Preparing for Jonah Bible Month

Bible Month Learning Event
Perth Methodist Church
Friday 2nd March 2018
10 am to 3.30 pm

The Methodist Bible Month Initiative, provides churches and circuits with an opportunity to focus on Jonah for an entire month (June is suggested), with support  materials being made available via the Connexional website. The Bible Month Initiative is an important response to the challenge of developing biblical engagement and biblical literacy throughout the Connexion.

In preparation for the Bible month, Professor John Drane and Olive Fleming Drane will lead local preachers and worship leaders, small group leaders and anyone who would like an opportunity to enhance their biblical knowledge and understanding.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided; there is no charge for the event.  Perth’s premises were refurbished in 2017, and provide a warm welcoming environment for study and fellowship.

To book a place please contact Fiona at the Scotland District office, making her aware of any specific dietary requirements.

The Learning and Development Forum for Scotland and Shetland wishes to offer financial support to people who may require to book overnight accommodation in Perth, or travel from Shetland. Our notional position is that we will pay one third of the travel costs from Shetland  and one third of the accommodation costs for folk from either district who require overnight accommodation in Perth (up to a joint total of 15 places), in the hope that local circuits or district funds might also contribute one third. Should you wish to avail yourself of this opportunity please inform Fiona and Gary Williams, National Learning and Development Coordinator – Scotland & Shetland, will then get in touch.

This event has been arranged in conjunction with a evening meal and meeting on Friday, and a day event ‘Reimagine Church’ on Saturday.

Reimagine Church Forum

Perth Methodist Church
Saturday 3rd March 2018
10 am to 3.30 pm

Trey Hall, church planter, coach and mentor, will lead participants in exploring how to revitalise existing churches and start new churches. Reimagine Church is an important initiative within Methodism in Britain and Trey has been sharing important insights and knowledge gained from experience. Trey is aware of the challenging context for Methodism in many places and his work to date has been warmly received and found to be relevant and helpful by Methodists in other districts.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided; there is no charge for the event.  Perth’s premises were refurbished in 2017, and provide a warm welcoming environment for study and fellowship.

To book a place please contact Fiona at the Scotland District office, making her aware of any specific dietary requirements.

The Learning and Development Forum for Scotland and Shetland wishes to offer financial support to people who may require to book overnight accommodation in Perth, or travel from Shetland. Our notional position is that we will pay one third of the travel costs from Shetland  and one third of the accommodation costs for folk from either district who require overnight accommodation in Perth (up to a joint total of 15 places), in the hope that local circuits or district funds might also contribute one third. Should you wish to avail yourself of this opportunity please inform Fiona and Gary Williams, National Learning and Development Coordinator – Scotland & Shetland, will then get in touch.

This event has been arranged in conjunction with the Preparing for Jonah Bible month and  a evening meal and meeting all on Friday 2nd March,.

ECG – Equipping, Calling, Going

ECG – Equipping, Calling, Going is an event with a Methodist flavour that has been influential in shaping the spiritual journeys of many Methodists.

 Next year’s event will be in the Scarborough Spa Complex from Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 8th April.

 Our main Bible teacher will be Rev Dr Elaine Heath, Dean of Duke University, leader of the Foundation for Missional Wisdom and author of books such as ‘The Mystic Way of Evangelism’ and ‘God unbound:Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church’. She is world renowned for her 21st century interpretation of the Methodist tradition and will be exploring Wesley’s 5 means of grace in her bible studies.

There will be a seminar streams and workshops on different topics including a stream on healthy church hosted by Revd Graham Horsley, Connexional Fresh Expressions Missioner exploring themes of discipleship – what it means to be a Spirit-led church and engaging with the wider world with Kingdom values.  Each session will involve sharing stories from a number of people doing exciting projects so that a practical pragmatic approach is taken, exploring real successes and the problems that have been overcome. There’ll be opportunity to ask questions and share your stories too.

 We continue to develop our exciting 18-25s programme developed and resourced by leaders from the 18-25 age bracket. This is one of the most British significant gatherings of young leaders in the Methodist tradition.

 We also have a full programme of children’s activities led by the Pulse Ministries, a range of fringe events, outreach work.

 If you’ve been – you know how good it is. If you haven’t we hope you’ll join us for some post Easter spiritual refreshment – better still bring a group from your church.

 Bookings can be made through the website www.ecgevent.org.uk where an early bird discount is applicable until 30th Nov. Accommodation at the Grand Hotel, Scarborough can be booked through the office.