13 August 2012
New forum for church leaders reaching out in communities
Church leaders are being invited to attend the first meeting of a forum that will help them to reach out to people in their local communities.
The idea for the forum came out of a Methodist Fresh Ways of Working group tasked by the Methodist Conference with supporting the development of new expressions of Church. The Fresh Ways Practitioners' Forum is open to church leaders who want to expand their outreach. People wishing to broaden their ethnic or language-based congregations or groups are also invited to attend the forum's first meeting on 3 December from 10am to 4pm at Methodist Church House in London. A light lunch will be provided.
The Revd Joanne Cox, Evangelism in Contemporary Culture Officer, said: "The forum has the potential to be a challenging and encouraging place. It will recognise the work that is happening across the Connexion in the areas of mission, church growth, church planting, language and ethic-based congregational development."
UPDATE: This event is now fully booked.