Just One Natural Evangelism Course

 

The command from Jesus is for each and everyone of us to be witnesses (Acts 1:8).

– When did you last lead someone to the Lord?

– Have you ever found yourself not being able to progress a conversation further with friends or family?

– Are there people in your life that you know need God but you are not sure how to begin the conversation with them about it?

– Have you like many Christians heard about needing to be a witness for him and have been wondering how?

J. John is one of the foremost communicators of the gospel and has used his 40 plus years experience to write an evangelistic tool entitled Natural Evangelism. We are blessed not only to have J. John come to proclaim the Gospel at the Just One Event in Portsmouth on  4th & 5th April 2020,  but we are also being provided with an amazing opportunity to learn the HOW in order to aid us in one to one conversation with our friends, colleagues & family members.

 

The course is running at Swanfield Chapel in Chichester on:

Saturday 9th November – 9.30 – 3.30pm (Sessions 1-3)

Saturday 23rd November – 9.30- 3.30pm (Sessions 4-6)

The course led by amazingly gifted evangelists, is free of charge and the manual is just £5.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to be equipped and either book yourself HERE , pick up a leaflet at one of our Sunday gatherings or chat to me about other dates in the area in the coming months.

Bruno

Another three weeks have passed on our building works with lots of progress continuing to be made on a weekly basis. The sound proofing in the main hall is now nearly complete.

Fundraising

In the last month we have taken on a consultant fundraiser to help us raise the funds still required for the overall project cost. The fundraiser will be working with us submitting applications to funders and trusts throughout September, October and into November.

Planning

We have decided following detailed conversation with the District Council planning officers to withdraw our latest planning application. Our request was primarily to extend the current ground floor building line to incorporate the portico. We will now leave the portico as it is. We still have a small amount of work to do via a Non-Material Amendment to illustrate a new layout of our three entrances at the front.

Building Team

We are blessed to have a wonderful team of people working really hard behind the scenes to see our vision become reality. They are all acting as volunteers giving hours of time to keep us on track. We want to thank them so much for all their skills, efforts and time and we will of course thank them all properly in due course.

Next steps

All the walls should be in place and all the lengthy sound proofing measures completed by the end of September. It is already really exciting to see the space find its new shape with walls appearing everywhere. The next aspect of this second phase of our building will see a flurry of different trades people coming to continue the work to the first fix stage.

 

We are recruiting for a new part time position at Revelation Family Church to join our staff team.

The role of a Community Development Worker will be working to help bring our new building and the vision we have, to life.

You can download the Job Pack here Community Development Worker Job Pack 2019 V3

The Drylining team have continued to work hard this week completing the insulation of both the ceiling’s spaces and external wall. This is to make sure we keep the noise we generate from all the activities inside the building. We also saw the start of the construction of the main hall with the walls going up. It’s is so exciting to see the shape starting to develop.

This last week saw another large donation come in for the building from within the church family. We also had another pledge affirmed to come in during the coming months from within the church. All in all, this takes us to the amazing place of having all the funds in place for the building works in line with our budget.

We have commissioned over the summer a fundraising research paper to help us with the outstanding funds needed to complete the whole project costs. Work will start shortly making applications to the trusts and grant makers highlighted, where we are a good fit to their criteria and have a high chance of success.

Next week we will start advertising for a new part time staff post as a Community Development Worker. They will be working with the neighbourhood, our charitable and community partners and the statutory agencies to help make sure the building blesses Chichester as much as we hope to.

Things continue to develop well on site at 104 The Hornet. We are pleased to say that we remain on schedule with the programme of works as we completed our first month.

This last week has seen the dry liners start work. They are currently focused on all the ceilings and external walls and this will help create the acoustic seal needed so we don’t disturb our new neighbours once we are in occupation. This aspect of the build should be completed by the end of the month. Adding the ceilings in some areas has also started to give the first feel for some of the spaces we are creating and it is exciting seeing it take shape.

This last week we also had successful site visits from our Acoustic and Health and Safety Consultants to check in on our progress.

Phase One Done!

It has been a solid 2 weeks of work on site at 104 The Hornet with the steel construction team focused around phase one of our refit to install the internal steel structure required to hold the sound proofing we need. Today that team completed the internal steelwork right on schedule and headed back off up to the West Midlands. They have been brilliant and we were sad to see them leave!

We also have had a site visit this week from Shore Engineering, our Health and Safety Consultants to check we are managing the site safely. It was a really helpful visit and thankfully they were very happy with the way we are managing the works.

Next week we see the start of our second phase commence so keep checking the blog and our social media sites for updates and progress reports. Exciting times!

Steels Arrive on Site

Well, finally the day we have all been patiently waiting for over the last 18 months arrived!

Last Friday the building work at our new home, 104 The Hornet started and the job of repurposing the site for our use began. The first delivery of steels arrived on site welcomed by Steve Cross and his team which heralds the start of three phases to complete the transformation of an empty shell into a purpose made facility. We must not lose the significance of the moment on this journey for us as the church.

Let us give thanks and pray for a safe and simple passage through the next 5 months.

Pregnancy Options Centre provides free, help and support to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy or struggling following an abortion or pregnancy loss. Alongside their counselling service, the Education Team delivers interactive workshops to schools and youth settings across Chichester and the Arun Districts. They provide a non- judgemental learning environment where students feel confident to explore the myths and facts surrounding sexual behaviour, relationship boundaries, foetal development during pregnancy and the three options following an unplanned pregnancy: abortion, adoption and parenting.

Pregnancy Options Centre are looking to employ an Education Team Lead for 24 hours a week to support the work of the charity by leading the education work in local schools and youth settings. The role will involve planning and delivering workshops, recruiting, training and line managing a group of volunteers, contacting and liaising with local schools and networking with other agencies.

The Education Team Lead will need to have prior experience working with teenagers, ideally in a teaching capacity and preferably need to be flexible so that their hours can fit around the needs of the schools and youth settings they deliver workshops to. Some training will be provided.

You can find out more information about the job role and how to apply here:

Pregnancy Options Centre – Education Team Lead Job Advert July 2019

Thank you
In the past few weeks Soulfire have asked our church family to commit to bringing donations for the Foodbank with the hope of creating a chain of food that would reach all the way around the hall at Bishop Luffa.The end result was a huge collection that came to 150 metres and made its way around the hall and corridors more than one and a half times! Together we collected over 1500 items/740kg of food which is the largest ever single donation to the Chichester Foodbank to date!

Soulfire want to pass on their heartfelt thanks to all who participated in this challenge that has enabled us to give so generously to people who find themselves in crisis.