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Crossing Cultures 2017
Sat 25 February 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
Crossing Cultures is an annual training event hosted by Friends International, and is designed to inspire and equip you to reach international students.
This year's theme: "Words of Life: Bringing the Bible alive for international students"
We will be considering why and how we can share the precious gift of God's Word with our international friends. We will begin our time together with a main seminar session led by Naomi Dawson. Naomi works for UCCF, she is a contributor to the Uncover range of Bible study resources, and has lots of experience of helping international students to understand God's Word. There will also be a selection of practical workshops to help you sharpen your skills - whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced hand there will be something for you. Another set of seminars will tackle some of the objections and questions we commonly face when we open up the Bible with internationals.
This event is for anyone involved in welcoming and reaching international students, and to those interested in getting more involved.
Registration begins at 10am, with the first session beginning at 10.30am.
Light refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. There are shops and a supermarket a short walk away from our venue.
10.00 - Arrivals & coffee
10.15 - Welcome
10.30 - Main session: “Words of Life”
11.15 - Coffee Break
11.45 - Workshop 1
12.45 - Lunch
13.30 - Pop-Up Ideas Shop*
14.15 - Break
14.30 - Workshop 2
15.30 - Prayer and Closing Remarks
16.00 - Hometime
From Text to Talk - Gareth Leaney
Just a Question of Language - Sue Burt
Building a Bridge: Using the Bible in Conversation - Anita Dalkin
Leading Seeker Bible studies - Naomi Dawson
How we can help international students who are meeting Jehovah's Witnesses - John Tancock
Reliability of the Bible - David Hunt
Ghosts, Spirits and Ancestral Worship - Steve Trelogan
* Pop-Up Ideas Shop - this interactive session will give you the opportunity to hear about ideas and resources you could use as you reach international students. Each presenter will have 3 minutes to share their idea, and you choose which ones you want to hear about.
Travel and Parking
The nearest train station is Branksome, which is approximately one mile (20 minutes walk).
There is very little car parking at the church, but nearby RL Stevenson Avenue has a number of unmetered spaces. There is a public car park about 150 yards along (north) from the church in Alumhurst Rd, between the Libertine pub and Westbourne Fire Station (Alumhurst Road Car Park Pay and Display, short stay car park, maximum stay 4 hours). Longer stay car parking is available in the centre of Westbourne, at Milburn Road car park.