Study Days  &  Retreats

Ecumenical Study Day 2017 Lincoln Readers and Methodist Local Preachers  Led by the Revd Richard Steel Diocesan Mission Team Leader 'Proclaim the Faith Afresh in Every Generation' Our study day was attended by a mixed group of 31 Readers and Local Preachers. Barbara Wellman led a short act of worship before our first session: Session 1: 'Our Calling' As part of the lay or Laos of God - what do we mean by Ministry and what does it involve? When was I called to ministry?  When did my ministry start? Reading: Mark 13.32-end. Matthew 28.18-20 Reference was made to the 'Setting God's People Free' - 2017 and 'Towards the Conversion of England' - 1946 What is our Mission and what are the challenges today? Session 2: 'Our Confidence' How confident are we in our task? What are the barriers? Reading: Ephesians 3. What do people believe about Jesus? Reference to the 'Talking Jesus' report. Perceptions of Jesus - findings. Session 3: 'Our commitment' Do we prayer enough?  Building on Thy Kingdom Come. How often do we or others read scripture  - apart from preparing a sermon? Reading:  Colossians 3.12

Willersley Castle 2017

Our 2017 Reader Retreat was a real blessing! We    were    well    served    by friendly    staff,    good    food and                   comfortable accommodation     in     the lovely   setting   of   Willersley Castle.   (I   admit   to   being   somewhat      biased   -   as   my   wife   and   I   are Christian Guild hosts) Feedback from colleagues was very positive! Thanks   to   Warden   Sally   Buck   for   leading   our   Retreat   (on   her   BIG birthday   weekend!)   and   to   Linda   Wass   for   the   admin   arrangements -    booking,    printing    of    worship    booklets    and programme etc.) Our    programme    intentionally    included    time and    space    to    relax    and    reflect,    walk    and worship. On   the   Friday   evening   Sally   presented   us   all with   a   conker   -   having   gathered   them   as   fruits     of   the   harvest.   It   was   not   long   before   I   started to pen a few lines, as I focused on my conker... The Conker Picked   up   when   you   fell   from   the   tree.   Your   green   prickly   coat   splits open,   to   reveal   your   beauty;   as   the   fresh   shining   lustre   is   caught   by the sunlight. I    hold    you    in    the    palm    of    my    hand;    run    my    fingers    over    your smooth   surface.   I   like   your   warm,   rich   colour   and   texture.   I   am intrigued   by   the   lighter      patch   on   your   head   -–   your   tonsure.   You look   so   solid   but   like   me,   I   know   you   are   vulnerable   but   hold   life within.   You   appear   dormant   but   have   the   potential   to   bear   fruit, well into the next century, when I am long since gone. A    simple    conker    but    fit    for    our    conqueror,    in    Christ    our    Lord.      Amen.
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Study Days  & 

Retreats

Ecumenical Study Day 2017 Lincoln Readers and Methodist Local Preachers  Led by the Revd Richard Steel Diocesan Mission Team Leader 'Proclaim the Faith Afresh in Every Generation' Our study day was attended by a mixed group of 31 Readers and Local Preachers. Barbara Wellman led a short act of worship before our first session: Session 1: 'Our Calling' As part of the lay or Laos of God - what do we mean by Ministry and what does it involve? When was I called to ministry?  When did my ministry start? Reading: Mark 13.32-end. Matthew 28.18-20 Reference was made to the 'Setting God's People Free' - 2017 and 'Towards the Conversion of England' - 1946 What is our Mission and what are the challenges today? Session 2: 'Our Confidence' How confident are we in our task? What are the barriers? Reading: Ephesians 3. What do people believe about Jesus? Reference to the 'Talking Jesus' report. Perceptions of Jesus - findings. Session 3: 'Our commitment' Do we prayer enough?  Building on Thy Kingdom Come. How often do we or others read scripture  - apart from preparing a sermon? Reading:  Colossians 3.12

Willersley Castle 2017

Our 2017 Reader Retreat was a real blessing! We        were        well served    by    friendly staff,      good      food and        comfortable accommodation   in   the   lovely   setting   of   Willersley   Castle.   (I   admit to   being   somewhat      biased   -   as   my   wife   and   I   are   Christian   Guild hosts) Feedback from colleagues was very positive! Thanks   to   Warden   Sally   Buck   for   leading   our   Retreat   (on   her   BIG birthday   weekend!)   and   to   Linda   Wass for   the   admin   arrangements   -   booking, printing      of      worship      booklets      and programme etc.) Our    programme    intentionally    included time   and   space   to   relax   and   reflect,   walk and worship. On    the    Friday    evening    Sally    presented us    all    with    a    conker    -    having    gathered    them    as    fruits        of    the harvest.   It   was   not   long   before   I   started   to   pen   a   few   lines,   as   I focused on my conker... The Conker Picked   up   when   you   fell   from   the   tree.   Your   green   prickly   coat splits   open,   to   reveal   your   beauty;   as   the   fresh   shining   lustre   is caught by the sunlight. I   hold   you   in   the   palm   of   my   hand;   run   my   fingers   over   your smooth   surface.   I   like   your   warm,   rich   colour   and   texture.   I   am intrigued   by   the   lighter      patch   on   your   head   -–   your   tonsure.   You look   so   solid   but   like   me,   I   know   you   are   vulnerable   but   hold   life within.   You   appear   dormant   but   have   the   potential   to   bear   fruit, well into the next century, when I am long since gone. A   simple   conker   but   fit   for   our   conqueror,   in   Christ   our   Lord.     Amen.
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 Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.    Website Manager  John Marshall 
Finding out what God is doing in the world and joining in
Fear of Ridicule? It's easier to share our faith with those we are not close to? Lack of support? Do we lack confidence? Are we motivated?
Servant  Listener  Enabler Encourager  Preacher and Teacher  Support Comforter Healing There for all  Leader and Influencer  Representatives of the church in the world World facing bit of the world Lay theologians
Pdf   Document Archive:
 Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.    Website Manager  John Marshall