Intentional Faith Development : Autumn Representative Synod 2016

Autumn Synod met on the 10th September at Bede Academy in Blyth. The theme for the day was Intentional Faith Development which continues the theme from work of Robert Schnase on the five practices of fruitful congregations. Tricia Mitchell gave a report on the work of the Regional Discipleship & Ministries Learning Network and particularly the North-East One Opportunity. This …

Developing Together : Paul Wood from Methodist Connexion

‘They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They …

Small Group Stories from around the District

We heard from two of the districts ministers as they shared with Synod some other types of small groups they have been running. Alf Waite shared with us the story of how a small group that started in the local Starbucks progressed and developed.  This group also birthed another small group that meets in the local Weatherspoon’s that sort to …