Raising Expectations is a one-day conference for the whole church on Saturday 21 October 2017.
Our theme this year is...
Work, Leisure and Rest
1. The Lord's Day
What is Sunday for? What does "Sabbath rest" really mean? What's the place of worship? And what about service, and community?
How can we make the most of God's gift of the Lord's Day?
Our Reformed forefathers rediscovered the precious biblical truth that God delights not just in the work of evangelists and missionaries, but also in every (so-called) "secular" vocation. All of us, whether accountants or plumbers, full-time mums or schoolteachers, IT professionals, nurses, or anything else, have a calling to serve God wherever we find ourselves.
With this in mind, how should we choose what to do with our lives? And how exactly should we seek to serve God once we've made the decision?
Our lives are dominated by work. Many people feel enslaved to the ever-increasing demands of it, while others seem unable to actually get down to doing much of it.
So what is work? What's it for? What kind of work should we be looking for? And how should we do it?
In our world leisure has come to mean entertainment, idleness, any way of filling "spare time". Is it any coincidence that we don't have a culture?
But it was not always so. Leisure used to be the rich soil out of which grew a vibrant culture. How do we restore this neglected aspect of our lives?
Join us on Saturday 21 October 2017.
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Date: Saturday 21 October 2017
Venue: The Welsh Chapel, Freston Gardens, Cockfosters, London, EN4 9LY (view map). Plenty of on-street car parking is available. The nearest tube station is Cockfosters (Piccadilly Line), about 7 minutes' walk away.
9:30 Coffee and registration
10:00 Conference begins
12:30 Lunch (see below)
1:30 Conference continues
4:00 Conference ends
Cost: Individuals £15, Couples or families £25, Concessions £10. Please pay in cash on the door.
Food: Tea and coffee will be provided before the conference and during the morning and afternoon breaks. However, to keep costs to a minimum, lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch or purchase food from shops nearby.
Special requirements: Step-free access is available at the venue, and guide dogs are welcome. Please give details of any special requirements when booking, and we will contact you to make the necessary arrangements.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. We regret that we are unable to provide childcare; however, there is a large room adjacent to the auditorium where children may take a break with parental supervision if they become restless.
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