. . . Les for leading the review and
. . . Kirsty for scribing and
. . . all who took part
Please review the list and consider how we could use the list to ensure that God might be glorified in our church and locale
Get in touch with other churches near by
More visible in e.g. schools allotments summer fairs
Be aware of need close by
Signage are we visible enough
Uniformed organisations (leadership, badge work)
Interactions with people who come into buildings/grounds
250 people entering church over a month -playgroup, art society, uniformed organisations, slimming world
What are we involved with in the community? How can we join in with what others are doing?
Does the building look inviting?
Work with Community Centre, Field Court
Put our activities on a newsletter other noticeboards
Something to give new people in the community something to read. Welcome pack
Longest running organisations - playgroup, uniformed organisations
We have been, and are, in it for a long time
Coffee shop, Elevenses, Toddlers
Do things with playgroup etc
Building links with school
Building relationships with families
Investing in people for the long term
Go into groups - lead on particular skills - get known by them
Building 2 way relationships
Motive for extending hospitality
What is a friendly welcome?
Welcome team, listening, engaging
Shared meals, home group socials
Mix with other churches
Different age groups need different things
Carols on the Lawn
Harvest suppers again
Ask (uniformed organisations) for help
Service in allotments
16 areas where hospitality is offered
Invite someone to a shared lunch
Meals with food from different cultures
Include different ages cultures etc
Lead prayers groups families
Services at different times
Celebrate children's work
Space for testimonies
Know your area - isolated?
Children's shoe boxes
Links with Besom
Look at other churches - what are they doing - can we join in
Instigate a gardening group
On line services
How can we adapt to going out into community?
Encourage all to take part
Building something else into social activities
Belonging THEN believing
Help people to belong - to feel part of it
Facilities to offer - using our spaces
ASK people and ENCOURAGE them
Gifts do we know what they are? and use them
Leadership of church groups needs to be christian
Family service - for whole family
From the Growing Good Website . . .
The Growing Good Toolkit is a FREE six session course helping churches explore the connection between social action, discipleship and growth. Through reflection discussion, film and pray
We explore how our churches can be faithful and fruitful in our local communities.
For Christ Church
Many of us in Home Groups have been exploring the "Growing Good" course during Lent.
This is an opportunity to share what we’ve learnt and discuss what aspects are relevant to Christ Church.
Come and hear what different groups learned from the course.
Even if are not in a group or you have not done the course everyone will be welcome
5.30 refreshments 6.00 start. (you missed it - it was on 8th May 2022)