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On this page you will find details of upcoming Zoom meetings and webinars hosted by the Evangelism and Growth Team. Join with us as we reflect on our practice together and spur each other on to live out our renewed commitment to becoming a growing, evangelistic, justice-seeking, inclusive church. Click on the webinar title to register and receive joining instructions. The auto live transcript option in Zoom is enabled for all our webinars.

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Evangelism for leaders

This course is for leaders who really want to reach new people but also understand that evangelism is a word with baggage. It's for leaders who want to discover their inner evangelists - and it's for those who'd rather they remained undiscovered! It's for leaders who are thinking: 'evangelism was never part of my training for ministry' or 'if I mention evangelism in my place, everyone will run a mile and never come back'. It's for leaders who are wondering how to help others grow in confidence in their faith. It's for leaders who know they have a responsibility when it comes to evangelism, but are busy people trying to keep the show on the road. It's for leaders who are questioning whether evangelism is possible in a holistic, inclusive, relational and authentic way.  

This is a free course for all leaders in the Methodist Church (lay and ordained, paid and unpaid, including but not exclusive to Chairs, Superintendents, Presbyters, Deacons, Local Lay Pastors, Pioneers, Children, Youth and/or Family Workers, Chaplains, Church or Circuit Stewards, or leaders of mission, social action or outreach projects).  Dates for 2021 and registration details are available here.  If you have any questions please contact Holly Adams, Evangelism and Contemporary Culture Officer.

 

An introduction to Church at the Margins 

Monday 8th November 2021, 7.00 to 8.30 pm

Poverty across the UK is rising with a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and communities. How should we respond? What is God’s invitation to us? This webinar offers an  introduction to the vision and values of Church at the economic margins with stories from local practitioners in urban and rural contexts.

 For: Yorkshire Plus Learning Network region. (This webinar will be repeated across each learning network region)

Hosted: by Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer and Sarah Hulme, Rural Officer.

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Webinar Series on Social Justice and Evangelism: A conversation with the President, Revd Sonia Hicks

Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 7-8.30pm

Rising fuel costs and benefit cuts will have a direct impact on people who are already struggling. The Revd Sonia Hicks was on BBC One's Sunday Morning Live on 17 October as part of a panel discussing the consequences of the cut to Universal Credit and how churches are responding. You can watch again here (from 23mins) and then come and join a conversation with the President and practitioners who will share stories of how they are responding to God’s love for all people.

Open to all
Hosts: Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer and Paul Morrison, Policy Advisor, Methodist Church
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An intergenerational approach to A Methodist Way of Life

Tuesday 23 November 7.30-9.00

How do we encourage every generation to grow in faith together? What can we learn from each as we walk our discipleship journeys? A Methodist Way of Life is a framework that will support you as you develop a discipleship culture that will support every generation in living out their faith in evangelism, service, worship and learning. Join us to listen to stories, learn about some helpful tools and be encouraged and refreshed in your work. We’ll also be presenting a new resource for Intergenerational Worship. This webinar in being run by Abi Jarvis (Evangelism and Growth), Gail Adcock (Children, Youth & Families) and Carla Quenet (Learning Network). REGISTER NOW

 

Everyone an evangelist, even Chaplains?

Date and time: Tuesday 23rd November 2021

19:00 – 20:30

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So much of what it means to be a chaplain is also what it means to be an evangelist. Chaplains and evangelists are motivated by faith to go wherever people are, being guests in different contexts and communities, building relationships with grace and vulnerability and sharing in the good news with those they meet. How can chaplains more fully embrace their inner evangelist, and what can our wider church learn from chaplains about evangelism? This is a chance for chaplains of all kinds to come together to consider how chaplaincy offers opportunities for faith sharing and how that might be approached appropriately. With an opening theological reflection on evangelism in chaplaincy, there will be time for story-sharing and discussing together what fruitful models of faith sharing look like in your contexts. This will be an evening of sharing, encouragement and challenge and will be hosted by Gary Hopkins, the Connexional Ministry Development Officer who oversees chaplaincy, and Holly Adams, Evangelism and Contemporary Culture Officer. Join us as we open the conversation and begin journeying together in what it means to be chaplains and evangelists, helping others to see God's love in the world.

Running a diverse, inclusive online small group

Monday 29 November 7.00-8.45pm

Is your small group an echo chamber or a marketplace of ideas? Disciples learn from each other, but if our small groups are filled with people just like us, our potential for growth is limited. Join Andy Fishburne and Jill Marsh for an exploration of how to facilitate small groups that will welcome and include people with different experiences and perspectives. There will also be an opportunity to discuss some practical tips for making digital meetings more accessible. REGISTER NOW

  

An introduction to Church at the Margins 

When: 7-8.30pm on Tuesday 22 February 2022

Poverty across the UK is rising with a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and communities. How should we respond? What is God’s invitation to us? This webinar offers an  introduction to the vision and values of Church at the economic margins with stories from local practitioners in urban and rural contexts.

 For:  London Learning Network region. (This webinar will be repeated across each learning network region)

Hosted: by Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer and Sarah Hulme, Rural Officer.

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An introduction to Church at the Margins 

When: 7-8.30pm on Tuesday 1st March 2022

Poverty across the UK is rising with a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and communities. How should we respond? What is God’s invitation to us? This webinar offers an  introduction to the vision and values of Church at the economic margins with stories from local practitioners in urban and rural contexts.

 For: North East Learning Network region. (This webinar will be repeated across each learning network region)

Hosted: by Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer and Sarah Hulme, Rural Officer.

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Evangelism in an Interfaith Context

10th March 2022, 7-8.30pm

Jesus tells us to ‘go out and make disciples’, but what kind of evangelism, if any, is appropriate in an inter-faith context? Is our ultimate aim to convert our siblings of other faiths to Christianity, or can we be confident Christian witnesses while learning from and celebrating the differences in one another’s religions? We’ll tackle these questions and more in this webinar co-hosted by St Philip’s Centre in Leicester and the Evangelism and Growth team of the Methodist Church. There will be an interfaith panel, a keynote theological address, a chance to discuss, and some practical guidance. REGISTER NOW

 

An introduction to Church at the Margins

When: 7-8.30pm on Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Poverty across the UK is rising with a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and communities. How should we respond? What is God’s invitation to us? This webinar offers an  introduction to the vision and values of Church at the economic margins with stories from local practitioners in urban and rural contexts.

For: Scotland & Shetland Learning Network region. (This webinar will be repeated across each learning network region)

Hosted: by Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer and Sarah Hulme, Rural Officer.

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An introduction to Church at the Margins

When: 7-8.30pm on Tuesday 5th April 2022

Poverty across the UK is rising with a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and communities. How should we respond? What is God’s invitation to us? This webinar offers an  introduction to the vision and values of Church at the economic margins with stories from local practitioners in urban and rural contexts.

For: Cymru Wales Learning Network region. (This webinar will be repeated across each learning network region)

Hosted: by Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer and Sarah Hulme, Rural Officer.

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An introduction to Church at the Margins

When: 7-8.30pm on Wednesday 27th April 2022

Poverty across the UK is rising with a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and communities. How should we respond? What is God’s invitation to us? This webinar offers an  introduction to the vision and values of Church at the economic margins with stories from local practitioners in urban and rural contexts.

For: The Eastern Learning Network region. (This webinar will be repeated across each learning network region)

Hosted: by Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer and Sarah Hulme, Rural Officer.

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An introduction to Church at the Margins

When: 7-8.30pm on Thursday 21st June 2022

Poverty across the UK is rising with a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and communities. How should we respond? What is God’s invitation to us? This webinar offers an  introduction to the vision and values of Church at the economic margins with stories from local practitioners in urban and rural contexts.

For: The South East Learning Network region. (This webinar will be repeated across each learning network region)

Hosted: by Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer and Sarah Hulme, Rural Officer.

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 Explore our webinar archive

Recordings of past webinars can be found below, sorted according to the various streams of the Evangelism and Growth strategy.

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