Let me welcome officially a new group. emRG stands for European Missions Research Group, a "a collaborative learning network for missions researchers to jointly gather and effectively communicate accurate, relevant research in order to catalyze the multiplication of believing fellowships throughout Europe"
emRG is the official research network of Hope For Europe, and one of the many ways DAWN ministries is silently working underground to boost Gods work globally. You will also see Reinhold on HPE as one of the church planting coordinators.
The leader of emRG, Andreas Wolf (Andi) is a DAWN colleague of mine and we see each other about 4x a year. Andreas and his wife are coming over to see me in Scotland this month. Andi is a research geek and just loves numbers and powerpoints and mindmapping software. The guy mindmaps every conversation. Honestly. I could show you vastly complicated maps based on the most trivial of after dinner conversations. He probably mindmaps his romantic conversations with his wife and power points them afterwards for evaluation and confirmation. Andreas is blogging in both German and English at Andisperpective.typepad.com. Scott Friderich (who sometimes appears at Suddenly Seminary as "BudapestScott") is also part of emRG and is also a numbers geek like Andi. And both these guys are hooked up with Eurochurch network (the network formerly known as the European Church Growth Association) which is the same group that I spoke to in 2003 and led them in a worship experience that involved images taken on the property that morning.
As for emRG . . . more power to you and we look forward to hearing some numbers that inspire us!