephanie Shepherd are now friends
Jun 15, 2010
Carlos Rizzon and Nelson Costa are now friends
May 6, 2010
Nelson Costa and Adam Moore are now friends
May 4, 2010
Nelson Costa posted a blog post

The Church need to be emergent because it is not stone!

Stones are out of time. Thetime they are an external reality: the wind blows, the water flowing... are immutable, always the same, because they are dead. For the stone all the same. Indifferent to the world around them. Are always the same. Why are dead. The plants are alive. Why are alive, plants are always turning into something else, other than they are. Life does not support the sameness. Born, grow, grow, reproduce. No plant is equal to itself at a time subsequent time. The stones doesn't…See More
Mar 16, 2010
Nelson Costa and Jonathan Brink are now friends
Mar 2, 2010
Nelson Costa commented on Steve K.'s event TransFORM: East Coast Gathering
"I will be there!!! Very Excited!!!"
Feb 25, 2010
Nelson Costa is attending Steve K.'s event
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TransFORM: East Coast Gathering at Wesley Theological Seminary

April 30, 2010 at 8am to May 2, 2010 at 1pm
FORMING MISSIONAL COMMUNITIESWe are gathering missional practitioners on the East Coast to learn from each other and to mobilize others for forming new missional communities.Whether you’re a pastor, prospective "church planter," or simply interested in finding out more about transformational missional communities of practice, this gathering is designed to inspire and equip you to go and do likewise!SPEAKERS/WORKSHOP FACILITATORS:…See More
Feb 25, 2010
Nelson Costa commented on Timothy Kurek's group Outlaw Preachers
"Just in case: Why do I consider myself an "Emergent" - My search for another way : http://tinyurl.com/y8mlw5c"
Feb 20, 2010
Nelson Costa's blog post was featured

Why do I consider myself an "Emergent" - My search for another way.

Where am I ? Where should I go back?Here there was turmoil, now a mountain of debris.And, where the field was flat,gravel makes my way.I go up and down in vain;Where will I cope with my sphinx?Mefisto.As a Christian liberal or a liberal Christian or a non-Orthodox Christian (none of these expressions work fully for me), I've been asked countless times if I walked away from both the perimeter Christian name no longer applies to me. I believe that my journey is not far from the base of the faith…See More
Feb 17, 2010
Nelson Costa posted a blog post

Why do I consider myself an "Emergent" - My search for another way.

Where am I ? Where should I go back?Here there was turmoil, now a mountain of debris.And, where the field was flat,gravel makes my way.I go up and down in vain;Where will I cope with my sphinx?Mefisto.As a Christian liberal or a liberal Christian or a non-Orthodox Christian (none of these expressions work fully for me), I've been asked countless times if I walked away from both the perimeter Christian name no longer applies to me. I believe that my journey is not far from the base of the faith…See More
Feb 17, 2010
Nelson Costa commented on Timothy Kurek's group Outlaw Preachers
"Just in case if anybody wants to read my last outlaw message - A mess called emerging church I never thought in the emerging church as a response to the religious right or conservative church or dogmatic or orthodox. From my earliest days of…"
Nov 27, 2009
Nelson Costa left a comment for Spencer Burke
"Looking forward to meet you. My Brazilians friends are so excited about the ooze! Me too! Peace!"
Nov 17, 2009
Nelson Costa and Spencer Burke are now friends
Nov 17, 2009

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My encounter with the historical Jesus.

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 11:17pm 0 Comments

“I’ve read your blog, Nelson, and it’s quite good. So now you’re ready to live by my vision and join me in my program?”





“I don’t think I have the courage, Jesus, but I did describe it quite well, didn’t I, and the method was especially good, wasn’t it ?”…





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The Church need to be emergent because it is not stone!

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 12:28am 0 Comments

Stones are out of time. The

time they are an external reality: the wind blows, the water flowing

... are immutable, always the same, because they are dead.…
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Why do I consider myself an "Emergent" - My search for another way.

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

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At 10:17am on November 2, 2009, Steve K. said…
hey Nelson, welcome to TransFORM!

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