CAPTION: Delegates at Mission Shed raise their tea cups for Thy Kingdom Come

Hope at Mission Shed

Posted: 1st May, 2018

Barry introduces the day

Around 80 people gathered at the Mission Shed central ‘Reasons for Hope’ event last Saturday in Cullompton organised by Barry Dugmore our Diocesan Mission Enabler.

Barry said: “Rachel Jordan-Wolf (Church of England National Evangelism adviser) inspired us to be more confident in sharing our faith, citing encouraging findings from the Talking Jesus research on attitudes towards faith, Christians and the person of Jesus. Kim Brown shared the story of Upper Room, a fresh expression of church in Cirencester.

“The day also included seminars on practical evangelism in the local church, growing whole life followers of Jesus, Mission shaped church in the anglo-catholic tradition, sports evangelism, Wild church and Church army’s ministry on a Paignton estate.”

Paul Reisbach, diocesan Youth Work Adviser, who was also helping on the day, said: “It was a great day; it was wonderful to see so many people gathered from across our diocese and across traditions to be encouraged, empowered, and equipped to better share the good news of our faith. There was a really good range of workshops that clearly spoke practically and thoughtfully into what can often be a challenging part of our ministry.”

Mission sheds are local resource hubs that gather three times a year to help share ideas, teaching and resources for growing our churches. The ‘central’ event is an annual gathering offering a whole day of resourcing.

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