Rhythms of Grace 2021

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us involved in church leadership. Many of us have had to learn new skills very quickly and under difficult circumstances in order to respond to a constantly changing situation. Challenging times can affect our wellbeing and so we wanted to begin the new year with some opportunities for church leaders, church workers and those we connect with in our communities across the West of England, in the hope that this would be helpful for the year ahead.

Rhythms of Grace is our umbrella title for these initiatives, and we hope that you’ll feel able to engage with those we have planned for you.

Let’s Talk Loneliness

This is a wonderful opportunity for us to support people in our communities with their wellbeing. The webinar will focus on the issues of loneliness and social isolation, the impact on those already struggling in various ways, opportunities for churches to respond, as well as a brief outline of their Two’s Company model which is available to churches.

January 19th 10.30am

More info and bookings.

The Emotional Rollercoaster: Emotional Wellbeing and First Aid

This event is ideal for those working with children and young people and will also help those working with adults to spot the signs of emotional distress and enable you to give an initial response that’s helpful to the other person.

January 21st 7pm – 9pm

More info and bookings.

Cultivating Good Mental Health

As a network we want to support ministers / pastoral leaders by arranging these sessions on Mental Health provided by Transpire.

The session will last 90 min and will be made up of a group of 12 individuals (Regional Ministers will not be attending these sessions). The sessions are free of charge and is being financed by Webnet. Attending to one of these sessions could be part of your Continual Ministers Development portfolio.

A range of February dates to choose from.

More info and bookings.

Pastoral Leaders Conference: Rhythms of Grace with Bev Shepherd

A day of Biblical teaching, training, reflection and rest around our theme. As always, our conference is for ministers, pastoral leaders, retired ministers, CYF workers and other staff members a church’s key leader would like to bring along.

February 23rd 9am – 5pm

More info and bookings.

Rhythms of Grace: Sabbath with Andy Percey

Andy Percey leads us thorugh the day.

More info and bookings in due course.

Save the date: 17th May 9am – 5pm

Attentive to Rhythms of Grace with Geoff Colmer

Incoming Baptists Together President leads us through the day.

More info and bookings in due course.

Save the date: 25th November 9am – 5pm