So I started work in Leeds city-centre at the beginning of September & employed by the Church of England, with the brief of finding ways to connect Christianity & nightlife culture…it's been a great couple of months of seeing what's out there….i have been mostly:
…praying, thinking, dreaming, wondering about what God might want to do here
….having great meetings with the city council, a group of landlords called 'pubwatch' and the police who are all really keen on the restart of Street Angels. We are planning for around Christmas time linking with Halifax and Headingely Street Angels.
…going out and about prayer walking 2 nights a week….asking God to show us what he sees, what he wants, chatting to people along the way
…hanging out in clubs & bars…meeting workers & clubbers there, learning about their lives, the issues, the hopes, their thoughts on my job, faith, God…life, the world & the universe!
…chatting with & being blessed by others who are doing some incredible work all over the UK
…reporting back in church meetings wanting to tell a few stories and see where people are at.
…some immediate ideas floating around…Club Angels (Street Angels but inside!), 24-7 prayer, Halloween prayer stuff outside….
Be great to hear from you if any of this sparks wisdom & ideas!
Beth Tash 2011- firstname.lastname@example.org