Alton Webteam: November 2016
On November 19th, thirty Boys' Brigade leaders from across Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey converged on our church for a special Training and Sharing Day. The event started with devotions led by David Betts from North Camp Methodist Church, and he enthused everyone — nay, set them on fire (see picture!) — with his thoughts on how we could best get the Christian message across to our members.
BB National Business Director, Jonathan Eales, provided the keynote address and specialist sessions included Craft, Expeditions, Drama, and Programmes for teenagers. Peter Curran and Chris Britton told everyone about the progress being made with BB development work, particularly in the Guildford CofE Diocese, and Rev Ken Blanton from St Paul's URC Bracknell with Jill Neighbour from Fleet Methodist Church led a thought-provoking session on how we could best help our Boys to cope with trauma in their lives.
The feedback at the end of the event was extremely positive, and another event will undoubtedly be planned in the future.
David Betts with a rather volatile bible!
Some of our BB leaders taking part
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