Digital mission - 2
We need to be present at the wells, the pools and the marketplaces just as Jesus was in our online communities. Where could these be for you? Could it be the local Facebook group, local hashtags, local business social media?
Digital mission - 1
How can we as Christians, as church communities, mark success as digital missionaries? The danger is that we could get sucked into the influencer culture - narcissistic, chasing mass approval and likes. What can we do differently?
Connecting social action and faith-sharing
A helpful booklet about lessons learnt from social action + faith sharing. Case studies, tips and practical suggestions. "When you meet a need, you create a context to share something of the hope we have."
Online - Fresh Expressions - Church at the economic margins
Open to all denominations.
To share what we are noticing about new ways of being church in our communities amongst people experiencing economic poverty.
To reflect on the lived experience of people experiencing poverty.
To reflect on nurturing small groups, connecting with our communities beyond the walls of church buildings
To reflect on the fresh expressions of church journey and values in way which might lead to serving neighbour and neighbour loving Jesus.
To learn from each other, share good practice and resources
To be honest about the challenges
To witness to the need for the wider church to be changed by the gifts of people at the economic margins
Move beyond the middle-class norms dominating fresh expressions of church in some people’s minds
There is a real crisis emerging in the cost of living across the UK will result in greater numbers of people being destitute and people experiencing poverty in greater numbers.