Communities of Hope: Doing the Stuff!

Do you long to see your church engage more effectively with your local community?

Sometimes it can be hard to know how to engage with our communities, show God’s love and bring hope to our towns and cities. This conference run by the Baptist Union of Scotland Mission Initiative Group, aims to equip people in our churches with the skills to more effectively engage with and serve their local community.

Diane McWilliam (Church and Community Advisor) will be sharing with us why churches should engage with their community; how churches can more effectively engage with their community and how to identify entry points for engagement.

We will also have a panel of volunteers from churches across Scotland who are engaging with their communities in creative ways including helping people with addictions; running CAP courses and jobs clubs; afterschool homework clubs and summer programmes for the elderly.

Who is this conference for?
This conference is for anyone in our churches who wants to learn more about how to engage with and serve our communities.

Programme outline
10.00am – Registration and Coffee
10.30am – Welcome
10.40am – Diane McWilliam
12.00pm – Church Stories
1.00pm – Lunch – (bring a packed lunch – tea/coffee will be provided)
1.30pm – Option 1 – Funding workshop with Cinnamon Network

1.30pm – Option 2 – Hear more about the church stories (informal)
2.30pm – Q&A with Diane McWilliam and churches
3.30pm – Closing comments

Registration
Tickets are £10 per person and includes refreshments, but please note that lunch is not included.