Priorities of the Board for Church & Society (BCS) shape and direct our MISSION activity:-
“Our priorities are based on a holistic understanding of contextual mission including social justice, reaching out to those unconnected to church, community engagement, promotion of the gospel, discipleship and engagement with issues in wider society.”
The detailed priorities are available here: BCS Priorities 2016
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New in 2017! Grants for Fresh Expressions & missional Congregations
We are pleased to announce that we are in a position to invite applications for grant funding, specifically for the start-up of fresh expressions or mission-focused congregations. These grants are designed to enable the development of fresh expressions and/or mission-focused congregations over the first 3 years.
Grants are available for:
- a maximum of £3,500 (spread over 3 yrs) for a monthly meeting,
- and £14,500 (spread over 3 yrs) for a weekly meeting.
To apply for a Grant, please complete and return your application to Canon Tim Lomax, Director of Mission, at BCS Office; the Application Form is available here – a Word version of the application form is available upon request – contact BCS
2017 Highlights to look out for …
Praxis South ‘Worshipping where people are: transforming lives’ A day exploring the Eucharist as a meal with friends and investigating worship beyond words; helping us to relate to those who may find it difficult to engage with worship.
On Thursday 18th May 2017 10.30am – 3.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge SE1 9DA – for details of the day’s programme, speakers and booking, see flyer : Worshipping where people are
(Praxis seeks to encourage and equip people to create, lead and participate in acts of worship which enable transformation)
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. He is calling on Christians to pray that people might know Jesus Christ, with their prayers especially focused between Ascension and Pentecost – so from 25th May to 4th June 2017.
The hope is that:
- people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually or as a family,
- churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world,
- people will be transformed through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby
Leading your Church into Growth
This valuable conference is planned for September of next year. It will be held at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire, and is offered at a greatly reduced cost of £100 per person for each attendee.
For further information, please email: Jaspreet Biring or call her on 01727 818151.
You can book places on this conference now, via our EGP bookings page – see:
Share this great opportunity with others in your church – you can download the flyer on the left here: LYCiG flyer