Here are the details for the ReSource weekends for the next academic year!
They all promise to be excellent immersive mission experiences and a great
You can do any single weekend or do several. We recommend four over time!
Missional diversity in commuter belt
Come to what you might think of as an affluent, shopping destination in the suburbs south west of London to meet some ordinary Christians doing extraordinary things! This ReSource weekend in Kingston offers a diverse range of stories and experiences of mission as a variety of people groups are imaginatively reached with Gods love. It could be through a Christian version of a Mind, Body, Spirit fair, Kingston Universitys chaplaincy service, the reclaiming of a nationally significant historic church building in the town centre, by hospitality to the poor and needy or through seeking to bless park users on a Sunday morning. Hosted by Sacred Space Kingstons missional community, in collaboration with Eden People, Guildford, there will be plenty to inspire you and spark the imagination in whichever context you are seeking to do new things
What is church?
There will be a wide focus to this weekend as we connect with different mission initiatives across a city. We will hear from pioneers engaging with very diverse social contexts in networks and neighbourhoods. It should provide all sorts of questions around what is church? as participants explore very different models of building faith communities,from large to small and from simple organic church to networked church, missional households and other fresh expressions.
Bob and Mary Hopkins
Holding the Tension
Come and explore Southall with its temples, mosques and gurdwaras; and churches in their midst asking how we build bridges, seek the common good and are intentionally missional in a multi-religious context?
Wales Forest Church
Many people can describe transcendent moments in nature where they feel deeply connected to something bigger than themselves; John Muir wrote 'Id rather be in the mountains thinking about God, than in church thinking about the mountains. Forest Church is a way to explore that connection within community – and it isnt just normal church happening outside, instead it attempts to participate with creation. As Earth Spiritualities grow in popularity, Forest Church is a path from within the Christ Tradition – easy to set up, free to run and rich in experiential possibility and Divine encounter, as St Paul said, 'Gods eternal power and character cannot be seen. But from the beginning of creation, God has shown what these are like by all he has made.' The weekend will take place in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales with input from Bruce Stanley, author of Forest Church and John Bimson, tutor at Trinity Theological College.