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Unlock Bible study training workshop

4th March 2020
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Thirty delegates from Gorleston, Lowestoft, and Norwich churches attended the Unlock teaching workshop at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Gorleston. The day’s training was led by Dawn Lonsdale, Chief Officer of Unlock
 
The group learned the Unlock method of Bible study which makes the Bible accessible to people who are not already familiar with the Bible. The Unlock method is very practical and begins with the individual's own experience, thus making the engagement with the Bible very powerful
 
Feedback from delegates was very positive. Sean Ojeniyi, an ERMC ordinand, said “This teaching will help us to engage with adults at our Defenders Feast and Messy Church groups in a different and more effective way”.  Eileen McMurtry, Reader in training in Lowestoft, added “We have been looking for how we can engage with people who are seeking faith and the Unlock method will give us a way to teach people about the Bible and about faith”. The Revd Susannah Ellis from Gorleston said “The course was inspiring and has provoked a few ideas!”
 
UNLOCK 03-2020CSince training the Unlock approach has already been put into practice in at least two groups, with plans for more in the pipeline
 
The Unlock training workshop was made possible because of a grant from Norwich Diocese. It was organised by Damon Rogers of St Andrew’s Church, Lowestoft, and Anna Heydon of Imagine Norfolk Together, with the support of Reverend Matthew Price and the church family at St Mary Magdalene Church, Gorleston
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