Saturday, 6 July 2013

Inflatable Church

I have just got back from a United Reformed Church conference on church growth with lots of very interesting ideas, both principles to work on and specific examples and case studies.

One that intrigued me was Ian Hayter's description of the inflatable church that his church (Wade Street URC/Baptist in Lichfield) have taken to the local carnival.  It is a case of going where the people are, but a very visible and recognisable indicator of the message they want to offer - and the opportunity for folk to go into something that approximates to what they understand as the real thing, and say a prayer or whatever. 

It is certainly one fascinating idea for engaging with people in places where they will be.

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