At the recent Synod meeting, Bekki Radcliffe (North Western Synod representative to URC Youth Executive) took the opportunity to take a selfie with the rest of the Synod.
Bekki was there, along with a few other young people, to work through the Jesus Shaped Church material that accompanies the Missional discipleship booklet.
"We only managed to get through 3 sections (Leo thought we’d do all five, but what does he know?)
"It meant that we were unable to watch the ordination and induction of Daleen ten Cate, the Missional Discipleship Mentor for Lancashire Area – although we found out there wasn’t much space anyway! But, after everyone went back into synod, we raided the buffet 😊
"We spent time looking at who Jesus was and how our churches might change to more accurately reflect Jesus’ values.
"We plotted journeys and opportunities."
Please pray for:
- Daleen, and the other Missional Discipleship Mentors, as they continue and develop their ministry helping local churches in North Western Synod to develop their’s;
- The children and young people in our Synod who can be catalysts for change in our local churches, and for those who enable and encourage them to come to Synod youth events;
- Yourselves – that you may be clear in what your mission is and open to new opportunities to show God’s love wherever you may be.