How a small church can run a mission for their local community
Pop up Mission in Atherton
Atherton Baptist Church came to us with a vision of reaching out to children and young people in their community. With help and support from north west staff and volunteers, for three days in the summer, the church car park and grounds welcomed a steady stream of children and families. With sports, games, crafts, puppets, a bouncy castle and a free BBQ. There were lots of opportunities to invite children, parents and grandparents to the various follow-up events and groups that the churches had planned. It was so encouraging to see so many people, who had no contact with church, entering into the fun of the day but more importantly committing to bringing their children to future events.