SPRING MISSION IDEAS

Please note that this section is about to be updated.  Within the dnext 48 hour a video of the presentation will be added to thispage.  Please revisit.

This page links to one of our webinar series where we explore how to enhance missional activity by working with the seasons and making the seasons work for us.

 

Each session reflects on the season of the year, the key events from the church calendar, the key events in our local communities, and the key events in the wider civic calendar.  Against that background there are a range of ideas that can be easily applied to a rural or small church.

 

In addition to the video that will be added soon, there are various pdf documents that you can download that are referred to in the webinar, and other relevant free downloads.  We are always open to learn of other creative ways of sharing the good news about Jesus Christ, so please share yours with us.

Main Handout
This document covers most of the ideas mentioned in the webinar. It is full of ideas and useful links to resources.
Main Handout.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [139.2 KB]

More Ideas to consider

Church Outdoors: http://outdoorchurch.co.uk/walking-church-like-to-hike/  Plan a church ramble or men's walk.  Perhaps through some bluebell woods.

 

Remember that there are major sports events from March to May.  Could you arrange a visit from a Christian sporting personality?  Check   out  www.bbc.co.uk/sport/46484421 for the diary of events (scroll down).  Also look up www.christiansinsport.org.uk

 

The Seasonal Cycle Diagram
Gordon Banks' diagram showing how to relate mission activity to events at different times of year.
Rural Seasonal cycle.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [519.6 KB]
Rogation Idea - A Different Kind of Sowing
Barry Osborne tells the story of how a village congregation made a Bible parable come to life.
A Different Kind of Sowing.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [479.5 KB]
Make your APCM or AGM More Missional
In the secular world AGMs are usually opportunities to reflect on performance related to their missional objectives. This pdf has a number of suggestions for making your annual meeting sharpen up your missional life.
AGM suggestions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [569.8 KB]
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