Submergent Update

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : April 29, 2008

Jesus Manifesto is just one of the projects aimed at fostering Jesus-like subversiveness of which I am a part. I also have been helping get a network of Anabaptist leaders, called Submergent, up and running. The goal of Submergent isn’t so much to try to get something new started, so much as to network existing Anabaptist voices and groups so that we can all better be a part of what God is already doing in the world. Once we’re better connected, THAT is when folks can begin to scheme and dream of new things.

Currently, the goal is to have a gathering in late 2008. In the meantime, a handful of us are connecting with folks all around the world to discern what is already stirring…so that we can carefully move forward with this rag-tag network called Submergent.

Recently, I redeveloped the website due to some technical difficulties. To make useful, I encourage you to visit the site and check it out. If you have a blog or organization or church that you think fits with the Submergent vibe, use the contact form on the site and share your info.

We’ve also added a discussion board at This will help people add info and content on the fly. It is a great way to decentralize the sharing of upcoming events or service opportunities, as well as a way of fostering conversation around issues. For example, the first conversation to start up is over the origin of the name “Submergent.”

You can find the discussion board here.

You can subscribe to the discussion board feed here.

And you can subscribe to the regular site feed here.

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