15th Birthday Celebration
Urban Expression celebrated 15 years of inner-city church planting in East London on 17-18 November 2012.
A Eucharist was written by Claire McBeath and Tim Presswood during the celebration weekend in Poplar in London's East End, drawing on images and reflections from the the day.
Please see full eucharist to download and use as you wish.
Talks from UE Day
Urban Expression hold a Community Day once a year where all those associated with UE (team members, mission partners and associates) have an opportunity to meet up and share experiences, stories and reflections, and to receive some input. In 2011 the Community Day was held in Birmingham on Saturday 26th November. The plenary speaker was Glen Marshall, tutor in mission studies at Northern Baptist Learning Community.
Glen Marshall talks about 'Evangelism and other evils: putting the E word in its place'.
Richard Shorter, who leads the team in Harold Hill, Essex talks about some of the work taking place there.
Tim Presswood, who co-leads the team in Openshaw, Manchester, talks about some of the work taking place there.
Church Planting and Urban Mission Course at Bristol
Bristol Baptist College are in the second year of a new Urban Mission and Church Planting course and it is very applied. They have a team exploring mission in three of Bristol’s more marginalised areas including multicultural inner city as well as white marginal estates.
The aim is to develop character and skills for ministry on the streets as well as in church and Christian community. Mike Pears a tutor on the course, say, "We often find ourselves journeying with those for whom life is very hard and who struggle to keep their heads above water. We are finding an enormous sense of privilege in these friendships with an often surprising sense of the Lord’s presence."Do you have a passion and sense of calling for ministry in tougher urban areas? Find out more www.bristol-baptist.ac.uk/urban-mission-video