SJI, Hope and Fusion help churches build on Olympics success

Share Jesus International, Hope and Fusion will be touring the UK this autumn to help churches stay at the heart of their communities.

The Time of Our Lives tour is heading to Weymouth Prayerhouse and New Covenant Church on 17 October, with more dates to be announced.

It has been a bumper summer for the UK, with the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympics.

The events saw thousands of Christians get stuck in to serve their local communities with free family events, festivals and live screenings.

Now SJI, Hope and Fusion want to harness that momentum for outreach in the coming years.

The tour will give churches advice on how they can create a 'rhythm of mission' throughout the year using key seasons in the church calendar.

The organisations will share simple steps for engagement with some of the big national events on the horizon, including the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Hope 2014, Pentecost Festivals 2013 and 2014, and the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

A new book and small group discussion guide has been put together to engage churches in the question of what it means to bring the Kingdom of God to your community.

There will also be details of local training days being held across the country during the first half of 2013.

Roy Crowne, Executive Director of HOPE, said: "The church is always longing to find ways to mobilise volunteers and mobilise the whole church.

"Community festivals and events are a fantastic discipleship tool.

"To see this in action I strongly urge any church leader to come along to find out how."