Reaching Your Community in the Summer
A church in Norwich held a week-long festival in a nearby park during the summer to reach their local community.
In this episode, Adrian Reynolds (Head of National Ministries) is joined by Andy Rees (Lead Pastor, Surrey Chapel, Norwich) to talk about Summer Fest- an event the church held in Waterloo Park in Norwich in summer 2022. How was it run? How did it go? Would they do it again?
00:00 - Introduction
02:33 - Surrey Chapel's Summer Fest
10:20 - Shifting from a social event to gospel intentionality
12:26 - Planning a summer festival
16:29 - Connecting with local media
19:43 - Moving the holiday club out of the church building
20:24 - Church buy-in for community events
22:51 - Planning a kids' holiday club
24:42 - Use what God has given you
Resources mentioned in this episode
Photos of Summer Fest
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