8th – 11th November 2018
This is a practical and creative course for anyone interested in exploring how to help their church engage with their local community. We explore the use of art and drama and other creative means to bring familiar Bible passages to life and equip church members with skills, ideas and simple practical ways of building community and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable. Click on the following link for the course flyer and application form.
‘Stories on the Street’ is emotionally and spiritually engaging and contains some great tools for supporting churches to reflect together and listen to their communities. It is a brilliant resource for any church or multi-parish group wanting to think deeply about how they might further love and serve the people they live and worship amongst. Above all, Stories on the Street is FUN, often using exercises that might be more regularly seen in youth work. For us though, that fun, playfulness and laughter generated more energy and creativity than traditional community engagement approaches might have brought to the fore. This is a resource that is worth exploring.
Growing the Rural Church Project Manager
Diocese of Exeter
I really enjoyed all the sessions of ‘Stories on the Street’ but what stood out for me was the range of engaging methods used to bring Bible stories alive in a very inclusive and accessible way and then the challenge to relate our learning to local church and community TODAY. We all took part, we all had fun and we all came away with tools to use and plans for the future. Quotes from the group, ‘We are not the same group of people we were when we started the workshop – we are now filled with hope and excitement.’ ‘Yesterday’s Bible stories are still happening today!’.
Ely Mothers’ Union Diocesan President
For any more information please contact Jackie Mouradian