During the Easter holidays of 2018 from Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th April we will be taking part in a citywide mission in Bristol, under the banner of HOPE Bristol. This is an amazing opportunity to serve alongside local churches and organisations and bless the local community. We would love you to join the adventure!
HOPE Bristol is a fantastic way to put Jesus’ love into action, demonstrating the good news in our words and actions. Acts of service like this are a key part of our worship, following Jesus’ teaching on loving our neighbours and acting in alignment with God’s heart for his church to meet the needs of the world in any way we can. What we know from previous missional events in Manchester and London is that, as we go, God does something amazing in our hearts. It’s as we step out that we become more like Jesus, passionate about caring for those in need. Our hope and prayer is that we go back to our cities, towns and villages knowing that mission is a part of who we are and what God has called us to do.
What’s the plan?
Everyone will be arriving on Tuesday evening with time to settle in before we kick things off with a celebration. Mike and Andy will be your hosts, with worship led by the Soul Survivor team. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we’ll start the days by meeting together for worship, teaching and ministry before heading out to our projects in and around the city to get stuck in and serve during the afternoons.
Local churches and organisations are working hard to find the places where we can be most useful so details will be confirmed nearer the time but projects will include things like putting on family fun afternoons, renovating school buildings, clearing overgrown public spaces, hosting afternoon teas for senior citizens, and organising football training and tournaments.
Evenings will be free to hang out in your accommodation hubs with locally organised food, games, sports, films and activities. On our last night there will be evangelistic events you can invite people to during the week. Our final day together will be the Saturday where we’ll spend the morning hosting community fun days before finishing with a final celebration in the afternoon.
Accommodation: You’ll be staying at local hubs; more details will be confirmed soon but it will be a case of bringing your own bed and bunking down on a floor somewhere!
Cost: £60 per person which includes transport to and from activities, and meals. If you live locally and don’t need breakfast/lunch and accommodation, your place will be £30.
Booking: Places will be limited and bookings will close on 31st January. You can book online here!
If you live in or around Bristol and would like to find out about volunteering or hosting a team, or if you would like to give to or pray for the mission, check out the HOPE Bristol website.