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Empowering the Church in Great Yarmouth 

EMPOWERING

A conference is being held in Great Yarmouth on 8th June to show Christians and churches how they can help people escape from poverty
 


 
The theme of the conference is Empowering the Church to Empower the Poor, and it is led by the Pathways from Poverty team from Relational Mission. It is open to everyone who wants to be encouraged and equipped, to be part of a church that welcomes the poor and sees lives transformed, as people are empowered to walk on pathways out of poverty
 
In the UK and across continental Europe, the church is coming face to face with an ever-growing tide of needs within its local community. From food and fuel poverty, to loneliness, isolation and relationship breakdown, from debt, to housing insecurity, long term unemployment and addictions. These issues are robbing people of hope for the future, damaging the mental health and well-being of all sections of our society, impacting young and old alike
 
As Christians connect more and more with people living in and with these difficult circumstances, how do we keep on loving and not grow weary? How do we empower people to move forwards and not create dependencies? How do we enable people to become actively engaged in our local church communities? How do we respond with compassion yet still strive for justice?
 
This conference aims to address these issues in an inspiring way. There will be worship, teaching, practical seminars, opportunities to meet new people, browse stands and hear about some effective church-based community projects, all designed to help Christians make a difference in their local community, bringing hope and transformation to the broken world around us
 
The guest speaker for the day is Natalie Williams from Jubilee+, who has coauthored two highly acclaimed books: A Church for the Poor and The Myth of the Undeserving Poor. There will also be a choice of seminars to attend in the morning, stands to visit in the break times and a 'speakers' corner' in the afternoon, where local projects will be showcased
 
The Empower conference will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 8th June, at the Kings Centre, 30 Queen Anne's Road, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0LE.  Doors open for registration, refreshments and viewing of stands from 9.30am
 
Standard tickets are £20 per head, £10 for those unwaged. Ticket prices include refreshments throughout the day and lunch, consisting of jacket potato with a choice of fillings and salads (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free). Please advise any other dietary requirements

The Kings Centre is fully accessible for wheelchairs and people with limited mobility, with parking available onsite and on local side roads
 
Please contact Julia Miller if you have any queries regarding the event: julia@pathwaysfrompoverty.org.uk
 
To book tickets, click here
 
Visit : https://www.relationalmission.org

this article also appeared on Network East Norfolk