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.||Charles Whitehead|
|24th February 2018||“The Spirit has anointed me” – Empowered for mission.||Fr Anthony Meredith|
|24th March 2018||“Living Kingdom Values” – Mission and witness.||Gemma Wildsmith|
|21st April 2018||“Setting the downtrodden free” – Mission and justice.||Peter Hobbs|
|19h May 2018||“Proclaiming the Lord’s favour” – Mission and forgiveness.||Fr Simon Penhalagan|
|23rd June 2018||“Good news for the poor” – Mission and outreach||Rev Andrew Micklefield|
|28th July 2018||“Good News and Gospel” – Mission and Scripture||Canon Jeremy Garratt|
|19th August 2018||“The Church exists to evangelise” – The meaning of mission.||Fr Mark Hogan|
|23rd September 2018||“New sight for the blind.” – Mission and healing.||Pauline Edwards|
|28th October 2018||“The Spirit has sent me” – Mission and method.||Fr John Seddon|
|25th November 2018||“Liberty for Captives” – Mission and Deliverance||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.