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Training and Events

Here you will find details of training and events being run by the Parish Development and Evangelism Team.

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Transforming Church, Transforming Lives training day - New Worshipping Communities

Date: 10 June 2017 10:00 -16:00

Address: St Saviour's Church, Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4QD

 

Come and join us at our first Transforming Church, Transforming Lives training day. 

Only 9% of people in the UK attend church – our existing churches are not reaching large parts of our communities. 10 June will be a great opportunity for lay people and clergy alike to think about whether they could be part of a team starting a new worshipping community. Come along on 10 June to hear about:

  • What a new worshipping community might look like

  • How do you begin – even if you haven’t got a clue!

  • What help is available

  • Pioneers’ experiences

Our key note speaker on the day will be Revd Canon Dave Male, who is the National Adviser for Pioneer Ministry.  Previously David spent seven years as the vicar of the Net Church in Huddersfield which was one of the first fresh expressions in the UK. He has written a number of books around pioneering issues including his latest publication How to Pioneer – Even if You Haven’t Got a Clue.

Tickets: £10 for an individual, or £20 for a team of up to 10 people. You can book your tickets ​here.

Getting there: there is plenty of public parking in central Guildford, including opposite St Saviour's. If you are coming by train it is a short walk from the station.

Lunch: please bring your own lunch. There are also plenty of shops and cafes within an easy walk of St Saviour's if you would like to buy your lunch on the day.

Evangelism and Church Growth

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Confidence in Talking about Faith

was identified as a key issue holding back church growth by those who responded to the Bishop’s Common Purpose survey.  Help is at hand.

“Be Prepared to Give an Answer” is a 1 ½ to 2 hour session aimed at all Christians who want to become more confident in talking about their faith and sharing it with others. Led by Alan Hulme, Director of the Diocesan Parish Development and Evangelism Team and others.

You find a venue and at least 50 people (there is no upper numbers limit) and we will come and deliver it.

We don’t have to give people new skills (they know how to chat with friends), we don’t have to give people new information (they already know their own faith journeys). This seminar aims simply to add some confidence and motivation.

Booking: contact pdet.admin@cofeguildford.org.uk  or phone 01483 484902 to discuss.

Local Mission Training Programme Spring 2017

Please take a look at our new brochure for all upcoming local mission training events including:

How to create a church development plan

A strategic approach to Healthy Small Groups

Lessons from the Guildford Messy Church Working Party Report

Now that we have a Church Development Plan - what do we do?


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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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