Free online training about reaching the nations on our doorstep

Dear Chris, Mark, Jacky and CTIP team,
 
We will be running a new FREE online training starting January 4th. Each session lasts approximately 90 minutes from the comfort of home. The training will focus on how to facilitate English conversation groups, how to develop cross-cultural friendships and how to host cross-cultural Bible studies with those spiritually interested. Our vision is to see a number of churches in Plymouth able to host conversation groups and so provide a warm welcome to asylum seekers and refugees, who are some of the nations in our midst.
 
Matt 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come
 

The nations are on our doorstep. Many of them are hungry for friendship and longing to learn English. Currently there are at least 100 refugees and asylum seekers on a waiting list for English classes or a conversation group in Plymouth. Which presents us, as the body of Christ, with a great opportunity to serve and befriend them. In partnership with ODILS (Open Doors International Language School, Plymouth) and TPT (Transforming Plymouth Together), Aish have organized a practical training to equip local Christians to start a church based once-a-week English Conversation group focused around matters of the heart. The 3 Zoom sessions will provide a chance to learn more about how to befriend people from other cultures and help them explore more about faith and the Bible.

To date, more than 80% of Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus don’t even know one Christ follower. We are prayerfully pursuing seeing that statistic become history and for many previously without access to the Good News of Jesus to hear why He is Good News!  
We would be grateful if you would make this training opportunity known to those in your congregation who you think may be interested and also let us know if your church might consider hosting a conversation group in the future once Covid restrictions allow.

 
Below is the registration link to sign up for the sessions on January 4th, 11th and 18th. Once registered participants will receive a reminder email for each session with the zoom link.The registration also asks potential participants to provide a referee from their home church or fellowship.
 
https://www.eventleaf.com/Attendee/Attendee/EventPage?eId=rDgRMHW15zlTfzQfriQycw%3D%3D
 
Session 1: How to facilitate an English Conversation Group that opens up “worldview” level conversation (Monday, 4th January @ 7:30-9PM)
 
Session 2: How to develop a cross-cultural friendship with gospel/faith transparency (Monday, 11th January @ 7:30-9PM) 
 
Session 3: How to facilitate a cross-cultural Bible study, also known as a Discovery Bible Study (Monday, 18th January @ 7:30-9PM
 
Thank you very much for considering this,
 
In partnership for His Kingdom
 
Louise, Chris and Cassie (Aish Plymouth leadership)
 
PS Here are a couple of comments from previous trainees in Plymouth:
“thanks for a very interesting course which we feel will stand us in good stead as background information for the people we encounter” – John and Anne participants Spring 2019

“Thank you so much for an exciting first evening. Having got home I realized you managed to squeeze in – worship, prayer, Bible study, info, video clips, reflection, group discussion, book stall, food, etc and sharing of leading between the three of you! We didn’t feel bombarded. Far from it! It was a thought-provoking evening which you managed extremely well.”  And at the end of 6 sessions: “You have a message that every Christian in Plymouth needs to hear! … The content of every evening was excellent …” Jacky participant Autumn 2018.