The Church exists to evangelise. “The presentation of the Gospel message is not an optional contribution for the Church.” –
Key Scripture: Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
“Although every Christian is called to evangelism, none of us is equal to the task. We all need the Holy Spirit. That’s why the Charismatic Renewal has an essential contribution to make in the whole area of evangelization….we should understand that nothing is impossible when people are willing to submit their lives to the Holy Spirit’s transforming power… He will equip us to play our part…. We are to be joyful witnesses to what God has done for us, and to what we know He longs to do for every human being….We must go out in the power of the Holy Spirit and talk about the Jesus we know and love.”
Overview: Our 2018 programme will seek to inspire and equip us in the essential area of mission and evangelization, with speakers looking at both the theory and practice of bringing the good news to the world, especially the needy.
Please put the dates in your diary and please keep our 2018 programme in your prayers.
27th January 2018 – “The Good News of Jesus Christ” – The message of Mission. Speaker is Charles Whitehead
24th February 2018 – “The Spirit has anointed me” – Empowered for mission. Speaker is Fr Anthony Meredith
24th March 2018 – “Living Kingdom Values” – Mission and witness. Speaker is Jenny Baker
28th April 2018 – “Setting the downtrodden free” – Mission and justice. Speaker is Peter Hobbs
19h May 2018 – “Proclaiming the Lord’s favour” – Mission and forgiveness. Speaker is Fr Simon Penhalagan
23rd June 2018 – “Good news for the poor” – Mission and outreach Speaker is Rev Andrew Micklefield
28th July 2018 – “Good News and Gospel” – Mission and Scripture Speaker is Canon Jeremy Garratt
19th August 2018 – “The Church exists to evangelise” – The meaning of mission. Speaker is Fr Mark Hogan
23rd September 2018 – “New sight for the blind.” – Mission and healing. Speaker is Pauline Edwards
28th October 2018 “The Spirit has sent me” – Mission and method. Speaker is Fr John Seddon
25th November 2018 “Liberty for Captives” – Mission and Deliverance Speaker is David Matthews
You are warmly welcome to a mini-retreat day (or morning/afternoon) of spiritual refreshment and renewal, focusing on the Charisms or gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Please note new venue: at Alton Convent, Anstey Lane, Alton GU34 2NG.
There is no need to register in advance, and no charge (though a collection will be taken to cover costs). For more information and directions, see poster or website: www.altonrenewal.com Or telephone Deacon John Foley on 07769 251747.