Check out Evangelism and Growth Webinars & Events

On this page you will find details of both  in-person events and 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 webinar 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.


 Re-imagining discipleship

In-Person Event: Wednesday 12 January 9.30-4.00 *POSTPONED*

Are you interested in exploring how to bring intentional disicpleship growth into your community? Would you value space and time for reflection and conversations with others asking the same questions you are? Join Andy Fishburne and Abi Jarvis for a day at Cliff College, exploring how ideas like discipleship pathways and A Methodist Way of Life can help us to re-engineer our churches to grow in discipleship together. Visit the Eventbrite page for more details and to book a free place.


Positively Rural – Family Engagement Webinar

Webinar: Tuesday 18 January 7:30pm

Lucy Moore (Messy Church) and Caroline Hewlett (Forest Church) explore ways in which we can engage families and work with them in rural contexts.

Register here. 
Deadline: 15 January (for admin reasons)

 Positively Rural is an online community hosted by the Yorkshire Plus Learning Network, but open to anyone of any denomination involved or with an interest in rural ministry, including volunteers, lay workers and clergy.


Dreaming Beyond – making the most of ‘Our Calling’ - stories of #ruralhope

 

Webinar: 27 January 7.30pm

Dreaming Beyond – making the most of ‘Our Calling’ - stories of #ruralhope

For anyone in a rural or small church context.

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An introduction to Church at the Margins:  West Midlands Learning Network region 

Webinar: 7-8.30pm on Tuesday 1 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:  West Midlands 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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Covenant Online Retreat

Webinar: 7-8.30pm on Thursday 3 February 2022

Does our covenant prayer inspire you, or make you run for cover?
Join this online retreat to hear how some young Methodists made a covenant with God, and prayerfully consider which aspects of a Methodist Way of Life you are being called to explore.

Please register here.


Church Planting Intensive

Residential event: Cliff College, 4-6 February 2022 (then monthly online) 

We are keen to equip our pioneers and planters. A key part of this is the launch of our Church Planting Intensive. The Church Planting Intensive is a fully-funded year-long hybrid course. It begins with a residential at Cliff College 4-6 February 2022 and then we meet online each month on the 1st Thursday between 7-9pm.

The course will be a mix of teaching and reflection, times of prayer and deepening our calls, a place to celebrate and be vulnerable, growth as individuals and of the projects we are passionate about. It is going to be a wonderful journey together! If you would like to join this years cohort please fill in the form via this link to register your interest. Places are limited to 40, so get in quick if you are interested.

If you have any queries please email pioneering@methodistchurch.org.uk


Young adult discipleship roundtable

Young adult discipleship roundtable: 8 Feb 2022

Webinar: Tuesday 8 February at 7.00-8.30pm

We want to know what discipleship means to the young adults in our communities and how we can support them in their journeys. Join us on Zoom for an informal chat and a bit of fun. This event is for young adults (c.18-30), not for those working with young adults. However, youth workers may join to support young people aged 14-18 who might like to take part.

If you're a leader in your church or pioneer community, encourage a young adult in your church or pioneer community to come along to this online roundtable hosted by Abi Jarvis, Evangelism & Growth, and Meg Prowting, Children, Youth & Families.

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Party Planning for Mission

Webinar: Tuesday 15 February at 7.30pm

 

Community parties are a great way to reach out to our communities in mission. So, grab a bowl of trifle and put on your party hats, and come and join the webinar as we explore the practicalities of planning a community event that is rooted in prayer and that brings together the whole neighbourhood to celebrate together. Whether your church is in a rural or urban context, a one-off event can be a wonderful way to build relationships and reach new people. But what do we need to consider when we’re planning? How can we make sure we’re being inclusive? And how might we incorporate prayer?

Hosted by the Learning Network and the Evangelism and Growth team, this webinar seeks to prepare us for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Thy Kingdom Come 2022, when many neighbourhoods will run street parties or community events to celebrate – but the learnings will be transferable to other mission events too. We’ll bring the party poppers and bunting, you bring your enthusiasm for mission in your local community!

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An introduction to Church at the Margins:  London Learning Network region 

Webinar: 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 : North East Learning Network region 

Webinar: 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

Webinar: 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: Scotland & Shetland Learning Network region

Webinar: 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: Southern & Islands Learning Network region

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.

When: 7-8.30pm on Wednesday 30th March 2022

For: Southern & Islands Learning Network region (if you're not sure which region you're in click here)

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Church at the Margins Training
Beginning a Church at the Margins: A 3 session interactive online course, March/April 2022.

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An introduction to Church at the Margins: Cymru Wales Learning Network region

Webinar: 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: The Eastern Learning Network region

Webinar: 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: The North West and Mann Learning Network region

Webinar: 7-8.30pm on Tuesday 14th 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 North West and Mann Learning Network region (if you're not sure which region you're in click here)

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Dreaming Beyond (topic TBC!)

June 15th 7.30pm – Dreaming Beyond (topic TBC!)

For anyone in a rural or small church context.

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An introduction to Church at the Margins: The South West Learning Network region

Webinar: 7-8.30pm on Tuesday 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 West 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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Church at the Margins Training
Beginning a Church at the Margins: A 3 session interactive online course, June/July 2022 (repeated from March/April).

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Church at the Margins and coastal communities

When: 7-8.30pm Monday 4th July 2022

Do you live or work in an economically struggling UK coastal community? Come and join a conversation with people who want to share and respond to the particular challenges of people in economically marginalised urban and rural coastal contexts.

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