Beauty out of brokenness
"There's hope in broken people. There's beauty in broken things. That's not just what happened to us but what also God wanted to do through us - bring hope, expose beauty."
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.
Democracy and Common Good: How we Live Together in Community - London
@OBE Chapel St Paul's Cathedral London EC4M 8AD
St Paul’s Institute’s 2018 series ‘Democracy and the Common Good’ seeks to foster a national conversation to emphasize the value of the common good to arrive at a policy framework to help address the existing anxieties facing our society.
How we Live Together in Community focuses in on cities and ask: how can citizens live together in urban spaces? How we build and create cities for the future? How can we engage with our cities to make them work for all people?
Curating Spaces of Hope: Building Capacity for Leadership - Chester
@Chester Cathedral Chester CH1
This series comprises 3 events on the themes of leadership, social enterprise, coproduction and how they shape action in forming and sustaining Spaces of Hope. The first symposium will inspire with stories of leadership that are guiding public service reform. It will explore shared principles that speak across boundaries in the public square equipping us to embrace our differences and re-connect with our neighbours.
New Parish Conference UK 2018 - Birmingham
@Saint Martin in the Bullring Edgbaston Street Birmingham B5 5BB
What happens when followers of Jesus who have been fostering life giving roots in their neighbourhood begin weaving connective links with one another across places? Encouragement happens... Collaboration happens… Transformation happens. A Movement Begins!
Are you a ministry or community leader that wants to grow the fabric of love and care in the neighbourhood? Join hundreds of practitioners for the 5th annual New Parish Conference.
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