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ECG - Equipping, Calling, Going

ECG - Equipping, Calling, Going is an event with a Methodist flavour that has been influential in shaping the spiritual journey’s of many Methodists.

Next year’s event will be in the Scarborough Spa Complex from Tuesday 3rd - Sunday 8th April.

 Our main Bible teacher will be Rev Dr Elaine Heath, Dean of Duke University, leader of the Foundation for Missional Wisdom and author of books such as ‘The Mystic Way of Evangelism’ and ‘God unbound: Wisdom’ from Galatians for the Anxious Church. She is world renowned for her 21st century interpretation of the Methodist tradition and will be exploring Wesley’s 5 means of grace in her bible studies.

There will be a seminar streams and workshops on different topics including a stream on healthy church hosted by Revd Graham Horsley, Connexional Fresh Expressions Missioner exploring themes of discipleship - what it means to be a Spirit-led church and engaging with the wider world with Kingdom values. Each session will involve sharing stories from a number of people doing exciting projects so that a practical pragmatic approach is taken, exploring real successes and the problems that have been overcome. There’ll be opportunity to ask questions and share your stories too.

We continue to develop our exciting 18-25s programme developed and resourced by leaders from the 18-25 age bracket. This is one of the most British significant gatherings of young leaders in the Methodist tradition. We also continue to develop and expand our youth programme led by our own youth team and a full programme of children’s activities is led by Pulse Children’s Ministries. Finally a range of fringe including drama, dance, comedy and concerts is included and we also incorporate outreach opportunities through the week.

If you’ve been - you know how good it is. If you haven’t, we hope you’ll join us for some post Easter spiritual refreshment - better still bring a group from your church.

Bookings can be made through the website www.ecgevent.org.uk where an early bird discount is applicable until 30th Nov. Hotel accommodation can be booked through the office at the Grand Hotel, Scarborough.

Contact: Alison Carr, Events Manager, Tel: 01782575129

One evening session at three location – find your most convenient one!

Tuesday 7 Nov 2017


Woodhouse Eaves Methodist

Main Street

Woodhouse Eaves

Loughborough LE12 8RY

Thursday 9 Nov 2017


Burton Road Methodist

157-159 Burton Road

Lincoln LN1 3LW

Thursday 1 Feb 2018


The Church on Oakwood

378 Bishops Drive


Derby DE21 2DF

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Dates: Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2017

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Venue: Denby Bottles Methodist Church, Danesby Crescent, DE5 8RF.

Price: Suggested price of £5 adult, £2.50 child.

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26th September - 9th December 2017

People are out on the street.
Another generation is looking for answers - a rich young career girl, an angry gang leader, a
charming church-goer, misfits, activists, crooked bankers, a surprising refugee and the bloke who
bought himself seriously expensive jewellery. People who stood face to face with Jesus. There are
anecdotes, bust-ups, blogs and posts. It’s a wild ride through issues of life, death and miraculous
street food.

Despite their differences and social divisions, 140 characters want to meet one extraordinary
person. Jesus has arrived on their street and he’s on the lookout for trouble – looking to do
something about it.

Four young people - two women, two men - like the first evangelists, tell the startling story of
what happened, just now, on that street. The result is a powerful mix of theatre, music, comedy
and spoken word.

GOSPEL STREET is a collaboration between award-winning writers, including rapper and hip-hop
artist Testament. Riding Lights is doing what it does best: bringing everyone together to hear some
of the good news with wisdom, laughter, energy and insight.

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