CPAS brings their extensive experience of growing leaders in churches to help Messy Churches. BRF’s Messy Church team and CPAS are working together to help Messy Church team members and leaders of all ages become better leaders through team-building work and leadership theory and reflective practice. These hands-on, fun, fast-moving and action-packed training days will give to those aged 9-99 (and older if required) the opportunity to understand more of the practicalities of leading a Messy Church, develop their teamwork and reflect on their inner relationship with God and those around them.
Take your Messy team to a different level. Come as a team! Bring your leaders young and old! A fun, inspirational, useful and paradigm-shifting all-age training day.
When? Saturday 14 November 2015
Where? St Paul’s Church, Oak Rd, Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8DT
Cost? £10 per adult, children 9-16 free.
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Hosted by the Central Readers’ Council of the Church of England and open to all:
Motivational teaching, practical resource centre, inspiring worship, 24-7 prayer, world food, Messy Church
With Paula Gooder, Mark Greene, Mark Russell, Pete James, Debbie Thrower and many others
Lucy, Jane and Martyn will all be there running Messy Church, leading seminars and looking forward to chatting to as many of you as possible.
Where: De Montfort Hall, Leicester
When: 16 July 2016 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
For further information and to book visit www.readers.cofe.anglican.org or tel 0116 233 3111
Cost: £5 per ticket, under 5s free. Block booking advised as there is a £3 booking fee per booking
Celebrating and learning with the worldwide family of Messy Church
When: Monday, 16 May 2016 – 12:00pm to Wednesday, 18 May 2016 – 2:30pm
Where: High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8SG. UK
An unmissable opportunity for all those involved in or interested in developing Messy Church to come together to share good practice and discover the latest developments in the fields of Messy mission and discipleship. Most importantly it is a chance to meet the Messy Church team and other practitioners from across the world. For all of us it will be a joy to seek God’s help with the way forward in our different nations and to make sure that, as it grows, it remains a global interdependent network based on godly friendship and mutual respect.
Messy Church is the most commonly used example of a fresh expression of church, with around 3000 registered examples across about 20 countries. What is being learnt in and through Messy Church is of benefit to anyone involved in other forms of fresh expression or more traditional church ministry.
Who is it for?
Particularly those with a strategic missional role locally, regionally or nationally such as:
•National and Regional Coordinators of Messy Church
•Mission Enablers and other church leaders who want to explore the possibilities of Messy Church in their country or region
•National or local Fresh Expressions Coordinators
•Leaders and teams of local Messy Churches from countries outside the UK
•Leaders and teams of Messy Churches in the UK
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A training day for those serious about teaching the Bible to children.
40% of the Bible consists of stories. So, learning to tell a story well is an essential skill for anyone serious about teaching the Bible.
This training day will teach you the theory of preparing and presenting a Bible story as well as give you ample hands-on experience with a particular passage for you to take away and use in your ministry.
Rory Bell is director of Teaching and Training Ministries, an organisation that equips ordinary people to teach the Bible to children.
Rory and his wife, Kim, have worked in a number of different sized churches in a range of contexts both in South Africa and the UK. He has conducted extensive training in churches and theological colleges in South Africa, Singapore, Dubai, Zimbabwe, Uganda and throughout the UK and parts of Europe.
When? Saturday 17 October 2014, 10am to 4pm
Where? Christ Church Westbourne (Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Dorest, BH4 8ER)
Cost? £18 per person (includes refreshments but bring your own packed lunch)
Booking is essential: www.tntministries.org.uk/conferences
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We’re pleased to confirm that Sarah Long has been appointed Youth Adviser in the School of Mission, and will start work on 7 September 2015.
Sarah has been working most recently with Romance Academy, a national charity that helps young people both inside and outside the church to explore how to build healthy relationships. In addition to engaging directly with young people, she has had the pleasure of working with youth workers and parents across the UK to tackle tricky topics well with their teenagers.
Prior to this she was Youth director at St Paul’s Church, Camberley, heading up youth work in line with their vision “Living Christ in Camberley”.
“It’s a real privilege to be joining the diocese and the School of Mission. I’m really looking forward to meeting and working with all those involved in youth ministry, as we begin to discover together what the 4 Strategic Priorities look like amongst the young people of the Winchester diocese.”