After launching in 1998, TheOOZE soon became a trusted source of information and experiences regarding evolving spirituality. In the beginning, our focus was on documenting emerging trends in ministry before the term ‘emerging church’ was even coined. Year after year, we introduced new features to the website that facilitated the conversation surrounding ministry in a postmodern world. What began as a simple website to document churches that were impacting their communities in new ways has progressed into a vibrant community attracting over 250,000 unique users a month from over 100 nations around the world.
With the re-launch of the website in 2011, our team has a deep desire to move forward into a progressive, evolving spirituality that awakens and engages the “Way of Jesus.”
TheOOZE is transitioning from a conversation about church, ministry, and theology to collaboration among those taking action inside and outside the four walls of the church. Rather than being perceived as an attack on the church at large, we are committed to facilitating ongoing collaboration among those in the trenches of ministry who are developing new ways to meet the needs of our changing world.
The new magazine-style format features daily content from “fresh voices” around the globe.
Through articles, video interviews, visual arts, and a new podcast, we are exploring the areas of spiritual growth, theology, culture, church, arts, causes, and family. Our deepest desire is to see new levels of collaboration emerge between authors and community members in the months go come.
The bottom line is that TheOOZE believes fresh voices need to be discovered. We have faith that God is using ordinary men, women, and children around the world to bring hope and healing where it is desperately needed. Now more than ever, we believe it is time to use the platform of TheOOZE to highlight established and yet-to-be-discovered leaders, and to help you collaborate with those who have a similar heart and passion to change the world for the better.
TheOOZE continues to evolve.
Publisher – Spencer Burke
Managing Editor – Caleb Seeling
Design & Creative Direction – Jon Irvine