We are an ecumenical and international network of ordinary Christians who practice mission as a way of life, rooted in the love of God and neighbour. We seek a passionate spirituality that abides deeply with God and lives missionally in the world.
Developing the Spiritual Life of Mission-Shaped Disciples
Investing in Spiritual Friendships
School of Mission Spirituality
South East Regional Retreat
West Road Church, 68 Queens Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3EW
As we seek to be like Jesus, and grow in our love of God and neighbour, we find that we cannot do it by ourselves. We need the love, support, encouragement and wisdom of others who are also walking the way of Jesus alongside us. We need spiritual friends. This teaching retreat explores how to make and develop spiritual friendship develop. What makes spiritual friendship ‘spiritual’? What happens when spiritual friends meet so that they can mutually enrich one another’s lives on the way with Jesus? What are the challenges of spiritual friendship, and how might they be overcome? How does a ‘fellowship band’ provide a simple structure for developing spiritual friendship? Click here for booking information.
Phil Meadows is just back from a trip to the USA. First stop was Atlanta, Georgia, to work with Snellville United Methodist Church, and to lead a men's retreat, in the mountains of North Carolina, on the topic of spiritual leadership. Phil was working with Inspire missioner, David Whitworth, to deliver the retreat. After the retreat Phil and David travelled up to Boise, Idaho, and then to Northwest Nazarene University for the Wesleyan Theological Society meeting. Phil and David were joined by Brian Yeich, another Inspire missioner from Kentucky, in presenting papers at a new group on 'Discipleship: Wesleyan and Missional'. The room was packed out, indicating the level of interest in the kind of topics that Inspire is all about. Exciting times!
Praying that all our fellow travellers on the Inspire journey of discipleship will have a blessed new year. Let us choose to stake our lives on the kingdom, so that by this time next year, we will have stories to tell of God's amazing goodness and grace.
Peace and power, in the name of Jesus, The Inspire Team
Inspire will be working with the Methodist Church in Ireland over the next two years to help people understand the vision for mission-shaped discipleship and meeting in fellowship bands. Phil Meadows was in Ireland over the last week, talking with District Superintendents, holding Intro to Inspire sessions in Belfast and Dublin, and meeting up with various key leaders. God is generally stirring up a new season in the life of the Church, and Inspire is one opportunity for people to engage in the renewal and mission that He is bringing. Phil was very encouraged and surprised by the strength of participation, and the first steps that many people will be making to join us in this adventure of discipleship that we call Inspire.