In line with the mission initiative Gather, Grow, Go – Poole Methodists are delighted to bewelcoming Mark Arnold (of Urban Saints ) to lead a training session on being an Inclusive Church.
We all want to make church a place that is accessible, inclusive, and where everyone belongs. The 'All Inclusive?' training event from Urban Saints enables us to make this a reality for children, young people and adults with additional needs and disabilities.
A practical and interactive session, this training equips, resources and inspires participants to think about, and put into practice, ways to support and include everyone, whatever additional needs and disabilities they may have.
"'All Inclusive?' is a uniquely valuable and essential training session for anyone to be better equipped to understand, work with, and love those with additional needs. Mark's specialist knowledge, personal experience, and love for people really comes through and there were lots of very practical ideas to take away and use at home/school/church." – Dave Pegg, The PACE Trust.
As well as the training session itself, all participants are provided with a comprehensive 50-page A4 colour workbook, and access to a playlist of supporting, interesting and helpful videos.
There will also be an opportunity for people to engage with resources for interactive experiences.
Why not come and join us on Saturday, 12th March 2022 for 10am at The Spire (High Street, Poole) and be involved in making a vital difference for children, young people and adults with additional needs and disabilities in our churches.
The training is free. However, any donations will be gratefully received.
Poole Methodists are a welcoming, inclusive and outward looking Christian community that welcomes all to join us in worship and fellowship at The Spire.
Accessibility: The Spire was designed with the needs of all in mind: level external access via double width sliding doors (off Chapel Lane); wide, bright corridors and doorways; a large lift for travel to the first floor, accessible toilets on both floors (1 including hoist and adult change facilities); colour contrasting light switches. Hearing loop in Rose Hall when a radio mic is being used. These facilities are available to support children, young people and adults with additional needs and disabilities.
Poole Methodists seek to connect with people in a way that is meaningful for all, see below for a sample of activities available:
Poole Methodists welcome you with patience, kindness, a listening ear and hospitality -we look forward to seeing you on 12th March – a wonderful learning experience awaits you.
With God's never-ending love.