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UPDATED: From Buckingham to Athens, the Gospel Does the Work

A team goes out in Buckingham (the place, not the palace) and offers prayer to 129 people over two days.

  • 53% say yes to prayer

  • 34% say yes to hearing the gospel

  • 13% want to know more

  • 2% turn and believe on the spot

This is postmodern, postChristian, secular England. Maybe everyone is unsettled by Brexit. Or maybe the reason we don’t see movements in the west is we’re not in the community sharing the gospel and making disciples.

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UPDATE: This just came in from Will Burnham working among immigrants in Athens.

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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

Following & Fishing

  • 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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