Well, what a weekend that was! Exhausting to prepare and run but exhilarating to be part of.

Our recent Team conference held in Holmbridge has been overwhelmingly positively received. Over 100 delegates from across the valley were involved in a weekend of exploring principles and practical examples of what contributes to church growth.

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Conference Review - First Thoughts

These are some notes made at the end of the Conference when a large group from our Church met to discuss 'Where next?'

They are only intended to be initial thoughts that will now start a discussion, and are best read with an understanding of the philosophy of the conference teaching and workshops. Please listen to the Audio Player on the website to listen to some of this if you missed out. Please do also comment here on the blog. There will also be plenty of opportunities in Church to discuss things in the near future.

Brief notes of discussion.

20s to 40s - outreach in this area would be best done as a team, with other churches.

Congregation planting should be done at a team level.

Welcoming

Needs to do more coming alongside, but be sensitive about this.

Contact cards on pews?

Forthcoming events on pews?

Welcome team (rota?) and welcome course needed.

Freshen up entrance area

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