Cottingley enjoy a 'Spirit Filled Church' Away Day

Photo of St Michael's Cottingley's Spirit Filled Church away day

'Spirit Filled Church' has increasingly answered the 'What next?' question for churches that have completed the 15-week JSP programme.

Based on passages from the book of Acts, it examines how the principles of being 'Jesus Shaped' carried over into - and shaped - the Early Church.

St Michael's Cottingley, a growing church on a housing estate between Bradford and Bingley, are undertaking Spirit Filled Church this Autumn, and have just enjoyed an Away Day as part of their SFC 'experience'.

Photo of St Michael's Cottingley's Spirit Filled Church away day

It took place on Saturday November 15th at Eldwick Church (another church who have been taking part in Jesus Shaped People), with a group of around 20 people taking part in a lively programme of teaching, worship, discussion, prayer and creative activities.

With a parallel programme for the children (run by Betty Pedley), running alongside the main programme faciliated by JSP Programme Leader, Gordon Dey, this was very clearly a fun-packed and enjoyable day.

Photo of St Michael's Cottingley's Spirit Filled Church away day

But more significantly this was a day of deep reflection, careful thinking and some exciting planning for the future.

It was day when 'the penny dropped' for quite a few people - and its going to be exciting to see how the Spirit continues to shape and grow St Michaels over coming months.

As well as the pictures on this page, click this link to view a whole gallery of photos from the day

Perhaps YOUR church could host a Jesus Shaped People or Spirit Filled Church Away Day? Contact us for help, resources and encouragement.