Mission, Evangelism and Discipleship

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Talking Faith for Ordinary People

Sat 26 Jan 10am-1pm, The Church on Oakwood - BOOK NOW!
Sat 16 Feb 10am-1pm, St Helen, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW!

The Bible tells us, ‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.’ Yet, sharing our faith story with those outside the church can be a daunting prospect.

This workshop is designed to remove the fear from sharing our faith story and give some practical thoughts and ideas of how we can do so more effectively.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Everybody Welcome: Welcoming and Integrating Newcomers into the Church

Tue 12 Feb 7pm-9pm, Derby Church House - BOOK NOW!
Wed 20 Feb 7pm-9pm, St Helen, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW!

Almost every church will tell you that they are welcoming-and yet, typically only around 10% of people who try a church will join. Bob Jackson writes, ‘True welcome is about active encouragement into the heart of the community of the church, and its job is not done until someone is completely at home, a valued, contributing member of the Body of Christ.’

This workshop looks at various aspects of a church’s welcome and introduces tools to help churches become truly welcoming.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Flourishing Church: Seeking Health & Growth in Your Church

Wed 13 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Nicholas, Allestree - BOOK NOW!
Tue 19 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - BOOK NOW!

We long for our churches to flourish and grow- but how do we enable that to happen as church leaders? This workshop is designed for small groups of both lay and ordained leaders in a church to attend together and, by looking at the purpose and character God calls his church to have and introducing further tools and resources, helps them to consider how they can lead their churches into health and growth.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Sharing the Good News: Effective Evangelism for the Local Church

Sat 06 Apr 10am-1pm, St John Institute, Tideswell - BOOK NOW!
Sat 13 Apr 10am-1pm, The Church on Oakwood - BOOK NOW!

‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved,’ but Paul reminds us that in order for someone to respond to the Good News, the church must proclaim it to them (Rom 10 : 13-15 ).

This is evangelism, and it is at the heart of our calling as the church. But how can we do that effectively, sensitively and appropriately in our culture today? This workshop helps small groups of lay and ordained church leaders together to answer that question.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Fresh Expressions 1: Getting Started with Fresh Expressions

Mon 04 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Andrew, Swanwick - BOOK NOW!
Thu 16 May 7pm-9pm, Holy Trinity, Mapperley - BOOK NOW!

Starting a fresh expression can seem complicated and diffcult for many churches- and yet, it need not be. This workshop gives some practical advice and ideas about how to get started with fresh expressions, without assuming any previous knowledge or experience. It introduces the idea of fresh expressions, explores why we should consider using them and leads people in some simple steps to start their fresh expressions journey.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Fresh Expressions 2: Growing Disciples in Fresh Expressions

Mon 08 Jul 7pm-9pm, St Thomas, Brampton - BOOK NOW!
Mon 15 Jul 7pm-9pm, Holy Trinity, Mapperley - BOOK NOW!

This workshop is designed for those churches that already have a fresh expression but want to move to the next stage with it. The workshop focuses on two particular areas; making and growing disciples within your fresh expression and growing your fresh expression by replicating it. Although it follows on from ‘Fresh Expressions 1,’ the workshop doesn’t assume that you have attended this frst.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Occasional Offces & Mission 1: Baptisms

Tue 17 Sep 7pm-9pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - BOOK NOW!
Wed 25 Sep 7pm-9pm, St Nicholas, Allestree - BOOK NOW!

In 2016 the Church of England baptised 112,000 children under the age of 12. That presents a huge mission opportunity- but are we making the most of it? Based on excellent research and thinking by the Life Events team of the Archbishops’ Council, this workshop helps churches to consider how they can be more effective in welcoming baptism families, giving them a wonderful experience and inviting them to explore their own journey of faith.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Occasional Offces & Mission 2: Weddings

Wed 08 May 7pm-9pm, St Thomas, Derby - BOOK NOW!
Mon 20 May 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!

In 2016, the Church of England conducted 43,000 weddings. That presents a huge missional opportunitybut are we making the most of it? Based on excellent research and thinking by the Life Events team of the Archbishops’ Council, this workshop helps churches to consider how they can be more effective in welcoming
couples for marriage, giving them a wonderful experience and inviting them to explore their journey of faith together.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Occasional Offces & Mission 3: Funerals

Mon 04 Nov 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!
Tue 19 Nov 7pm-9pm, Emmanuel, Swadlincote - BOOK NOW!

In 2016, the Church of England conducted 139,000 church-led funerals. It is a wonderful privilege to draw alongside families at such a diffcult time, offering light and hope in Jesus Christ. Based on excellent research and thinking by the Life Events team of the Archbishops’ Council, this workshop helps churches to consider how they can be more effective in their funeral ministry, helping them to love and care for those who are bereaved.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Planting New Congregations

Sat 05 Oct 10am-4pm, All Saints, Marlpool - BOOK NOW!
Sat 19 Oct 10am-4pm, St Thomas, Brampton - BOOK NOW!

Throughout church history, one of the most effective ways for the church to grow has been through planting- creating new churches and congregations from existing ones. This day-long workshop helps churches to prayerfully consider, without assuming any knowledge or experience, their own way forward with God in this exciting way of growing His Kingdom.

These sessions are open to all.

 

Being a More Inclusive Church

Wed 22 May 7pm-9pm, Church House - BOOK NOW!
Wed 23 Oct 7pm-9pm St Helen, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW!

‘Drawing the circle wider... and wider’- this workshop will explore why the principles of inclusion are central to the mission of the church.

Inclusion is actually a very simple concept of enthusing all that we do with a deep desire to bring all into the love of Christ and speak the word of God afresh to our generation.

We will look at how relatively small changes can help the local church engage in radical hospitality and radically refocus mission for growth.

This is a practical workshop for those interested in exploring issues of inclusion in areas like disability, addiction, mental health, gender, age, sexuality and poverty; it will also introduce the work of the educational charity Inclusive Church.

Together we’ll try to discern the difference between being a welcoming church and being an inclusive church and why that is important.

These sessions are open to all but spaces are limited, so please pre-book.

 

Come & See: Creating a Culture of Invitation in Your Church

Sat 02 Nov 10am-1pm, St Thomas, Derby - BOOK NOW!
Sat 23 Nov 10am-1pm, St Helen, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW!

Jesus invited Andrew to ‘come and see,’ and Andrew, in turn, invited his brother Simon.

Philip invited Nathaniel to ‘come and see’ Jesus. Our churches may have heartfelt worship, wonderful teaching and amazing programmes, but without that simple invitation, no one will ever experience them.  

This workshop will help churches develop a culture of invitation that is key to all they do.

These sessions are open to all.

 

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