When5th October 2013 at 10:00am - 5:30pm
WherePriory Methodist Church
63 Newnham Avenue, Bedford
CC Day Seminar: Single Christians - Life, Love and the Church
Following a successful series of three talks earlier this year, Christian Connection in association with the Bedford Christian Singles Group have invited David Pullinger back for a day seminar on life, love and the church. The seminar will draw from CC's singleness survey and in depth research to discuss singleness and the church and online dating.
This will be both an interactive and inspirational day with practical exercises and opportunities to exchange experiences in breakout groups. This is your chance to be informed, to be inspired and to leave equipped so you can take away ideas that will have a great impact on your church and your life.
Come prepared to talk, share and dream!
The biggest survey on Christian singles in the UK has been completed.
- What's working?
- What isn't working?
- What can we do differently?
What makes great churches and leaders for single people? What do single Christians say about their Church experience and what can we learn from them?
Online dating: How to make it work for you. 1 in 4 marriages are estimated to be the result of online dating. There are reasons why it should work particularly well for Christians. But it can be tricky and confusing. Using the survey and latest research, this session will explain what works best and why.
Join us afterwards for a social evening in a local pub. We've secured a perfect venue nearby, so we can meet up for relaxed informal drinks and icebreakers in the evening. It's free entry for everyone who has booked for the day event, and a small fee for anyone else. It will be a fun way to end the day mingling with other single Christians!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr David Pullinger, FRSA, is a well-known public speaker on how Christianity responds to changes in society. He has lectured in university theology departments, worked for the national church in Scotland and was a worship-leader in evangelical churches. More recently he worked for the UK government and is presently focusing on research about single people in society. He wrote the book A Desire to Belong 2011, designed to get people thinking and talking about single people in church, and was single until last year.
Getting to Bedford
Bedford is easily accessible from the M1 and A1. It is on a mainline railway line from St Pancras to St Albans, Luton, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and is accessible with changes from Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Crewe.
Bedford is also easily accessible via the X5 coach service which runs every 30 minutes connecting Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford, and Cambridge.
The Bedford Christian Singles Group
The Bedford Christian Singles Group is a local Christian singles fellowship group that has come alongside CC to organise this event. To find out more please visit http://www.bedfordchristiansingles.co.uk
Tickets are priced at £19.50. To book a place at this event please click on the BOOK NOW link
This event is open to all ages. As this is a seminar open to all we have not aimed for nor can we guarantee there will be balanced gender numbers of men and women.
Food will be available to purchase on the day.
Cancellations require at least 5 days notice prior to the event to claim full refund, subject to a £5 cancellation fee per ticket. Less than 5 days notice - no refund payable.