2 Nov 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Hello, from Acorn HQ
Autumn is well and truly upon us, and the grounds at Whitehill Chase are looking stunning. For many of us, Autumn is a time of new beginnings, as well as a time for reflection, and our Autumn Appeal this year focuses on developing our facilities and resources which will enable us to take Bishop Morris Maddocks vision further forward. We are asking people to reflect on what it means to be ‘community’ and join us in developing community both at WHC and throughout the country as our training team work to develop more ‘Beacons of Healing & Wholeness’.
Our programme of workshops and events at WHC for the Autumn are booking up fast, and our national training team will also be keeping busy over the next few months, we are listing regional events on our website too. We are in the process of putting together our new Training Prospectus for 2017 and already have a new brochure which focuses on our work in the Healthcare Sector, for which there is increasing interest.
We are welcome your thoughts and feedback.
This September we launched the first age specific training in conflict transformation for 18-35 year old’s. It was an amazing day!
We were joined by 15 inspiring young leaders made up of youth workers, schools workers, students, and a Metro Police Officer! All bringing valuable input to discussion and group work, and eagerly taking on board the teaching presented before them. The day was led by Jennie Fytche and Rob Shipman, and was free to all attending thanks to your support.
Feedback from those who attended was encouraging and they’ve expressed interest working with Acorn further; let’s be praying that we can continue to enable these individuals in their practice. We look forward to leading ‘Marked’, a follow on course for this age group on forgiveness in February 2017
It was almost one of the first actions of Jesus as he began his ministry; he gathered a small community together to share life and embody the values and the teaching of His Kingdom.
It was the context of community that the 12 – and yes, even Judas Iscariot – shared the life and message of God’s new covenant with humanity; people were healed, released and born into the new reality called the Kingdom of heaven. We are discovering how blessing, healing and the freedom of God’s love is most easily experienced in the context of relationship, and especially through community.
There are 3 ways of becoming part of our community:
1. Join MxP, a short term live-in ministry experience
2. Part of our live-in team working with the local community of Bordon and helping our national work
3. Being a member of our Virtual Community
Can you help us reach our target of £15,000 to help us build a ‘live-in’ community of volunteers and open a safe place of retreat and refreshment for all? Find out more and donate at here.
Thank you in advance for you generous support.
School of Healing
Acorn is committed and commissioned to see the church develop in the Healing Ministry of Jesus. Over many years we have developed understanding, a sound theology, and safe practice to support churches seeking to grow a healing ministry.
Held one Saturday morning a month from 10am (9.30am for your first coffee!) delegates will learn and experience how to become involved in the healing ministry and how to stay involved. We will focus on developing our sensitivity to the voice of the Holy Spirit and our awareness of how God is at work. There will be worship, before two sessions, giving time for learning, discussion and putting into practice what we have learned, and oh – more coffee!
We’ll be launching the first school Saturday 14th January. Book online or give us a call.
We look forward to seeing you there!