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20 July 2016

Spring Harvest and Samaritan's Purse go local to encourage Church unity

Spring Harvest and Samaritan's Purse go local to encourage Church unity

Alliance members Spring Harvest and Samaritan's Purse will host a unity tour across the UK this autumn.

The series of events will celebrate all that is happening in the local Church.

Alliance director of mission, Gavin Calver, will be one of the speakers inspiring greater Church unity across the nations.

Gavin said: "It's really exciting that Spring Harvest will be touring around different locations to share and encourage the vital theme of Church unity.

"The Alliance is really pleased to be involved. Join us for an action-packed evening of worship, prayer and inspiration."

The gatherings will focus on the Spring Harvest 2017 theme of One for All through worship, teaching and prayer, featuring worship leaders Pete James and Cathy Burton and speakers Malcolm Duncan and Sim Dendy.

The evenings will be based on Jesus' call for the Church to be one for a purpose, and will also feature videos and creative Bible readings, along with an opportunity to hear from Samaritan's Purse.

Cathy Madavan, Spring Harvest special events director and planning group member, said: "At such a pivotal time in our nation's history, the theme of unity is more important and prophetic than ever and I believe that the Church is well placed to lead.

"As we come together to this autumn we will not only be demonstrating the love of Christ, but also the strength and unity of his Church."

Simon Barrington, executive director of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said: "We are thrilled to be partnering with Spring Harvest for the autumn local events.

"We will be celebrating all that is already happening in local Church unity across the UK, and sharing ideas about mission projects that can increase that unity locally and nationally." 

As well as the evening events in each venue there will be a lunch with church leaders who will share updates on their work locally and pray together for unity in the Church, to encourage one another and to input into the planning for the 2017 One for All Spring Harvest theme.

There will also be an introduction to the work of Samaritan's Purse and the goal of sending a million Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes from the UK in 2016.

Tickets for the celebrations are on sale at www.springharvest.org/local.

As a member of the Evangelical Alliance, Spring Harvest is one of 600 organisations supported by the Alliance. We facilitate members' initiatives and campaigns and offer support to increase their impact and provide training for organisations on how to engage with the local government and media.

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