Posts Tagged: stories

Lots of fun for families at Alway Messy Church

“You should come in here, it’s well fun!” was just one of the affirming comments that was overheard from a child shouting to his friend across the street. A usually peaceful and reflective Sunday was taken over by just over 50 children and adults at St Teilo’s Church Hall in Alway, Newport for our first Messy Church. As this was our first venture together to try a new form of church so we had no idea who would turn up! But we were ... Read more

Autumn Update from Alway

The start of this year has been really exciting in Alway not only because of Pip and Troy joining us as new team members, but also because of the new things we have been doing as well as developing the already existing projects. Here are some of the things we have been doing: Gsus Live Gsus Live is an interactive classroom on a trailer where teenagers come aboard and look at three different issues from a Christian perspective. They are fear, rejection and forgiveness. ... Read more

Swansea & Brecon Diocesan Conference

On Saturday we were at the Swansea & Brecon Diocesan Conference. It was great to have the opportunity to contribute to the conference and to hear some good news stories about mission around the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon. Here's the slides and notes from our presentation: Slides   Presentation Notes   Thanks to Steve Bunting for posting some photos: Time for worship led by @thelabnewport and @jameshenley — Steven Bunting (@StevenBunting) October 12, 2013   @jameshenley talking passionately about @thelabnewport #S&BDC — Steven Bunting (@StevenBunting) October 12, 2013   Show people love and they ... Read more

Young Adult Pioneers: Reactions to the Research

Earlier in the year Fresh Expressions brought together pioneer ministers who work with young adults, many of whom are young adults themselves. This coincided with the release of Authentic Faith by Beth Keith, a piece of research into fresh expressions of church with young adults, which features The Lab along with several other communities and churches from around the country. Out of those conferences have come a series of short films with interview snippets on different topics. We're going to feature them ... Read more