‘Discover Bible’ app
The leaders of the Walsall Heathlands Mission (a partnership serving the communities of Blakenall Heath, Leamore and Beechdale), have developed the ‘Discover Bible’ app, which provides thirty studies leading from creation to Christ. The studies are available in several languages in both text and audio format. Find out more about the Heathlands Mission HERE and about the Discover Bible app HERE.
‘Messy Vintage’ is a way into worship for older people, regardless of their background or faith journey. Messy Vintage creates a gentle and enjoyable way into worship for people in later life, reflecting the Messy Church approach and values (Christ-centred; based on creativity, hospitality and celebration; inclusive and intergenerational). Discover more about Messy Vintage via THIS LINK.
‘Firestarters’ in Stafford
Firestarters is a community of Baptist churches, led by the leaders of some of the fastest-growing ‘Baptists Together‘ churches, who are eager to grow and learn together with a commitment to seeing people saved by Jesus. The aim is to see ‘100 Baptists Together churches see twice the number of baptisms in the 12 months following as the five years previously’. The community’s strapline is ‘Growing churches, helping grow churches.’ The aim has been pursued through a series of 24-hour conversations to share stories and lessons learnt, and to encourage churches to be courageous in mission. One of the leaders of the Firestarter community is Alex Harris, pastor of Stafford’s Beacon International Baptist Church. A 24-hour Firestarter conversation will be based at the church on 1-2 October 2019.
The 2019 ‘Navigating Change’ Conference will take place on Tuesday 19 – Wednesday 20 November at Swanbank Mission, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. The theme of the gathering is IDENTITY. The focus will be on ‘What now for the Methodist People? How does their common heritage of Evangelism, Discipleship, Church Growth and Social Action prepare and equip them for a common task going forward?’ Keynote speakers include Revd Dr Jen Smith (Wesley’s Chapel), Professor Anthony Reddie (Council for World Mission) and Revd Dr Martyn Atkins (Westminster Central Hall). Information and booking via THIS LINK.