Transforming Neighbourhoods: Discipling Communities.
Engage with those on the front line of cutting edge community mission.
Learn from their experience and be resourced to effectively engage with your local community.
Venue: Woodley Hill House, Eastcourt Avenue, Reading, RG6 1HH
Date: Saturday July 4th 2015
Time: 9am – 1.30pm
Cost: £10 per person. (concession £5)
Registration: register below to book your place for the day. (cost goes up by £2 (£1) for those registering on the day/at the door).
Main Session: Making disciples of our communities; the exciting commission we’ve been given and how as the Body of Christ we can shape and lead our community’s culture and story.
And a choice of 6 workshops covering different components of community mission:
Addressing Poverty: How you can develop a practical response to poverty as part of your community mission. Facilitated by Christian Community Action and Readifood.
Messy Church: ‘A way of being church for families’. In this workshop you’ll find all you need to know to run a Messy Church as part of your community mission, supporting parenting and families in your community. Many have found Messy Church to be a natural ‘next step’ fromOpen Crowd Community Festivals in their rhythm of local mission. Facilitated by Emma Major - Berkshire Rep for Messy Church.
Strengthening Families and Parenting: How you can develop an integrated, holistic approach to reaching and supporting families and family life in your community. GAP education is bringing churches and schools together to support and strengthen families whose kids are struggling to reach their potential. Facilitated by Gillian Morris from GAP Education.
Supporting those with Depression and Anxiety in your community: How can the church care for those who suffer from mental illness and for those who care for them? Fusion Y&C together with churches in Whitley have been piloting a course developed by the Wilberforce Trust. Find out how it could work in your community explore other resources available to churches. Facilitated by Fusion Y&C
Street Parties as a tool for neighbourhood mission: a wonderful British tradition as part of your neighbourhood mission! Effective mission and discipleship takes place through relationship, but how well do you or your fellow church members know your neighbours? This workshop will give you all you need to put on your first street party or similar activity that will help bring your street, village or apartment block together.
Open Crowd Community Festivals as a tool for community mission: whether small or large scale, these events will help build social cohesion, bringing your community together for a taste of God’s kingdom and with the church at the heart. When run at least annually they can help shape the culture of a whole community and become part of its seasonal rhythm. This double workshop will set you up to run Open Crowd Festivals that build a Kingdom legacy in your community as with the South Reading Fun Day.