Alternative Gatherings: Creativity and Mission
‘We need a Technicolour Church to connect with a Technicolour Culture‘
In addition to our services at the Rayleigh Baptist Church building on the High Street (‘The Hub’), we also have ‘Alternative Gatherings’. These are varied ways of gathering ‘out there’ to share the encouraging and hope-filled message of the gospel (Hebrews 10:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:8-11). We want to connect with people where they are at as Jesus did (John 1:14) and ‘go’ as Jesus commanded us to go (Matthew 28:18-20); especially to those who would be unlikely to come to a church building or traditional service.
Current Alternative Gatherings (AGs)
3rd Sunday of each month (2nd Sunday in December (10th Dec) due to Christmas).
10:30am-12pm at GroveWood Primary School. There will be 2 x 35min slots of activity where you choose between football, badminton, gymnastics, under 5’s area and more! with a ‘half time break and conversation on ‘life, faith and meaning’.
For more information contact reception: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for 2017-18: 1st and 3rd Sundays.
Twice a month at 11am the Rosedale Team goes in to the Rosedale Care Home to run a traditional church service and to spend time speaking with and listening to the residents there.
For more information or to find out about volunteering on the team email email@example.com
Set Up a New ‘AG’
If you have an idea for a way of gathering and would like to be released and commissioned to ‘go’ once a month on a Sunday to do it please do the following:
- Read the vision document below
- Get a couple of other people who would like to lead with you
- Fill in what you can of the set up form together.
- Get in touch with the minister for Community and Discipleship to flesh out your idea: email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a meeting.