Saturday 18th November 2017
Venue: Highfield Oval, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 4BX
Cost: £20 per person
In preparation for the HOPE Year of Mission in 2018, HOPE and Cell UK are offering a training morning to empower churches and individuals who are seeking to take the opportunity to be a part of this amazing church wide initiative.
Roy Crowne, the Director of HOPE, and Laurence Singlehurst, who is involved in both Hope and Cell UK, will run three sessions on Saturday 18th November, starting at 10.00 am and finishing at 1.00 pm.
This training will be held in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, and will cost £20 per person. Click here to book your place.
|Session 1||Where we are now, and the challenges that face us.|
|Session 2||Conversation and content – how can we have more confidence to share our faith, what kind of language and words do we need and how should we deliver them.|
|Session 3||Opportunities created by having a ‘rhythm of mission’, and how church events and individuals can work together, building mission through personal relationships.|
During these sessions, Roy and Laurence will cover the following topics:
Exploring what God has been doing: the amazing favour that the church has in the UK, which is the result of the social action and good works the church has been undertaking, and the missional initiatives that have historically taken place.
Reflecting on the challenge that now faces the church: research shows that even though 64% of the public know a Christian and like them, when it comes to sharing the content of the Christian message and to sharing our faith through words there is a significant challenge as to how we do that in a way that touches people’s hearts and makes a difference.
Also reflecting on how the Hope Year of Mission in 2018 is not planned as a ‘standalone’ year, instead it is planned as something on which churches can build a ‘rhythm of mission’ year on year. Church members can connect into that rhythm of mission in terms of their relationships, friendships and good works, to help people find faith.