While I think the title of this article is a little misleading, Submergents have been conspiring this connection for awhile now, is still a very insighful read.Â In a recent conversartion with Brian while he was in Seattle, he showed a lot on enthusiasm and interest for Submergent, of which I am part even though I am not denominationally an anabaptist.
A group of Anabaptists and Emergent leaders have formed a network called Submergent to share ideas. Congregations in several U.S. cities, as well as Perth, Australia, are calling themselves Submerged Communities.
â€œIn many ways Emergent represents a rediscovery of the Anabaptist spirit,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s very hard in other Protestant denominations to find people who take Jesus as teacher deeply seriously, and take Jesusâ€™ teachings and the Sermon on the Mount, and Jesusâ€™ example of nonviolence seriously.â€
As Emergent and Submergent Christians seek new ways to be church, they often exist outside of denominational structures.