We are so looking forward to the 2015 CNI Network National Conference! It is always fantastic to hear and read what local projects are achieving and this weekend, 23rd - 25th October, will be a massive celebration of that!
Our aim is to make the Conference as beneficial as possible to the work you and your teams do on the streets, in the clubs, within safe-place drop-in's and at festivals. Each week we will be sending a Conference update which we ask to pass onto your teams so as many local projects as possible can benefit.
This week our focus is the workshops led by the Executive Director of Mercy Ministries, Arianna Walker...
Workshop Leader Biog:
Arianna Walker is passionate about seeing people from all walks of life overcome brokenness and adversity to reach their God given potential. Drawing on years of pastoral leadership experience, she uses practical examples to educate, equip and empower others to rise up and reach out. Arianna regularly speaks at conferences and churches, is an author and the Executive Director of Mercy Ministries UK- a Christian charity that works in partnership with churches across the UK to provide residential care for young women who are dealing with life controlling issues.
Workshop Details - Empowered to Reach:
Session 1 Tree of Addictions with a focus on the coping mechanisms of self harm eating disorders and addiction - this is session is a helpful insight to remind us all that we need to consider the why behind the what. Behaviours are most visible, but dealing with the root of the issue will seek to eradicate the behaviour.
Session 2 Models of discipleship that help people overcome life controlling issues. Choices Bring Change is the integrated, holistic curriculum used at Mercy UK - all of its parts which include focus on renewing the mind, dealing with life hurts and forgiveness will be shared in this session.
Session 3 How to stay whole whilst helping broken people. If anyone has been involved with people for a length of time all can relate to being hurt by those you are helping, this session gives a focus on how to create appropriate boundaries and staying fit for purpose in coordinating individuals care.
To book or for more details visit the CNI Network Conference Page.
The conference will also give you the opportunity to have your very own Sound Portrait created! Intrigued? See the web page for more details!
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