An interesting movement is popping up on Twitter. Mainline Christians of several denominations have started “dream” movements in which they tweet about their hopes for the future church and how to get there. One tweeter called this the “mainline summer”.
The United Methodists came first and are already holding tweet-ups. Their hashtag is #dreamumc and they facilitate with @dreamumc
The Presbyterian Church (USA) followed in the aftermath of General Assembly 220. Their hash is #dreampcusa and they facilitate with @wedreampcusa
The United Church of Christ folks came next with #dreamucc and @dreamucc
UPDATE: An Episcopal conversation is taking place under the hashtag of #Acts8 (see comments below).
There is also a hash starting for Disciples under #dreamccdoc
I’m hopeful the ELCA, and others will join in soon.
There’s also another hashtag for ecumenical conversation at #mainlinedreams with an account at @mainlinedreams. Since our futures seem more and more likely to intersect, it makes sense that we should start talking now. My hope is we will share our thoughts, sermons, and writing with one another, and that we will start the next chapter in mainline Christian renewal.
This is an ever-changing list, so please be sure to share what you know in the comments.