Have you ever wanted to invite a friend to Church, but found it too intimidating?
Do you want to be more open with your faith with others, but don’t really know where to begin?
If so you’re not alone, all of us at some time have struggled to talk about the big issues with people in our lives. Reaching out to others isn’t always easy, but we know it’s an important part for growing our faith. Every person sitting in Church is there because someone, somewhere invited them to join in.
The General Assembly in 2021 urged churches to try the Acorn practice. It seeks to connect Christians with the work God is doing in others through caring conversation ACORN stands for:
- ASK: Ask God, is there anyone in our lives we could be reaching out to
- CALL: Listen for what God might be saying
- OBEY: Respond to the call; that could be inviting them to Church, asking them out for a catch up, or just asking ‘how are you doing?’
- REPORT: Share with others about how it went: did it go well? How did you feel?
- NOTICE: Reflect on what God has done in and through you
We are hosting an evening with the creator of ACORN, as a well as ‘Back to Church Sunday’, Michael Harvey at the Church. This will be on Thursday 28 April 7.30-9.30pm. The event is free but booking online is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acorn-spring-roadshow-tickets-309414666597
If you can not make any of these dates & locations but want to find out more, do contact Rob Rawson email@example.com for further info.