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
North West Regional Retreat
Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church, Ramillies Avenue, Cheadle Hulme SK8 7AL
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.
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 to 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.
David Hull has come from the USA to join the Inspire core team for the coming year. He recently graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Theological Studies degree. He will be liaising closely with Lorna Koskela on the Inspire for Students team, and missioner training. David got married to Mary Beth on Saturday (7th September), flew out to England the day after, and arrive in Chesterfield today! Now that's the spirit of a missionary couple! They will take a short honeymoon before David comes back and gets stuck in. Please keep them in your prayers as they rise to meet the challenges of being newly married missionaries in a foreign land.