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1st February 2023 visit: wordonthestreets.net

 
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I hope you find the latest blogs below of interest, please pass on to colleagues and/or use the material in your bulletins. This newsletter is stored here for ease of linking if you want people to access all the information.

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geoff-knott
 
Hot Topics
 
Surviving domestic abuse: Sarah’s story  
“The coercive control I experienced was so subtle that I doubted myself. Struggling to trust my own judgement. The helpful thing the Church did was to make it clear that what I was experiencing was not normal.”
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Storybook Dads and Mum  
In UK, 300,000+ children experience the imprisonment of a parent. Storybook enables families to reconnect through magic of storytelling. Helping parents in prison to record bedtime stories, messages for their children on CD or DVD.
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Social Renewal
 
City transformation
One thing we have learned is that when you have purpose plus unity plus communication, you have unlimited potential. We, the Ekklesia and authorities and others, have the same vision - to see our city transformed. God is connecting us.
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SharpFutures 
A social enterprise that helps young people from diverse working-class backgrounds into the creative, digital, tech and film industries. “I’m really sometimes overwhelmed by what these young people achieve when we do make an intervention."
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Marketplace Renewal
 
Tiny farms 
Sparking the creation of a swarm of biointensive microfarms that can be run by people with other jobs. Clusters of these farms can supply regional food to supermarkets, caterers, schools, etc within a radius of 50 miles.
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BUILD 2022 - merging tech skills with faith
A weekend hackathon of cross-church productivity, focus, community building, and worship. Project with biggest potential for Kingdom impact was.. Project people would've liked to work on besides their one was..
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Life Chances
 
Preparing young people for the world of work 
Many think they did not receive enough support in education to prepare for careers. Many dissatisfied with current job, career progression due to poor-quality management and lack of training holding them back.
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Kami - personalised support for every parent  
A family wellness service aimed at companies. Employees can access parental wellness consultants, covering many specialties, via chat or video, plus a range of parenting articles, guides, and tips.
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Events
 
In-Person - Community of Practice - Releasing a Movement of Missionary Disciples 9:30am 7 Feb - 4pm 8 Feb Coventry
The overall theme of the CoP is ‘Releasing a Movement of Missionary Disciples’.
And the 4 strap-lines to go with that will be; A movement founded on breakthrough prayer, A movement fuelled by a disciple-making process, A movement furthered by micro-planting, A movement fulfilled in city-reaching.
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Online - The art of spoken word 12:30pm 9 Feb
Churches Together in England. How to use this powerful form of expression in your church.
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Online - Trauma, Theology and Pastoral Care 1:30pm 16 Feb
Dr Katie Cross and Dr Delroy Hall meet with Dr Selina Stone to discuss how theology and ministry might serve those living with trauma.
Dr Katie Cross is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Aberdeen where her research specialisms and teaching explore trauma theology and particular gender perspectives. Dr Delroy Hall has over 30 years' experience as a counsellor in universities, the NHS, the third sector, and as a church leader.
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Online - Open Book - A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good 7:00pm 23 Feb
Our Christian identity and message is distinctive, and must be declared in word and deed. But how can we do this as one particular voice among many in our pluralistic society, when religious comments on the status quo are often seen as intolerant and unwelcome? And how do we guard against faith’s malfunctions, whether being overly defensive or controlling?
To help you explore these questions, join LICC for a three weekly discussions of Miroslav Volf’s modern classic, A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good.
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The Events calendar, with more events, is here.
 


 
 

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