Genesis AGM - Are You Ready To Get Inspired?
'God has been doing a hidden work. Christian leaders and churches over the last few years have been forming vibrant mission focused unity movements based on a foundation of prayer and friendship.' says Rev Roger Sutton, the former Senior Pastor of a large Baptist Church in Altrincham Manchester and now an Ambassador for the Evangelical Alliance. How appropriate that the leader of the inspirational wegather movement - an emerging national network of missional unity movements across the UK, will be speaking at the AGM of Genesis - which runs nine projects across Bath on 19 September at St Michaels in Twerton. Find out more!
(PICTURES: A GENESIS PROJECT IN FULL SWING!, GENESIS CANAL CHALLENGE, OLYMPIAN AMY WILLIAMS)
Wegather which has identified more than 50 missional unity movements across the UK says people are forging 'extraordinary partnerships', as they are 'fed up with working in isolation from, or in competition with, other churches in their area. They are laying down theological and cultural differences for the sake of reaching their local area with the love of Christ.
'They are taking seriously the prayer of Jesus; 'May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me.' (John 17:23)'.
Reverend Sutton will be talking on 'the vision for spiritual and social transformation of our cities and towns', which Genesis Trust in Bath are undeniably a constant force for.
The AGM will feature an update on what God has been doing in the past year, offering people to help shape the future and Rev Sutton's talk.
In 2011, Genesis' Lifeline Centre received over 7,000 visits which runs its drop in centre for just ten hours a week on a daily basis. It helped 640 people on average every month in Bath as well as giving out over 10,000 meals a year from Lunch Box, Sunday Centre and Bath Soup Run. They also offer longer-term opportunities through our onsite Wood Works training and free Life Skills courses every weekday too, and that's not including the successes of Bath Foodbank, Furniture Project and Bath Street Pastors.
The Genesis Canal Challenge, on 22 September is an opportunity for you to have fun, as well as help to raise funds for Genesis! If you fancy either cycling, walking or canoeing a stretch of the Kennet and Avon canal, starting from outside the George Inn, Bathampton to the Dundas Aqueduct and back again, contact Contact Katie Collier.
This year, people are invited to bring their own picnics during the half-way stop at Dundas, where there will be the fantastic opportunity for the public to meet retired Olympic Gold Medallist, Amy Williams. As well as this, registration will include coffee and doughnuts at the start.
The AGM starts at 7.45 at St Michael's, but 7.15pm for refreshments.
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