Small Group Discipleship ​: Spring Representative Synod 2019

Spring Synod met on the 6th April at Emmanuel Academy in Gateshead. The theme for the day was small group discipleship, this comes from the District Mission Plan and is one of the three areas of focus for the district at this time. Synod started with worship led by Rowlands Gill Methodist Church’s band and Stephen Lindridge welcomed everyone to …

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 …

Passionate Worship : Spring Representative Synod 2018

Spring Synod met on the 28th April at Bede Academy in Blyth. The theme for the day was Passionate Worship which continues the theme from the work of Robert Schnase on the five practices of fruitful congregations.  Synod started with sung worship led by Gavin and Cameron Hulme and Adam Wilkinson and Stephen welcomed everyone to synod.  Particulary the local preachers and …

Pioneer Pathways : Ian Bell

Rev Ian Bell shared with us from the Methodist Pioneer Pathway and its importance within the life of the church. How can I get invovled? More information can be found here. Methodist Pioneering Pathways: A Short Introduction from Methodist Church in Britain on Vimeo.

Elaine Lindridge

Synod invites Elaine Lindridge to continue as District Evangelism Enabler

At the autumn synod it was agreed to invite Elaine Lindridge to continue as District Evangelism Enabler for a further 5 years. It was noted how many have benefited from Elaine’s ministry across the district and there was excitment at what God has instore for both Elaine and the distirct over the next 5 years. Rob Wylie, a Fresh Expressions …

South Sudan Church

Extravagant Generosity : Autumn Representative Synod 2017

Autumn Synod met on the 9th September at Emmanuel College in Gateshead. The theme for the day was Extravagant Generosity which continues the theme from the work of Robert Schnase on the five practices of fruitful congregations. Stephen Lindridge began with a story told by Rev Roger Walton from South Sudan where after villagers had hidden from those who had come to kill …

Risk-Taking Mission : Spring Representative Synod 2017

Spring Synod met on the 1st April at Emmanuel College in Gateshead. The theme for the day was Risk-Taking Mission which continues the theme from the work of Robert Schnase on the five practices of fruitful congregations. The morning began with worship led by Tim Woolley and an introduction from the host circuit the South West Tyneside Service. Reports were received from Ministerial Synod and the Servicing …

Risk-Taking Mission and Service Synod Seminars : Together Weekends

Rev Pat Brooks shared her experience of the two Together weekends that have taken place in the district so far.  These are a time of sharing faith together with those inside the church to empower us to go out and share our faith outside the church.  Other sessions looked at praying for each other and prayer walking around the building. Rev …