A reminder of forthcoming events during the Diocese’s ‘Strength for the Task‘ season running from 13–23 May. You can view and download a useful events programme ‘flyer’ at the bottom of this page.
Reaching People with Jesus
Sign up now for two evening training sessions that will teach you simple ways to share the Word of God.
Strengthen your faith / Reach others / Grow the church
We are delighted to welcome the CEO of the Pocket Testament League, David Collum, to share with us a simple and highly effective way of reaching people with the Gospel. This way has been used by thousands of church members to engage with over 25 million people in the past 2 years.
These two short sessions over Zoom will involve:
Part 1: Monday 17 May at 7.30 pm
A biblical and simple way to share the Gospel that anyone can do, regardless of your faith journey or own confidence. It’s a way that leans on God’s sovereignty more than our works.
Part 2: Tuesday 18 May at 7.30 pm
Encouraging your church and others in sharing God’s Word and practical ways on how to do this.
Minds Matter with Patrick Regan & Sara Allen
How can churches support those struggling with their mental wellbeing? Register now for this evening Zoom session with Patrick Regan and Sara Allen from Kintsugi Hope.
Patrick and Sara will share the vision and purpose of Kintsugi Hope, a charity which aims to create safe and supportive spaces for those dealing with emotional and mental health challenges.
We’ll also explore how the local church with its commitment people’s spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing can come alongside those who are struggling.
Wednesday 19 May at 7.30 pm. Click here to register
We’re thrilled to have Patrick Regan OBE with us again. Patrick is the founder and CEO of Kintsugi Hope. He is also the founder of urban youth work charity XLP and the author of five books. Sara Allen is the Kintsugi Hope NI Ambassador.
The Challenges of Community Engagement
Register now for this evening Zoom session for churches on effective community engagement, with Gareth Brown from Cinnamon Network.
Gareth will explore some of the challenges that churches face when working with their local communities and provide some practical hints and tips on how we can engage more effectively.
He will also give us access to resources that can help churches take practical steps towards community transformation.
Thursday 20 May at 7.30 pm. Click here to register
We’re delighted to welcome Gareth Brown who works as Co–Head of Church Engagement supporting Cinnamon’s team of Advisors. He is the Co–leader and Community Connector of a growing inner–city church in Smethwick and also works with Smethwick Church Action Network that he helped to set up back in 2014 and today supports over 5,000 people per year. He has a particular interest in churches engaging with community development and social enterprise.
How much more? With John & Anne Coles
We’re delighted that John and Anne Coles will join us to lead 4 one–hour Zoom sessions of refreshing and revisiting ‘what the Father promised’ in the giving of the Holy Spirit.
This free online day is open to all. It will include time for personal reflection, for ‘waiting on the Lord’, for prayer, and for practical exercises to develop our experience of the ministry of the Spirit.
Saturday 22 May from 10.00 am. Click here to register
- 10.00–11.00 am – Being filled, and re–filled with the Spirit
- 11.30–12.30 pm – Hearing what the Spirit is saying today
- 1.30–2.30 pm – Desiring and using the gifts of the Spirit
- 3.00–4.00 pm – Being empowered by the Spirit for Mission
We would love you to join us for as many sessions as possible.
John and Anne Coles
John led the New Wine movement from 2001–2014 and he continues to be involved in teaching and training church leaders. Anne oversees New Wine’s ministry for women and they lead a house church together.
Strength for the Task programme ‘flyer’
You can download (pdf), or print the programme out, using the relevant icons at the top right hand corner of the window below (you may need to click on the >> icon to see these options if you are viewing on a small screen device).