A call to Christians not to forget the rest of life and ask the question: ‘What should I be doing in my world to bring God’s redemptive love and power into it?’
A ministry of loitering
Jesus was hanging around healing pools, busy street intersections, and wells and revealed to those around him their sacred worth.
Participatory Budgeting - an example
The Government of Ontario recently requested ideas from the public to help problems in one of 5 focus areas. These ideas were shortlisted and voted on by the public. The Government will now spend CAN$5M on 5 of them.
Empty-handed ministers - 2
Are You a Good Neighbour? is an online course designed to help you apply the principles of helping without hurting in everyday life—and take the first steps toward building personal relationships with people in poverty.
A “compassionate community” scheme in Frome aimed at tackling loneliness and associated ill health has helped cut emergency hospital admissions by 17%.
Empty-handed ministers - 1
In stripping your team of their basic resources, Jesus is forcing you to rely completely on the local resources of those you visit due to your posture of dependence.
Culture Maker's Retreat - Reading
@De Vere Wokefield Estate, Reading RG7 3AE
The Retreat will develop a community of like minded people who want to work for the renewal of culture. As well as connecting with others, you will clarify your own sense of call and hear from seasoned practitioners about the lessons they have learned from a lifetime on the front line. For anyone wants to use their gifts and abilities to work to build a better world. This includes those working in the arts, business, education, healthcare, media, science, government, non-profit and other sectors.
Everything Church Leaders' Retreat - N. Hampshire
@Highfield Park Hotel, Hampshire RG27 0LG
The Everything Retreat is open to church leaders and their teams who want to explore what it means to work for the cultural, social and spiritual renewal of our communities.
Attendees come from a wide range of denominations and networks. Speakers include: Jon Tyson, Church of the City, New York - skyping in to talk about building a church committed to the renewal of the city. Rachel Gardner, Romance Academy talking about helping young people engage.
Churches that Change Communities 2018 - Wimbledon
@Everyday Church, 30 Queen's Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 8LR
We still have some way to go until we can truly say we have built churches where the poorest and most vulnerable are not only welcomed, but fully included and involved. This national conference, now in its eighth year, will envision, equip and encourage you to increase your impact on those around you and build churches where people from all backgrounds and social situations worship, lead and serve together.
Everything Conference 2018 - London
@St. Mary's Church, Marylebone W1H 1PQ
Christian mission often focuses on spiritual and social renewal but what about cultural renewal? What part should that play and how should we go about it?
This Conference which is open to all who want to be equipped to use the resources they have to create a better world. There will also be opportunities for worship and prayer and we will hear from our special guests who are all working for cultural renewal in different sectors of society and will equip and inspire us to do the same