Yesterday I met Steve Bartlett – planter of Bayside Community Church in Sydney and director of a newly formed School of Church Planting at Morling College. Bayside (6 years old) is now planting another church – in a Gloria Jeans Cafe. (For those who don’t know – Gloria Jeans is a commercial coffee cafe chain.) It started with a core team of 10-15 from Bayside (a morning church) – and now about 35 people call it home. They meet at 6.30 pm for an introductory interview – and then relax while people order drinks etc. From 7-8 pm they share in an interactive worship experince – with singing, Bible reading, discussion, etc. Sometimes they have EXHALE nights – when they take time away from the cafe setting to interact with non-church friends. What a great idea!