An important ministry opportunity is available to serve as the Enabling Officer for Birmingham Churches Together. The background papers and application form will be emailed to those who express their interest.
Further information can be found in the link below:
Birmingham Churches Together are recruiting
In light of concern over the rapid spreading of the Coronavirus world-wide, the Church of England has produced some very helpful guidance especially in light of worship services and the celebration of communion. While not all of this is relevant to each local church, the overall guidance of following good hygiene practices should be followed by everyone.
Here is a link which will be updated regularly:
Thought about becoming a chaplain?
The next introduction to voluntary workplace chaplaincy course begins on 3rd February 2020 in Birmingham.
The 7 wk course covers:
- an introduction to key skills and knowledge
- what is chaplaincy?
- listening to others and caring for people at work
- making a difference as a ‘guest’ in a business organisation
- exploring questions of faith, spirituality and world-view within an organisation
- joining up chaplaincy and church
- working safely in a team and looking after yourself
Here is the link for details and application to sign up:
Events and Courses
Here is a recent video update by Dan Yarnell, FCC National Coordinator and Martin Robinson, principal of ForMission College, about the progress of the merger of the Christian Renewal Trust and ForMission College into FCC as agreed by the Annual Delegates conference. It includes why we are doing it and what steps are still needed.
Here is the link: https://youtu.be/plXYMR2iY9c
In light of the ensuing national election on the 12th December, many churches may be considering running hustings events. If you are thinking about it, CARE have produced some excellent resources.
Care for the Family are presenting a very helpful and important evening seminar this Autumn to support parents and their concerns over time spent by their children on digital media platforms. The event is entitled: Left to Their Own Devices? – Confident Parenting in a World of Screens. It will be held across the UK in the following cities: Birmingham (4th November), Worcester (6th November), Exeter (7th November), Northampton (26 November), Colchester (27th November) and Maidstone (28 November).
Booking details listed below:
There is an exciting missional opportunity to express Christian faith in the public square by considering becoming a chaplaincy in education, especially in Further Education.
As members of the Free Churches Group, FCC are supporting this important initiative. Along with various resources which can be found on the Free Churches Group webpage, there will be an important day conference held in Manchester on 10th July.
Here are the details: https://www.freechurches.org.uk/news/2019/5/1/serving-as-a-college-chaplain-serving-god-in-the-community
We are encouraging all of our FCC churches to participate in this year’s Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative.
Here is a link to the Facebook group:
Here is a link to the website:
An external managing prison chaplaincy post has just been advertised in Derby in the East Midlands. This is a full time position (37 hours per week).
Details can be found here: https://www.freechurches.org.uk/current-vacancies/2019/3/8/managing-chaplain-hmp-foston-hall-external
Contact the FCC office if you have any queries.
The latest FCC Newsletter has been uploaded to the website here.
It includes reports on our recent FCC Connect Conference, from the Jennings in Ghana and a visit to partners in Romania, as well as reports from our churches and information about coming events. Why not download a copy and share it with your church/ministry?
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