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178-Becoming a Great Commission church

How does a local church take up the challenge of making disciples and planting churches? Steve Addison talks to David Bareham in Essex in the south of England.

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Religion and Europe's Young Adults

5 key findings from a report to Catholic Bishops into the faith of young adults in Europe:

  1. The proportion of young adults (16-29) with no religious affiliation (‘nones’) is as high as 91% in the Czech Republic, 80% in Estonia, and 75% in Sweden. These compare to only 1% in Israel, 17% in Poland, and 25% in Lithuania. In the UK and France, the proportions are 70% and 64% respectively.
     
  2. 70% of Czech young adults – and c. 60% of Spanish, Dutch, British, and Belgian ones – ‘never’ attend religious services. Meanwhile, 80% of Czech young adults and c. 70% of Swedish, Danish, Estonian, Dutch, French and Norwegian ones ‘never’ pray.
     
  3. Catholics make up 82% of Polish, 71% of Lithuanian, 55% of Slovenian, and 54% of Irish 16-29 year-olds. In France, it is 23%; in the UK, 10%.
     
  4. Only 2% of Catholic young adults in Belgium, 3% in Hungary and Austria, 5% in Lithuania, and 6% in Germany say they attend Mass weekly. This contrasts sharply with their peers in Poland (47%), Portugal (27%), the Czech Republic (24%), and Ireland (24%). Weekly Mass attendance is 7% among French, and 17% among British, Catholic young adults.
     
  5. Only 26% of French young adults, and 21% British ones, identify as Christians. Only 7% of young adults in the UK identify as Anglicans, compared to 6% as Muslims. In France, 2% identify as Protestants, and 10% as Muslims.

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UK Training Schedule 2018

UK Training dates for #noplaceleft 2018. Troy Cooper is back for a 4Day 4Fields event in April.

4Fields — 4Days

  • UK & Europe 4 Day / 4 Fields Training, Leicester UK
    DATE: Thurs 19th April 9.00am - Sunday 22nd April 4.00pm
    VENUE: Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Leicester LE1 6WY
    CONTACT: David Robinson or see more here

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  • Norwich
    DATE: Saturday 27th January 9.00am-4.00pm ONE DAY ONLY
    VENUE: Oak Grove Church, 70 Catton Grove Road, Norwich NR3 3NT
    CONTACT: Darren Woodward
     
  • Plymouth
    DATE: Friday 2nd February 7.30-9.30pm & Saturday 3rd February 9am-4.00pm
    VENUE: St Budeaux Foundation School, Priestley Avenue PL5 2DW
    CONTACT: Stephen Beach
     
  • Gold Hill Baptist Church
    DATE: Friday 9th February 7.30-9.30pm & Saturday 10th February 9am-4.pm
    VENUE: Gold Hill Baptist Church, Chalfont St Peter SL9 9DG
    CONTACT: Stephen Walker-Williams
     
  • Folkestone
    DATE: Friday 23rd February 7.30-9.30pm & Saturday 24th February 9am-4pm
    VENUE: St John's Church Hall, St John's Church Road, Folkestone CT19 5BQ
    CONTACT: TBA

  • Bristol
    DATE: Friday 2nd March 7.30-9.30pm & Saturday 3rd March 9am-4.00pm
    VENUE: B&A 160a Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NT
    CONTACT: TBA

  • Thurrock, Essex
    DATE: Friday 9th March 7.30-9.30pm & Saturday 10th March 9am-4.00pm
    VENUE: Socketts Heath Baptist Church, Premier Avenue, Grays, Essex RM16 2SB
    CONTACT: Ashley Lovett 
     
  • Portsmouth
    DATE: Saturday 24th March 9am-4.00pm
    VENUE: North End Baptist Church, 195 Powerscourt Road, Portsmouth PO2 7JH
    CONTACT: TBA

  • Loughborough
    DATE: Saturday 14th April
    VENUE: Kings Church, Greenclose Lane, Loughborough LE11 5AS
    CONTACT: Rew Hulley
     
  • Manchester
    DATE: Various dates across Greater Manchester in 2018
    VENUE: Various across Greater Manchester
    CONTACT: Nick Duffy

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Following and Fishing around the UK