On Thursday 19th March we're going to be hosting a conference with James Emery-White and a team from his church, Mecklenburg Community Church, which is in Charlotte in the United States.
Many of you will know James from his previous visits. His specialism is analysing and understanding the culture we live in, and working out how we as churches can best engage with the culture. His church is pretty unique from my perspective in that 70% of their growth has been through seeing unchurched people come to faith. At the conferences we'll hear not only from James but also from the people leading his kids, creative arts, communictions and welcome teams on how they've built a church which is reaching the culture so effectively.
James and his team have said that anyone from Kerith who would like to attend can come for free! Most of our staff team are going to be there - if you're part of our Kerith community and would like to join us then please email our reception with your details and we'll get you added to the attendance list.
We've also already got a good number of individuals and church teams coming from other churches. If you (or even better a team from your church) would like to come, then you can book in and get all the conference details here.
It's going to be an excellent day to think and learn about how we can do church more effectively - I hope you can make it.