conversation cafe’

February 9, 2005 | 4 Comments

Conversation CafeDean and I were walking around the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue tonight, and noticed a sign for Conversation Cafe’ which happens every Thursday night. It is designed to be a gathering for anyone to come and talk about diverse subjects with people from different walks of life. These are happening all over the country and you might be able to find one near you on the website.

If followers of Jesus want to live a missional life where they interact with people in healthy ways, these are the kinds of opportunities we need to look for. We shouldn’t consider it to be a place where we come with an agenda to stand on a table and announce salvation, but a place where we can come to listen and understand, and let them see the work of Jesus in our life.

  • Hi John, we started an alternative cafe’ thing a year ago. It has been a great journey, because it is so different from preaching on a Sunday…where mostly you stand up give your view and thats about it. The cafe’ conversation is far more engaging…you learn to listen, be prepared to have your faith/beliefs challenged…and a better understanding of your neighbor.

  • Gary

    I’m just waiting for the conversation cafe and the cuddle parties to join forces. There would be no stopping them…

  • Thanks for the link! This is what we’ve been doing in our home for 2 1/2 years on Monday nights. We were just getting ready to move it to a local cafe’ (eventually our own cafe’), when I found the link. It’s a great way to get to know other cultural creatives.

  • This is exactly what I loved in France. There, it was a cafe to learn other languages (Cafe Langue) and led to deeper topics and friendships. Also, there was CafeTheo (theology) where people could meet and discuss theology, philosophy, etc. I liked the safe neutral environment, since it wasn’t held at a church or by Christians.