Transforming Church is the name of the process to discern the next vision and priorities for the Diocese, from 2020 and beyond. On 4 November 2020, the Right Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, announced a new focus of work for the upcoming months, to shape the future the Diocese of Bristol.
The Wellbeing Journey is a new series to help churches and communities address the challenges of our times. Following the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, local churches are in a unique place to lead communities on this holistic journey to physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
HOPE Together and KingsGate Church, Peterborough, have developed a video journey drawing on Kingsgate’s Wellbeing sermon series and the book ‘God’s Plan for Your Wellbeing’ by their lead pastor Dr Dave Smith. The videos are presented by Simon Thomas (Prime Video Sport/ Sky Sports/ Blue Peter) and Joanna Adeyinka-Burford (BBC, Channel 5, Nickelodeon), with contributions from leading experts in different fields.
The eight video sessions are:
- Week one: Introduction
- Week two: A wellbeing mindset
- Week three: Physical wellbeing
- Week four: Emotional wellbeing
- Week five: Spiritual wellbeing
- Week six: Relational wellbeing
- Week seven: Financial wellbeing
- Week eight: Vocational wellbeing
Full details of the video series are at www.wellbeingjourney.org.
A group from Christ Church are organising to take part in this programme – if you would like to join then contact Simon firstname.lastname@example.org 01793 529166
Each year, we choose a bible verse to focus on to provide us with hope and inspiration for the new year.
This year’s verse is from Peter
Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
By his great mercy he has given us a new birth
into a living hope through the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1 v 3
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