‘Dr Dave’ all set to mess about at CRE
David Gregory, senior minister at Croxley Green Baptist Church, will lead sessions exploring faith and science on all three days of the Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE) exhibition in October
At Croxley Green, ‘Dr Dave’, who will serve as Baptist Union president in 2018-19, helps lead the Messy Science Lab and recently edited a new resource Messy Church Does Science, which shares simple experiments helping children, parents and carers enjoy science and find faith.
A major Messy Church conference will take at this year's CRE, where Dave will introduce Messy Church does Science.
Using hands-on activities to explore Bible stories, Messy Church is church for people who don’t do church – providing a ‘safe’ space to encounter the Christian faith. CRE exhibitor BRF, who resource, support and enable the project, will run three, two-hour conferences on the project, one on each day of CRE 2017, looking at different aspects of the Messy phenomenon.
Tue 17 Oct 11am - Starting and Sustaining a Messy Church
Ways forward with discipleship in a Messy Church context that challenge any form of church to do discipleship better – plus a chance to try out Messy Church does Science activities.
Wed 18 Oct 11am - Theology from the Mess
Being Messy, Being Church: a forum for all who are interested in the wider learning and implications of Messy Church – including ecclesiology, theology, mission and discipleship – and how this applies to the whole of church.
Thu 19 Oct 11am - The Big Messy Meet-Up
An update of the latest Messy projects, with particular reference to discipleship and vintage pilots, plus a final opportunity to try out Messy Science.
There is no extra charge for attending the Messy Church conference at CRE and no need to pre-register for it, though you are advised to arrive early to be sure of a seat.
Hundreds of tickets for CRE have already been sold – one in five to people attending Baptist churches.
Dianne Tidball, current Baptist Union president, said, ‘With an astonishing range of products and suppliers on display, a day at CRE is a day well invested. While some things exhibited may seem a little unusual to Baptists, most are useful and helpful for mission and ministry.’
To see what else is happening at CRE 2017 and to book your ticket visit www.creonline.co.uk