Just received this promotional email content which looks interesting. The training is only £8 and it’s visiting Gravesend in November. Booking can be made here
Lifelong disciples of Jesus – that’s what we want for the children and young people we know. So why do many give up on their faith in their teenage years or as they enter adult life? What strategies can we employ so that faith matures rather than dies?
Organised in partnership wtih Urban Saints and Oxford CYM, the Sticky Faith training tour will seek to look at the findings of the research carried out by the Fuller Youth Institute and then apply this to our own situations. Having considered what ‘Sticky Faith’ looks like and what some of the stumbling blocks to it are, delegates have the opportunity to explore how to put this into practice at church, home and school.
One of the key findings is the importance of helping young people develop a web of relationships at church from a broad range of ages. How this is done will vary from church to church, but it is vital that churches look at how they can involve and integrate children and young people as fully as possible into the life of the church. Parents are challenged to consider how best to talk to their children about faith and how to develop practices in the home that allow faith to be seen and experienced as naturally as possible.
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The details of the programme for each evening are as follows:
7.00pm Registration, refreshments, browse resources
7.30pm Welcome and introductions
7.40pm What is Sticky Faith?
8.15pm Making faith stick at home, church, and school
9.15pm Making it happen
Venues and dates for Autumn 2013
The details of our Autumn 2013 tour are confirmed as follows:
SWINDON Wednesday 2nd October
Freshbrook Evangelical Church, SN5 8NU
SLOUGH Wednesday 9th October
St George’s Church, Britwell, SL2 2LX
FARNBOROUGH Thursday 10th October
St Peter’s Church, GU14 7AP
HASTINGS Tuesday 5th November
Halton Baptist Church, TN35 5LU
HAVERING Thursday 7th November
Church of the Good Shepherd, Romford, RM5 3BA
CANTERBURY Monday 11th November
St Mary Bredin, CT1 3JN
GRAVESEND Tuesday 19th November
Emmanuel Baptist Church, DA12 1BB