Autumn Representative Synod 2018

Autumn Synod met on the 8th September at Bede Academy in Blyth. Synod started with sung worship led by Tim Wolley and Stephen welcomed everyone to synod.  Particulary those who have moved into the district to take up roles within the life of the churches, circuits and district. Elaine Lindridge brought her report as District Evangelism Enabler and reminded us …

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 …

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 …