unmoderated NETChurch e-mail list was open for several
was quite successful during a time when most e-mail lists were strictly
moderated. Below is the history of that e-mail list, with links that
described our philosophy for running an unmoderated e-mail list.
history: This list began with a small group of people
led to one another by direction of the Spirit via the Internet,
in fall of 1995. For some, this was a completely unexpected
Teri, for instance, had no interest in the Internet or knowledge of
prior to this. However, it seemed clear to us that the Lord was showing
the Internet would be more than an 'information highway', and that we
not underestimated how the Lord might use it.
Our study of scripture led us to conclude that an
unmoderated list provided the best dynamics for Spirit-led cyberspace
fellowship. We wrote, Establishing
the Agenda for the
Unmoderated E-mail List for NetChurch, to expand on this
webpage expands a little on the subjects of agendas, moderation,
rules and personal boundaries, and hosting lists.
Over the years, the feedback from the active
Netchurch indicated that it was very successful as an
online fellowship. Quite a few people testified how
certain e-mail messages on netchurch have blessed them. Many
said that it provided a way for meeting other people or exchanging
information. Mature Christians on the list were very
closing down the rare moments of useless or disintegrating debate or
strife. In over seven years, only one person had to be removed from
this e-mail list due to his refusal to stop teaching that fornication
okay, and both the warning and the removal were done openly.
amazing for an open-to-the-public e-mail list. The main complaint
those who unsubbed
was that sometimes they had more e-mails coming through the
than they would have liked to receive.
We have 1700
years of religion and tradition to work
order to get back to simplicity in Christ. In March of 1999 we
started another e-mail list, called the TCList, for this more specific
purpose. The TC (Tranforming Church) email list was about tranforming
the Church as described by Wolfgang Simson's 15
Theses Towards a Reformation of Church .
On Feb. 1, 2006, we opened the HarvestNet
as a replacement for our e-mail lists. It is "Dedicated to those
searching for the truth about how to be the Church" Anyone can view the
forum, but only registered users can post.
To Forum/Email page
HarvestNET main page
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