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Andy has shared the gospel with hundreds of young people in Lancashire. Read more to be encouraged and inspired by kingdom possibilities! 
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Welcome to Fusion Youth and Community UK's
Monthly Update for October!
 It's so encouraging to see how God makes a way for people to hear the good news! This month's feature story shares one example of such action here in the UK. Also included is our latest Process of Mission spot which looks at the importance of offering others an opportunity to respond to Jesus' call to relationship with Him. Don't forget to check out our future dates and opportunities at the very bottom too! 

Creating Opportunities for Christ

How Daytrips in the North have given hundreds of young people a chance to respond to the gospel

Since 2008 approximately four hundred young people have been impacted by Fusion Lancashire’s “Breakout” Daytrips. Run by Fusion in partnership with volunteers from local churches, Breakouts take young people out of their regular context and give them an experience they don’t forget!
 
What makes a Breakout so memorable? For the young people who attend it might be the fun activities like water slides or hanging out with adults who listen to and encourage them. For some, it’s remembered as the first time they prayed or even the life changing day when they accepted Christ as their saviour. 
 
Andy Prosser, from Fusion, recalls “On one particular Breakout last summer all of the young people except one either made a commitment or re-committed their lives to Christ. These were a mix of churched and un-churched kids. They didn’t want to leave at the end – they were all singing songs while we were tidying up and all of them helped with the chores. You know you’ve built something when that happens!!”
 
Any person helping to lead a breakout would be the first to tell you that it takes a lot of work to "build" a successful breakout; resources must be gathered, activities must be run, food must be eaten! (Lots and lots of food!)

The most important work of all, however, is the relational work that is done both before and after the day. Breakouts are run as a way to share Christ's love with young people as well as role model his teaching.  That's why, in Lancashire, they are run in conjunction with other youth programs like the East Preston Youth Cafe and a 'Talk and Tucker' Bible Study.

It's these regular, connected programs that provide safe places where the team can draw alongside the teens of their area; building relationships of trust that inspire growth and hope in the young people who come along week after week. And it's at the "Breakout" Daytrips that they find out exactly where that hope comes from.

Fusion Youth and Community UK celebrate the way Andy and the team in Lancashire continue to help their neighbourhood's young people take steps towards and into the Kingdom of God. 
 
To find out more about how to run Breakouts and other youth outreach activities in your area, you can get in touch with Fusion Y&C UK here
CENTRE UPDATES:
 To read news snippets from Fusion teams around the country, click here to be taken to our website 's monthly news page! 
This month we hear from:
Fusion Croydon
Fusion Whitley (Reading)
as well as our associate centres in:
Wheatley & Balham

The Process of Mission is Fusion's way of articulating the key aspects we have found to be necessary for reaching whole communities and seeing people find their place in God's Kindgom. If you'd like to be encouraged on your journey of life and mission, we hope these spotlights will do just that and provide helpful food for thought!
 
Process of Mission Spotlight:
Opportunity for Commitment  
by Jenny Woods, Fusion Croydon

When we become a Christian we each have our own story of how we crossed the line from darkness into light. In finding ways to share our faith, there is a danger that we can be so caught up in relationships that we miss the opportunity to actually invite people into a relationship with Jesus.

We can be so nervous about how they may respond that we don’t give them the opportunity to move to next steps. But the first 5 steps in the Process of Mission are preparation for this moment. 

Many people see this step alone as evangelism, but in fact it is all of the steps working together. It is normal for about 1/3 of people to be ready to respond to a clear, non-manipulative, sharing of the Gospel.

Some ways others have given people the opportunity to respond to the Gospel:
·     Youth Daytrips
·     Christmas and Easter services
·     Sharing of personal journeys at craft groups or       business breakfasts
·     Alpha Course
·     Evangelistic road shows or campaigns

We just need to be prepared and if we’ve been sensitive to the spirit’s leading, and deeply respecting of the individual’s need to choose for themselves, we will know when it’s right to invite.
 
Thanks for reading our latest national update! Next month we will be sharing more about how you can support the work of Fusion Youth and Community UK.

Until then, many blessings,

Skye Leon,
on behalf of
Fusion Youth and Community UK 
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY:
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Transforming Our Society - Fusion's National Conference
27-29th November 2015
Don't miss out on a weekend of encouragement and inspiration as Fusion staff, team, volunteers, friends and acquaintences gather at The Mill.

Book your place now: Click here.

 
Fusion's International Forum is taking place at the Frontier Centre, near Northampton this October. It is a gathering of Fusion leaders from across the world. You are most welcome to come for the first two days of the Forum to connect with the wider Fusion family. 

Dates: 18th - 23rd October.

For more information and to book your place, click here.
Faith Full Service?  Integrating Christian faith alongside high quality social care 

An engaging and interactive training day focused on how to integrate the Christian faith alongside high quality social care.  Facilitated by WLM's Executive Director, Jon Kuhrt and Social Work Chaplain Rev'd Ruth Bottoms, it will be based around practical models, resources and experiences which can be used in your context.

Date:     4th November 2015, 9.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: Hinde Street Methodist Church, London, W1U 2QJ
Cost:      £15.00, including lunch
For more info and to book your place click here
 
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