Sean Stillman shares stories of biker mission

Pioneer minister Sean Stillman will be hitting the road next month to tell other Christians about his experience of mission on the margins.

Stillman has spent the last 25 years on the road engaged in pioneering work with people he describes as removed from church culture.

He rides a Harley and much of his work is among biker communities, where he operates in a missional and chaplaincy role.

He also founded Zac's Place in Swansea. It started in the late Nineties when Sean hired a function room in a local bar every Sunday night to answer the deep spiritual questions his biker friends were putting to him.

The majority of those coming had little church connection and the informal gatherings were an opportunity for them to enquire about the Christian faith in a relaxed pub environment.

Now Zac's Place meets in its own venue in The Gospel Hall in George Street, Swansea and it has evolved into a "church for ragamuffins" that also does outreach during the week, including a daily breakfast for the homeless, a weekly Bible study and an evening soup kitchen.

Sean's tour will take him to Reading (10 September), Cambridge (11 September), Derby (12 September), Leeds (13 September), and Stoke (14 September).

The evenings are an opportunity for Christians already engaged in or considering mission to find out more about what it's like.

Sean says, "The events won't be anything flashy. Just me – a bloke on a bike, the Sermon on the Mount and 25 years worth of stories from the margins."

All events run from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

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