While we in the emerging church conversation love to be ambiguous and anti-programmatic, dispelling all need for cookie cutters, sometimes we just have to offer a basic recipe.
So here is our most basic recipe for baking a hot loaf of emergent cohortness:
1) One to two organizers/facilitators excited about local face-to-face conversations.
2) 4-5 other interested people who will form the dough
3) Add a good handful of constructive dialog (never add cynicism or angst)
4) If you decide this is going to be a loaf for a delicate palette add a good collection of emergent books like "Generous Orthodoxy" to start off the feast. If this loaf is for those with advance and/or adventurous tastes, then throw in a cocktail of your own spices and ingredients (write your own theology, start a revolution!).
5) Place dough within a container (recommended: a consistent meeting place/time) and cover with some communication (recommended: a blog [see www.blogger.com for a free blog] and email list).
6) Let bake for about a month and see if the dough rises.
...or in other word, find a couple of people, decide on what/when/where you want to do, create some communication, and then see where it leads. And at any step of the process, email us and let us know where you are at and how we might help.