"We exist to glorify God, nurture followers of Christ and reflect His saving and transforming love in Glengormley, through the power of the Holy Spirit."

 

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We are pleased to confirm that Online Booking is now available for the 2 Keynote Presentations and the Free Seminars at this year’s Church Life event on Tuesday 14 November 2017 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast.

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Being Good Neighbours

Keynote session with Dr John Kyle

When Jesus was asked ‘who is my neighbour?’ he told a story of compassion, courage and a willingness to reach out to the other, the story of the Good Samaritan. For all of us who have experienced God’s grace we will find that there are ‘good works of courage and compassion which God prepared long ago for us to do’, works that can have an enduring influence in the lives of our neighbours and in our neighbourhoods.

John Kyle and other invited guests will be discussing the role of the Church in society and addressing questions such as:

What does it mean to love your neighbour?

How should we respond to injustice?

How can we empower Christians to be transformational in the places where they live work and socialise?

There will also be small group discussion times with feedback from the floor and Q&As.

The cost to attend ‘Being Good Neighbours’ is £15 per person including tea/coffee.

CLICK HERE for further information and to book places at this Keynote presentation.

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The Gift of Years

Keynote session with Debbie Thrower

The Gift of Years programme aims to inspire, equip and enable your Church to meet the spiritual needs of older people wherever they may be - in the congregation, in residential care, in their own homes and in the community.

The Gift of Years programme from The Bible Reading Fellowship, BRF, helps congregations and communities welcome the opportunities and rise to the challenges of greater longevity, and the growing numbers of people living with dementia.

Anna Chaplaincy (named after the widow Anna who appears with Simeon in Luke’s gospel- both good role models of faithful older people) is a proven model for supporting older people, promoting spiritual welfare, and inspiring, equipping and enabling churches to meet the needs of their communities grappling with the changing landscape of old age.

This seminar shows how you can recruit the right people to be Anna Chaplains in your part of the world, supplementing good work already happening, and so help more people prepare for retirement, deepen their later life discipleship, be accompanied in the final months and weeks of life, and make the most of ‘the gift of years’.

The cost to attend ‘The Gift of Years’ is £15 per person including tea/coffee.

CLICK HERE for further information and to book places at this Keynote presentation.

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Free Seminar Programme

During the course of our one-day event, we will be offering 18 seminars which are Free to attend. However, places must be booked in advance. CLICK HERE for further details of, and to book places for, the seminars listed below:

[] Fundraising for Faith Groups

[] Data Protection Law

[] Introduction to Social Media - Getting Your Message Across

[] Good Governance

[] Churches, Charities and Equalities Law

[] A Life of Prayer

[] Poverty in Northern Ireland - How Can Churches Respond?

[] Sharing The Bible in Your Community

[] Homelessness in Your Community

[] Addiction: Supporting and Helping Those in Need

[] A Vision for Society

[] The Use of Defibrillators in Your Church and Your Community

[] Both Lives Matter

[] The Truth About Food Banks

[] Practical Pastoral Care for People with Dementia

[] How Do We Tackle Hate Crime?

[] Digital Audio Consoles for the Church

[] Resources for Christmas & New Year

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