Where your church can see first fruits

Where your church can see first fruits

Activities like playgroup often bring more non-Christians to a church site each week than any other ministry structure. The question for every church and pastor is what can we be doing to maximise the potential to reach people through such structures?

“Playgroups are like the ‘Velcro’ of Christian ministry; so simple and effective for connecting with families but what are churches doing to realise their potential?” says the Director of Kidzlink, Stephen Shearsby.

Kidzlink, an outreach organisation for children and families, has come up with a unique training conference called First Fruits to help pastors and parents make the most of structures like playgroups and Mainly Music.

First Fruits is a Before School (0-5s) Ministry Conference to be held on Saturday August 20 at Chapter House, St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney Square, New South Wales.

Delegates will be challenged by author and experienced trainer, Col Marshall, the CEO of ‘Vinegrowers’, a cross-denominational training ministry through which he conducts training and coaching ministries. He will unpack and apply the insights of his recent book, The Trellis and the Vine, to these vital ministries.

Mr Marshall has spent the past 30 years training men and women in the ministry of the gospel, both in university and local church contexts. He is a graduate of Moore Theological College, Sydney. He is the author of Growth Groups, a training course for small group leaders, and Passing the Baton, a handbook for ministry apprenticeship. Until 2006 he directed The Ministry Training Strategy, a ministry apprenticeship movement.

To register or find out more,  go here.


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