On Saturday 14th February we've got the enormous privilege of having Erwin McManus with us for a one day seminar based on his latest book The Artisan Soul. Whether or not you consider yourself a creative type I encourage you to come along if you possibly can - you won't regret it.
We first encountered Erwin when he spoke at the Willow Creek GLS on The Barbarian Way. Since then both he, and his wonderful wife Kim, have been hugely influential in shaping our Kerith culture, both through their visits to us and through Erwin's books. Our family also had the privilege last summer of visiting Erwin's church, MOSAIC, which meets in the middle of Holywood - it is hugely inspiring to see such a vibrant church at the centre of a place that shapes so much of our culture and values. Here's Hank Fortener, one of their pastors, preaching brilliantly on finding our place in God's community.
This is what Erwin says about the seminar:
"It’s so critical that every human being understand that at their core they’re an artist, that every one of us has creative potential that is to be unleashed for the good of the world.
I’ve met way too many people who have untapped potential, unfulfilled dreams and have a sense that their life is not being expressed the way that God designed it. I know for me it took me a long time to realise that there was stuff inside of me that needed to be released, that God had placed inside of me and that everything inside of you and me – our passions, our intellect, our imagination, our creativity – needs to be used to make the world more beautiful, to make the world a better place, to create an extraordinary future.
I know there are people all over the world that are waiting to be awakened to the deep God-given potential that is waiting to come to life. Every one of us are artists, we all have the artisan soul, and at the seminar we will explore together the process of crafting our lives into works of art.
You can book in to the seminar and get a load more details here. If you're not part of Kerith then until the 30th January you can get a 15% discount using the code TAS15. If you are part of Kerith you can get a 50% discount using the code TASHC50. To get either offer just click through to the Bracknell booking page, click on the box that says "Enter promotional code", enter the code and click apply, then book your tickets. I'll rely on people's honesty to use the appropriate code :)
There are also opportunities to serve, which will get you in for free although you may miss parts of some sessions (we'll work hard to get you in to as much as we can!). We need people to help with car parking, registration, reception, selling resources, drinks and the welcome team. If you could help us on the day please email Penny Lander as soon as possible if you would like to join the guest services team.
Please come if you possibly can!