Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Bishop Stephen podcast for parish AGMs in Chelmsford

(Sent from the Diocesan Offices)

We are all aware that the season of AGMs is nearly upon us. For some parishes this results in frantic searches for candidates for PCC and deanery synod – for other parishes a hurried attempt to collect and print reports. As a result of the amount of work involved, AGMs can sometimes feel more burdensome than inspiring.

The 'Year of the Bible' steering group want to offer you something ‘off the peg’ that will enable your AGM to have a note of inspiration and challenge.

On the diocesan website are two resources for you to download/use at your AGM.

  • A short PowerPoint presentation (including script) that gives a very short/brief overview of some of the initiatives being fostered in this year of the Bible.
  • A podcast from Bishop Stephen that can be downloaded/played at your AGM. In this podcast, Bishop Stephen says that the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible in 2011 is not just an important cultural event. The Bible is vital and central because it is God’s word, not faxed down from heaven, but inspired by the Spirit.
If you require any further help/information about these and/or other Year of the Bible resources please do not hesitate to contact either the Archdeacon of Harlow  or the Rev John Dunnett.

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