Missionally Engaging in New Housing Areas
New housing developments are springing up all over the country – our challenge as Christians from all traditions is to work out our response.
Cost: £5 (includes brunch)
Location: Andover Baptist Church
In this time of housing crisis, new housing developments are springing up all over Britain. Whole new communities and even towns are emerging sometimes with little in the way of community facilities, often with little capacity to nurture friendships amongst the new residents, usually against a backdrop of local protest, and almost always without a church building.
Our challenge as Christians is to work out our response to this changing landscape, not just as individuals or churches but as the body of Christ across a range of denominations and Christian traditions.
The New Housing Hub is committed to encouraging Christians to be a prophetic voice of welcome, amidst the sea of protest, and to work together in order to share God’s love with every new housing area.
At this event, we will explore some underlying principles for stepping off the map into the unknown, physically and spiritually, to welcome and bless new residents and create opportunities for the Christian faith to be explored and nurtured in ways that are appropriate to the new context. It will also provide opportunities to share our mission and vision with others so that we can pray for one another and work together in a complementary way to cover more new housing areas.
Rev Alison Boulton is a new housing pioneer and works as a regional Pioneer Mission Enabler. Along with Rev Penny Marsh she has founded the national New Housing Hub to encourage and equip Christians of all traditions to share God’s love in every new community.
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