Many of us have enjoyed an evening around a campfire. Rev. Selina Garner, Wellington and District Team Vicar and Missioner, has combined campfire and worship in a number of creative ways. Perhaps your church could draw from Selina’s experiences and ideas, which she shares in the article?
What do you talk about with your non-Christian friends?
The weather? The latest box sets on Netflix? Has the size of a Cadbury’s cream egg really got smaller? For most of us perhaps, it’s not too difficult to find something trivial to talk about; maybe even with people we don’t know so well.
But what about the subject of faith? Is it easy to share the good news with our friends, family, neighbours and colleagues? How about people in our wider community and those on the fringes of our churches?
The folk at our Strategic Partner 'The Ugly Duckling Company' has been wondering the same thing as Director Sharon Lanfear explains.
What is the vision and purpose of welcoming people to our Christian gatherings? The answer, is, of course, to lead people towards getting to know Jesus, either for the first time or once again.
We asked David Flavell, Minister of The Point, Hexham, to offer an insight to how they approach their welcome, his response is both creative and in truth confirms what we would all like to hear.
Rural Ministries is delighted to be partnering with the Anglican diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich in 2018 to deliver a new missional initiative. We invited Bishop Mike Harrison, Bishop of Dunwich which includes the diocese of St. Edmunsbury and Ipswich to explain more about the missional process and our partnership.