Explore evangelism and outreach at Catalyst Conversation roadshows
The diocese's new Bishop’s Officer for Evangelism and Outreach is inviting people to take part in a virtual roadshow exploring ways of sharing the good news.
Mandy Bayton was appointed in April and the Catalyst Conversation roadshow will offer a chance to find out more about the role and how Mandy can help churches with evangelism and outreach.
There will also be an update on the diocese's bid to the Church in Wales' Evangelism Fund.
"The roadshow will provide an opportunity to talk together about evangelism and outreach in our different settings and for me to be able to share with you how I can perhaps be a resource, and help, to you and your churches. I also hope to encourage people to pray and dream of how we can tell people the good news and discuss what our churches could look like as new people join us," Mandy said.
"I’m also delighted to say that Tim Hollingdale, Ministry Area Development Officer and our four Children, Youth & Family Officers, Rachel Bunting, Clare Morgan, Sian Parkhouse and Sian Smith will be providing an update via video on the work they are doing. Ministry areas, and children, youth and family work has a synergy with outreach and evangelism that plays a vital part in growing healthy, thriving churches of committed, worshipping, serving and giving Christians.
"I will also share an update about our diocesan bid to the provincial Evangelism Fund and the project, Catalyst, which we hope to finance. The dictionary defines catalyst as ‘a person or thing that precipitates an event or something that causes a reaction’. We are hoping and praying that Catalyst will cause a reaction throughout the diocese, an exciting, positive reaction that results in our friends, families, neighbours, colleagues, and anyone else we meet, hearing the good news and responding to it."
You can find out more here.