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M4M Training Courses

by handrew last modified 01 Mar, 2018 01:13 PM

M4M offers the following courses in 2018 to help equip you and your team for mission in the Diocese of Salisbury.

Thursday 25 January
Pioneering on New Housing Estates with Alison Boulton looking at the practicalities of engaging on new housing estates from set up to active Christian involvement. Her colleague Penny Marsh will tell us of her experience in another area of the country. With potentially 46,000 new homes being built in the diocese, this course will be relevant to many churches and communities.

Saturday 24 March
Messy Science Roadshow with Lucy Moore. Roll up your sleeves and try out science experiments that can be used as illustrations for faith stories and illustrate issues. Suitable for Messy Churches and those running interactive Family Services. It will be a lively morning!

Saturday 28 April
What Makes Churches Grow Led by Bob Jackson who has a wealth of experience in church growth. He will be discussing key growth strategies and offering practical tips, sharing his personal experience and those of others in the field.

Wednesday 16 May
Planning for mission, a deanery perspective. Chris Tebbutt and Andrew Rowlands will share their experiences in planning for mission as a deanery which they have historically, and currently been challenged by. Bring your PCC’s and deanery reps to this ‘hands on’ planning morning. It will reflect on the impact of new housing as part of the mornings content.

Saturday 9 June
Beyond the Fringe, starting a missional community Paul Bradbury and Michael Moynagh will lead this day in Poole where a Missional Community has been created. They aim to inspire and encourage pioneers to consider forming a missional community and talk through the practicalities of doing this. Lunch will be provided for a small fee.

Thursday 19 September
The Language of mission, talking about faith outside the Church Community. Led by Bishop Karen and with examples from Jo Neary, Simon Weedon and Keith Thomasson who will share their own differing situations and how they use inclusive language, safe environments, and local opportunities to share faith with very diverse people groups.

Thursday 18 October
Hospitality –growing church in villages by improving your accessibility. Alan Jeans and Phillip Ostli East will talk through the issues of no water, no toilets, Faculties, community resources on you doorstep and the whole issue of rural churches being hospitable using ingenious, varied and diverse means which usually include food! There will be the chance to visit a church with newly renovated kitchen and toilet area after the course ends at 1pm.

Wednesday 7 November
Beyond the Fringe: starting a missional community. Paul Bradbury will share what he has learnt about creating missional communities. It will be a shortened course based on the 9th June day course and especially in the north of the diocese.

Main contact:

Penny Joyce

07808 181885

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