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Discipleship Day 2 March 2019

Do join us for our first Discipleship Day

on Saturday 2 March 2019

The theme will be Prayer and the session will be led by Bishop David Smith.

We will start with coffee at 10.00 am and conclude with Bring and Share lunch.

We have before us an amazing opportunity to impact our benefice for Christ. 98% of the people in the Church of England are not ordained and spend 95% of our lives out in society. There we have the privilege and opportunity to serve Christ in every task we do, in every encounter we have, and every place we find ourselves – in the factory as well as the sanctuary, in the primary school as well as in the Sunday school, in the team meeting as well as in the prayer meeting.

The question is: how can we make the most of that opportunity? How can we, ordained and lay together, enable one another to live out the Good News of Jesus in all our life, Monday to Saturday, as well as Sunday?

Here in the Benefice of Rural East York we want to provide the opportunity for people to grow in their discipleship, and be enabled and equipped to live that out. To do this we are organizing four Saturdays over the course of the year exploring particular themes. Each day will include some teaching, time for personal reflection and discussion, and some question and answer time. The session will finish with a bring and share lunch for those who can stay.

The first of our benefice Discipleship Days will be on Saturday 2 March, beginning at 10am in St Nick's Tower Room, and will be led by Bishop David Smith on the theme of prayer. Dates for your diary later in the year for these days are 18 May, 6 July and 21 September.

No need to book, but an indication of numbers would be helpful. Please speak to Rev. Nick Bird for further information.


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