The Lightwave team have been seeking to listen to rural churches and communities about where they would like help in reaching out – so far you have told us that you would like support in these areas:
Many churches also tell us that they are good at building relationships in villages but find encouraging new Christian commitment more difficult, so we are particularly focussing on how we can support you in making new disciples and starting fresh expressions of Church. What else can we learn? Get in touch with one of our team. We are always pleased to hear from you
Lightwave is the name of the Suffolk Fresh Expressions community – a Christian community, meeting in small groups in homes, pubs, offices, schools and other places, working alongside more traditional ways of being church. Its all about Small Groups shining God's Light.
Each group is part of the great wave of God’s love which brings light to our county. Many of these groups are supported by Lightwave Rural Hub Churches.
We have found that the following are key and would like to help you with:
A Series of small group studies to help your group to listen for mission in your context
Information and forms on how to apply for funding to become a Rural Outreach Pioneer with the Lightwave Community.
Agricultural Festival Resources for discipleship groups and rural fresh expressions of Church. If you have some which you could share here for others to benefit from, please email them to email@example.com.
A resource for small group meetings introducing the 5 value-based practices of the Lightwave Community:
Focusses on issues of rural life and farming relevant to the work of the Church of England in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. To receive this newsletter monthly, directly to your inbox, email Brian Chester - firstname.lastname@example.org