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!AUDACIOUSCITYCHURCH AUTUMN/WINTER 2010/11 !ACC

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WEDNESDAY CHURCH

I AM !AUDACIOUS THIS IS MY CHURCH

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WELCOME

WELCOME Bonjour, czesc, ciao, G’day and welcome to the !ACC Magazine. If you’re here for your first time then we want to take a moment to welcome you to Church. It's great to have you here with us, whether you're visiting friends & family or looking to make !ACC your home why not check out pages 6-9 to give you all of the information that you need for your first visit here. We are right at the beginning of a new season in the life of the church and we have decided to make the most of every opportunity. We want to encourage you to make the most of every day, every conversation, every friendship and every moment that you are a part of. In making the most of our moments we have been working hard in the background securing a building for our future growth. We are acting in the now to build a city influencing Church. Have a sneak preview of the inside on pages 30-31, let us know what you think!

We are incredibly excited about the next months as we make strategic changes here in the life of Church while always taking the time to celebrate all that is going on in the lives of everyone here in !Audacious City Church. We love you loads and count it a real priviledge to be your pastors.

Glyn & Sophia Glyn & Sophia Senior Ministers

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CONTENTS New to Church? What’s what?............................................................................ 06 Meet the team............................................................................... 10 WEDNESDAY CHURCH

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Life Groups.................................................................................... 12 Life Pods........................................................................................ 14 Life Café......................................................................................... 16 Leadership Development............................................................. 17

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DEPARTMENTS Kids Rock....................................................................................... 20 Urban Youth.................................................................................. 22 Urban Uni...................................................................................... 24 Young Adults................................................................................. 26

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Generations................................................................................... 28 ilovemygen.................................................................................... 29 Boss............................................................................................... 34 Bling............................................................................................... 35 A-Teams......................................................................................... 32 Really useful stuff Our Spacious Place: New Building info...................................... 38 Calendar........................................................................................ 42 On Yer Bike!.................................................................................. 46

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NEW TO CHURCH

SUNDAY LIVE

NEW TO CHURCH? Hey there! If it’s your first time with us we want to take a moment to welcome you to !Audacious City Church. Church was designed by God to be a fun-packed, faith-filled, life-fuelling encounter between Him and us. As you are with us today expect to enjoy yourself, be challenged in your thinking, and then walk away believing God has a fantastic future in store for you. There are loads of options you can access to plug into the life of the church. Let us recommend one to you! Coffee Night is coming up on the 4th November. This is such a great chance to meet those who lead the Church, ask questions and relax while drinking great coffee. (We pay too!) Make sure you go to connections after the service where you can meet some of our amazing team who will create that feeling that you’ve come home. Have an amazing day!

Glyn & Sophia Glyn and Sophia Barrett Senior Ministers

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9.30am • 11.30am 5pm • 7pm We love Sundays here at !Audacious City Church which is why you can expect to hear powerful preaching, inspiring worship and spend time building incredible relationships. The perfect way to start your week.

WEDNESDAY CHURCH Life Groups The best way to connect and make friends is through Life Groups! These are small groups meeting in homes all around Manchester for coffee, chat, a DVD presentation and cake! For your nearest venue see the Life Groups page. Life Pods These are the social interest groups of !ACC. Meeting once a month, Life Pods can be anything from chilling with friends to salsa dancing! For a list of current Life Pods see the Life Pods page. Life CafÉ Life Café is for connection, coffee & conversation. Meeting in coffee shops all across Manchester, Life Café is a great opportunity for Life Groups to gather together. The night consists of coffee, live music and a live presentation. Leadership Development Once a month on a Wednesday night our Leadership Development nights are designed for the training, development, impartation, connection and information flow for all leaders throughout the life of !ACC. So whatever team you are leading or if you are


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involved in leadership within church, this night is for you. Featuring !ACC pastors and special guests there will be two sessions each night, including praise and worship, group work, practical sessions and seminars. No two nights will be the same.

0-30s Kids Rock For 0-11 year olds, Kids Rock has a fun packed programme every Sunday as well as holiday specials throughout the year. We have crèche facilities for children aged 0-2. If you have children of this age we would love you to come and join us for fun play time and Bible based activities. We also have an awesome fun-filled, action-packed !Kids Rock programme for all 3-11 year olds (up to Year 6). So come and join us as we explore how incredible our God is through crazy games, puppet shows, dramas, praise and worship, life groups and great teaching. Urban Youth Urban Youth is for everyone in high school or college. With programmes running in South, East and Central Manchester, there’s bound to be a God encounter close to you. For full programme details see the church website. Urban Uni The student arm of !Audacious City Church is here to make you feel right at home during your time in Manchester. From Sunday meetings to student Life Groups and campus outreach. This is the place to be

equipped to impact your university. YOUNG ADULTS Young Adults is about empowering a generation to invest their lives into others. We’re believing for you to have such an encounter and transformation through the power of God that you have an even greater sense of wanting to pour your life out. We have created opportunities for just this! From socials to powerful God encounters, you should never live a boring life. GENERATIONS Generations brings together Kids Rock, Urban Youth, Uni and Young Adults. It’s all about one generation making a difference on this planet. It’s a mentality that says, “I’ll stand for my generation”. It’s not concerned about age, race, or any other demographic, but purely about people!

DNA ACTIVE: If you want to find out why !Audacious City Church exists, what the culture of the house is and core values, then come along to DNA Active. A two-part course answering any questions you may have. PARTNERS: For those that have completed DNA Active and have decided to make !ACC their home. This twopart course talks about what it means to be partnered with !ACC and how you can get more involved. ENCOUNTER: Week 3 of Active and Partners is DNA Encounter where you can expect God to speak clearly and directly into your life as he shapes you to play your part in !ACC.

Boss For all men that are part of !ACC. From breakfasts to Paintballing, Boss brings you a great opportunity to hang out with just the men as well as an opportunity to hear some great guest speakers from around the world.

Bling Bling is our incredible women’s ministry. With international speakers, dinner parties and truly inspiring weekends away, the heart of the team is to empower women to be God’s gift to their world.

A-Teams This is the social action arm of church. Involved in community projects with Macmillan Cancer Support meeting practical needs of those who find themselves homeless or in the redlight district.

iBelieve & Alpha If you have recently made a decision to follow Christ then you can find out more from our three week iBelieve programme. If you simply want to find out more about Christianity then Alpha is a seven week course that helps you to discover the meaning of life.

Possibility For all those that have an entrepreneurial spirit, Possibility is a forum to inspire and give practical input to help you move forward with your ideas. Brought to you by those who have gone before you.

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WHAT NEXT?

WHAT NEXT?

coffee nights

Come and meet the team

DNA 4th November 7.30pm at Costa, Fort Retail

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Our DNA Active, Partners & Encounter Courses will be running on

ibelieve is a rolling three week programme that you can join at any point

16, 23, 30 Nov at 7.30pm

Tuesdays at 7.30pm


a place to call home

Tony & Wendy decided to make !Audacious City Church their home and here’s why...

What is there not to like?! We love !Audacious. We have been part of !ACC for 9 months now and it has flown by. We seriously cannot think of one thing not to like. We love the leaders, the people, the worship, the kids work, the teaching, the media, the coffee and there is so much more going on than that! As newcomers we found the DNA Active and Partner courses a fantastic way to get to know how !ACC ticks and mid-week Wednesday church is a great way to build relationships. We are now in a privileged position to lead a Life Group in Sale (quick plug!) and so excited to see that grow and develop. More than anything we are planted in a church where we can grow closer to God, to thrive and prosper in His plans and purposes for our lives and the awesome future of this very special house. Thanks !ACC

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MEET THE TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

Mark & Emily Foster Associate Ministers

Keith & Sarah Reid Children’s Pastors

Stuart & Julie Keir Associate Ministers

Paul Reid Youth Alive UK

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Mark Steele Executive Assistant to Glyn & Sophia

Glyn & Sophia Barrett Senior Ministers

Hannah & Wayne Adkins Youth Pastors


MEET THE TEAM

Rob & Rachel Ray South Region

Julian & Kathryn Wolstencroft North Region

Joel & Becky Weaver Student Pastors

Matt Hill Worship Pastor

Ian & Jen Henderson East Region

Lindsey Etherton Media Manager

Dave & Anne Adams Central Region

Bill & Dawn Moffat West Region

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LIFEGROUPS Life groups are the best way to connect and make friends. These are small groups meeting in homes all around Manchester for coffee, chat, a DVD presentation and cake! Check out the list of venues for your nearest Life Group.

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6th & 20th October 3rd & 17th November 1st & 15th (Christmas Party) December 12th January

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For more info on North Life Groups please contact Julian Wolstencroft on 07973 634 941

Please contact Rob Ray on 07834 235 569 for more info on South Life Groups

For more info on East Life Groups please contact Ian Henderson on 07813 102 516

BURY Julian & Kathryn Wolstencroft BLACKBURN Mark & Michelle Steele BOLTON Hannah & Wayne Adkins MIDDLETON Andy & Helen Geerling

BROOKLANDS Rob & Rachel Ray URMSTON Mark & Loretta Harmer ALTRINCHAM Mike & Rosie Braye STRETFORD Matt & Elena Hill SALE Tony & Wendy Taylor NEW MILLS Paul & Eira Garner

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FAILSWORTH Nathan & Lindsey Milnes MOSTON Rob & Becci Bishop HARPURHEY Ian & Jen Henderson ASHTON-U-LYNE Dave & Anne Adams PRESTWICH Ian & Catherine Rowbottom MOSSLEY Paul & Gayle Woods


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Please contact Bill Moffat on 07590 851 233 for more info on West Life Groups

For more info on Central Life Groups please contact Dave Adam on 07726 232 478

Please contact Joel Weaver on 07920 521 908 for more info on Student Life Groups

WORSLEY Bill & Dawn Moffat

NEW BROUGHTON Chris & Lindsey Etherton

MANCHESTER UNI Laura Hindley

SWINTON Dave & Sarah Sharpe

HULME Justin & Paula Dring

MANCHSTER MET Steph Houston

CULCHETH, WARRINGTON Catherine Whelan

BROUGHTON Caroline Woods & Ed Baptist

SALFORD UNI Adam Shardlow

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LIFEPODS Life Pods are the social interest groups of !ACC. To join one of the following Life Pods please email info@ audaciouscitychurch.com or call the office on 0161 830 7000 and tell us which Life Pod you would like to connect with. We will then email you with the dates and venues of your Life Pod. Alternatively you can check the website for venues.

DATES 13th October 8th December

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STUDENT POD

See the Urban Youth page for dates & venues.

A walk (not too strenuous) then great food together.

For all you students!

Young Adults

PARENTS & TOTS POD

See Young Adults page for dates & venues.

Hair, nails & make-up.

Chat & chill around the city of Manchester.

CLIMBING POD

BAGS THAT ROCK PODS Knitting and crocheting, then felting trendy bags.

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GLAMOUR POD

Indoor rock climbing & a cafe.


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OPEN MIC POD

RACQUET POD

CHILL POD (Girls only)

Song writers, story tellers and poets.

Dust off your squash or badminton racquet and get fit again

For girls who want to eat chocolate, chat, watch DVDs and generally just... CHILL!

BANANAGRAM & FRIENDS

CHILL POD (BOYS ONLY)

If you miss using your brain, fancy a laugh or have a competitive streak.

Films, football & food!

CINEMA POD Orange Wednesdays! MUNCHKIN POD The fun, silly card game.

BALLROOM & LATIN POD Attending lessons in the above!

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LIFECAFÉ

19th January • 7.30pm Life Café is for connection, coffee & conversation. Meeting in coffee shops all across Manchester, Life Café is a great opportunity for the Life Groups in each region to gather together. The night consists of coffee, live music and a live presentation. To finish, as usual, we have more coffee! All Life Cafés start at 7.30pm.

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Once a month on a Wednesday night, our LeadershipDevelopment nights are designed for the training, development, impartation, connection and information flow for all leaders throughout the life of !ACC. So whatever team you are leading or if you are involved in leadership within church, this is for you. Featuring !ACC pastors and special guests there will be two sessions each night, including praise and worship, group work, practical sessions and seminars, no two nights will be the same. Krispy Kreme Donuts will also be there. !ACC

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why i love my life group Darlene has been coming to !ACC for 2 years and has made her Life group a key part of her week. Here’s why....

I love our Life Group . I look forward to Life Group Wednesdays; great coffee, food, conversation, fun, laughter and the opportunity to chat about stuff going on in your world. You get to see the best bits of Sundays preach on DVD, then chat and discuss pre-set questions. This helps me firstly remember what God's saying to us as a church (not that I have a bad memory, oops, yes I do!) Secondly, helps me to process life application. Life group is extended family who can laugh, cry and experience all the emotions in between with you. I would recommend that if you haven’t been or don’t belong to a Life Group yet, that you make it one of your goals for this new season, there’s one meeting near you. Thanks to all in my Life Group for all the fun and laughter over the past year and here’s to another fun year. Love, Darlene

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KIDS ROCK

Hey everyone! We hope that you are enjoying your new class at school and that you have worn in your new school shoes that always seem to rub your toes. Autumn/Winter is extremely exciting in the life of church, especially in Kids Rock so make sure you come along each week and join in our life changing Jesus adventures!

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MEET MINTY

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Minty (Mintesinot) is a 5 year old boy from Ethiopia who is sponsored by Kids Rock through Compassion. Each month the children take up a huge offering for Minty and regularly write to him. Every week in Kids Rock we take up an offering and we want to encourage all parents to help their children in learning about generosity.

KIDS ROCK & CrechÉ Available for all Sunday and mid-week services.

Minty Offering dates 26th September 24th & 31st October 28th November 19th December

Mini Heroes & Creche Friday 17th December 10.30am - 12.15pm

Kids Rock East Thursdays (Term Time) 6pm - 7.15pm • 50p Kids Rock Dance Thursdays (Term Time) 5.30pm - 6.15pm • £1 Mini Heroes For parents, babies and pre-schoolers Fridays (Term Time) 10.30am - 12.15pm • £1

SPECIALS Christmas Parties

Kids Rock Saturday 18th December 3pm - 4.30pm for 3 - 11s


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KIDS ROCK COMPETITIONS WIN a trip to the cinema for you and friend. The prize will include as much ice cream, popcorn, sweets and juice that you can squeeze into your little tummy. All you need to do is complete the wordsearch below (and discover the hidden word) and hand in to one of the Kids Rock team by 7th November. The prize will be drawn on Sunday 14th November.

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WIN A mystery prize and an opportunity to appear in the next church mag by simply completing the sentence below (in as many or as few words as you can). I love Jesus because:

Hand it in on your way to church by Sunday 7th November. Three winners will be revealed on 14th November. !ACC

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URBAN YOUTH

Youth. Hello

If you are in high school or college, Urban Youth is for YOU! After an incredible summer, packed with Shindigs and sunshine, Urban Youth has hit the ground running. Everyone is ABSOLUTLY PUMPED about what is just around the corner for Urban Youth! The nights might be getter darker and there may be a rain cloud in sight but don’t worry as we have a jam-packed, memory-creating, powerful, fun-filled autumn and winter in store for you! So don’t miss out - follow us on Twitter, add us on Facebook and check out the church mag to keep up to date with everything happening in the life of Urban Youth!

Audacious Urban Youth

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For more information please email urbanyouth@ audaciouscitychurch.com

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Meet some of the team Height: 5ft 11 Fave movie: Liar Liar Catch phrase: “For the love of Pete & Mary” Occupation: Executive Assistant Beef Monster Munch or Beef Hula Hoops: Beef Monster Munch Beach holiday or activity holiday: Activity holiday Favourite smell: Freshly cut grass Buried in feathers or buried in beans: Beans Role model: Jim Carrey (for the less serious moments in life) Jesus for everything else If you were trapped in one country which would it be & why? Switzerland for its beauty & punctuality Who’s your favourite person on team & why? Dan Watson because he continually tries to be a gangster. Height: 5ft 2” Fave movie: Shrek Catch phrase: “What you on about” Occupation: High School Student Beef Monster Munch or Beef Hula Hoops: Beef Hula Hoops Beach holiday or activity holiday: Beach holiday Favourite smell: Petrol & paint Buried in feathers or buried in beans: Feathers Role model: My Mum If you were trapped in one country which would it be & why? Australia to have a beach holiday! Who’s your favourite person on team & why? Frankie because she makes me laugh


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NOVEMBER

Urban Bounce Central Campus Fridays • 7pm-9pm

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Power Breakfast (Yr10 upwards only) Central Campus 10am-1pm • £1

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BONFIRE NIGHT Meet at Central 6pm • £4

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GENERATIONS NIGHT Central Campus 6pm-7.30pm Yr 7 & 8 8pm-10pm Yr 9 up

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URBAN YOUTH FOOTY North Manchester School for boys 8pm- 9pm

Urban Youth East Thursdays • 7.30pm-9pm Urban Youth South St. John’s Church, Urmston Thursdays • 7.30pm-9pm Urban Create Central Campus Thursdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm Urban 180 Youth Alpha Central Campus Fridays 6pm-7pm

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GENERATIONS NIGHT Central Campus 6pm-7.30pm Yr 7 & 8 8pm-10pm Yr 9 up

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URBAN YOUTH FOOTY North Manchester School for boys 8pm-9pm Power Breakfast (Yr10 upwards only) Central Campus 10am-1pm • £1

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SHINDIG Meet at Central 1pm-3pm • £5

DECEMBER 04

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Meet at Central 9.30am

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Christmas party Central Campus 7pm - 9.30pm • £2

JANUARY 08

OUTDOOR MADNESS Meet at Central 10.30am • £FREE

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GENERATIONS NIGHT Central Campus 6pm-7.30pm Yr 7 & 8 8pm-10pm Yr 9 up

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URBAN UNI

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UNI Urban Uni is the home of students in !ACC!

We believe there’s no better time to be alive than right now; Urban Uni is supercharged and ready to take you to a whole new dimension!

This is going to an incredible season of growth and crazy good times! Get involved!!

Joel Becky Joel& & Becky Weaver X Weaver X

EVERY WEEK Wednesday Nights are Student nights at !Audacious City Church. Life Groups, Life Pods, Leadership Development and Life Cafés are all tailored for students. Check out the diary pages to see what’s coming up.

OCTOBER 01 GENERATIONS NIGHT 8pm-10pm 16 YORK ROAD TRIP Meet at Central 11am 17 ilovemygen In the City 2pm

NOVEMBER 19

GENERATIONS NIGHT 8pm-10pm

DECEMBER 09 ilovemygen In the City 2pm 11 Christmas dinner house trail One Dinner, Three Locations! Don’t just be at one party, get to three around the city. Hang out, eat with friends old and new.

JANUARY 09

TEA & TOAST Post Sunday church chill at Centre 9pm All the old favourites such as Marmalade, Marmite and Peanut Butter will be present!

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NEW STUDENTS Whether you're new to !ACC or new to Manchester we want to give you a HUGE welcome! There is so much to get involved in every Wednesday evening with Urban Uni... from free food to Student Socials, from Life Groups to Weekends Away you’re never going to want to leave! To find out more contact our student pastors.

Top Ten things to do before you leave Uni 1. 2. 3.

Do something crazy for charity (and take pictures)

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Attend a protest (and try get in the local paper for it)

Argue with an arts student about the validity of their course! (it’s just funny) Seriously consider never leaving (I mean seriously, to the point of talking it through with your parents) Hug a professor (preferably the one who everyone else can’t stand) Discover a local band (you don’t know how big they could get) Wear your PJ’s to a lecture (but carry yourself like your wearing a suit) Throw a proper dinner party (10 plus guests and food that requires a recipe) Get into a gig for free (without a crew t-shirt on) Stay awake for 72 hours for some crazy reason (just so you can say you did)

Top Ten tips for making a true success of Uni 1. 2.

Collect loose change in a pot (you’ll be very thankful more than once)

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Find a church and commit to it (you will both bring the best out in each other)

Find some friends (no not the first 5 people you see, find some proper friends, people who genuinely care for you. These people will probably in your life forever) Write a blog / journal (make some sense of your days before you sleep) Budget well (don’t be a scrooge, but don’t be stupid either) Aim to get your assignments in a week early (you can’t describe the feeling) Find a place where you can actually study (it’s called wisdom) Ask for help (we all need help from time to time) Get a job (even if it’s one shift a week, it keeps you in tune with the real world) Think about Masters and PhD’s – (seriously… why not??) twitter.com/accurbanuni

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YOUNG ADULTS

adults Hannah Raeside, designer, maker and all round arty lady tells us...

why friends and a fine english brew are good for the soul couples, singles, students, professionals; the list goes on. It’s vital that we make time to socialise; that we’re brave enough to invite ourselves The amazing thing about the along; that we’re open enough local Church is that it really takes all sorts. If you’re sporty to invite people for tea; that we make space to get involved or a single parent, a newlywhen the opportunity arises wed couple, if you love art, and to create opportunity hate shopping or have your when it doesn’t, not for the Pro Evo Grade 8, you’ll find sake of it. Not so that we can others like you. There is have one big christian social nothing more refreshing and club. Not to be exclusive, or encouraging than finding comfortable, but because it someone who shares the really matters! It’s Biblical to same interests, outlook or sense of humour. (The flip side spend time with one another and to lighten each others of this, of course, is that you rub shoulders with people you loads. It’s about being that never thought you’d get along much-needed word of Godly wisdom in someone’s ear, with. These can be the most and receiving the same good valuable friendships of all). advice in return. To be in As young adults we are at others lives, to share and a stage in life that is unlike encourage, laugh and cry... any other. We have a wealth To really belong. of experiences and lifestyles to draw from. Just-out-ofschool 18s, young-at-heart 30 somethings, parents, headache having spoken to anyone and everyone, remembering names, getting involved.

Now, any friend of mine will know that for me to write about how much I love a cup of tea would be a complete lie. Or someone slipped me a tenner. Make mine a hot chocolate please! But whether it’s over a brew, walking the dog or sat on the sofa, the fact still remains that quality time spent with friends is something that can’t be beaten; it really does you good! At !ACC I have learned the value of getting linked in; spending time chatting and laughing and investing in friendships - the value of real connection. I remember leaving after my second sunday here with a splitting

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coming up in young adults Generations Nights Be fired up to change your world – Generations is about empowering you to make a difference in your world. SOcials Always a feature in the life of Young Adults. Check out the dates and venues opposite. Wisdom Says A new series looking at how Proverbs helps us as young adults in making good lifestyle choices. How to’s of positioning yourself to live a life that honours God and values people. Tuesday’s 7:30pm - 9:00pm

OCTOBER 01

GENERATIONS NIGHT 8pm-10pm

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NOVEMBER 17

ILOVEMYGEN In the City 2pm

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GENERATIONS NIGHT 8pm-10pm

DECEMBER 09

ILOVEMYGEN In the City 2pm

11 Christmas dinner house trail One dinner, three locations! Don’t just be at one party, get to three around the city. Hang out, eat with friends old and new.

JANUARY 9

TEA & TOAST Post Sunday church chill at Centre 9pm All the old favourites such as Marmalade, Marmite and Peanut Butter will be present!

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GENERATIONS

Why Generations? What is Generations, who’s it for and why bother? Generations is Kids Rock, Urban Youth, Urban Uni, and Young Adults. It’s about one generation standing together, no matter the age, to say we can make a real difference in our worlds. UNITY I see people of all ages united in one cause doing whatever it takes to fulfil our mission. I see a generation living, standing, believing together. I see a generation living beyond the borders of their own life, beyond their small circle, living for their generation. Why Generations? It’s about unifying the ages, bringing them together to give us a worldview wider than our own tunnel. I would love it, if you would say I want to make a difference in my generation to make Generations Night a priority, to be a part of a generation passionate about really changing the world we live in by standing together. MOBILISATION I see Generations equipped and empowered to make Church happen. Generations is about you finding home and then taking responsibility. It’s about helping you to see you have a part to play. Generations really should be the engine room that brings

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the power to drive things forward. Being planted in the House of God isn’t just about attendance, it’s about making things happen. Generations is about firing you up, helping you find a place to serve and then bringing force and momentum to everything in the life of !ACC. DISCIPLESHIP I see a generation being discipled, taught, helped and resourced to live victorious lives. That we can overcome the obstacles of past, and stride forward in power. Generations is helping you to become a better follower of Jesus. The biggest and most fundamental decisions are made before we hit 30, foundations are set and the normal of the rest of your life is created. Generations is about raising the bar for a future generation, helping you to make incredible, audacious lifestyle choices that enable God to do even greater through us. CREATiVITY Lastly generations is about releasing and expressing the creativity of Heaven. Every single one of us has the potential to create, to design, to write, to express an aspect of the Kingdom of Heaven that releases a new revelation of our Creator God. Generations is about inspiring creative expression, creative decision

making, creative solutions and creative lives. Don’t be the one that misses out, be a part of a Generation that creates a new normal.

OCTOBER 01

GENERATIONS NIGHT Central Campus 6pm-7.30pm Yr 7 & 8 8pm-10pm Yr 9 up

NOVEMBER 19

GENERATIONS NIGHT Central Campus

6pm-7.30pm Yr 7 & 8 8pm-10pm Yr 9 up

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GENERATIONS NIGHT Central Campus 6pm-7.30pm Yr 7 & 8 8pm-10pm Yr 9 up


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Now active in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Eastbourne, Kent, Barnsley, Sheffield, Salford, Bury, Burnley Billingham, Glasgow, Strathaven & Aberdeen.

The first ilovemygen national campaign running throughout December. Change the culture in your neighbourhood by planning a street secret Santa ending with a Christmas Party in your home.

17th October Meet at The Centre 2:00pm

Today I was enjoying a posh coffee with my family and friends. My husband went and paid for our bill but as he did I remembered the ‘ilovemyen’ card that I had placed in my purse. I keep them there to remind me not only to talk about loving my generation

but to ACT on it. I spoke to a waitress at the till and told her that I would like to pay for the young women's bill near to our sofa. The waitress was amazed – infact the rest of the staff came over and wanted to know more. I ended up with five members of staff

intrigued as to why I would be so kind. There was now a real buzz about the place and I loved it! I set out to try and make an impact on the lives of two young women but ended up inspiring others in the process!

9th December Meet at The Centre 7:00pm

I REALLY do love my gen!

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WEDNESDAY CHURCH

EAT FISH Stuart Keir, Associate Minister here at !ACC talks to us about eating fish!

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WEDNESDAY CHURCH

“Still they stood there in disbelief, filled with joy and wonder. Then he asked them, “Do you have anything to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he ate it as they watched him.” Luke 24:41-43 Imagine the scene. Jesus has died, the disciples know he’s dead, some of the women in their group claim they’ve seen him, two guys have just returned late at night and said they’ve just been for a walk and a meal with him; and then - out of nowhere - Jesus appears. The guys are freaked out. Jesus, the greatest teacher who ever walked the planet, seeks to talk to them about how they are feeling. No response. The Bible describes him as the “wonderful counsellor”, but even his words aren’t getting through to them. He then shows them his hands and his feet, nail holes clearly visible. It’s tangible evidence

It is not about superheroes, superstars, the realm of fantasy or the fiction of Hollywood life. that he is who he says he is; he did die and is alive. But no - still nothing. Joy, wonder and down right fear are the emotions they are feeling right now. You can imagine the silence of the room as Jesus holds out his hands, points to his feet and realises this is going nowhere. So he asks “Do you have anything to eat?” They hand him a piece of fish and, in absolute silence, watch him eat it.

It wasn’t his miraculous arrival in the room It wasn’t the stories that the women from the tomb or the men from Emmaus told It wasn’t his nailed pierced hands and feet It was a normal everyday action of eating fish that caused the disciples to believe that this was Jesus. Leading people does have moments where you tell incredible stories. There are miracles that occur that you thank God you were a part of and seeing the marks of the sufferings of Jesus should raise an incredible sense of thankfulness as we celebrate and reflect in communion. But it is the normal everyday actions where you truly lead people the most, as you lead them in being people. It is not about superheroes, superstars, the realm of fantasy or the fiction of Hollywood life. Those around you need to see a real person and they need you to be honest and real with them, not pretending to be something you are not. This is the place where they will accept you and your leadership. When you are perfect you are saying “don’t touch me” and keep people at a distance; but when you do something ordinary like eat fish with people; they see you. So for all you cool urbanites; get out there and eat sushi! And those of you with a low risk quotient, get thee to Harry Ramsdens, eat fish with people and let them be with you.

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A-TEAMS

A-Teams and Macmillan

Providing practical, emotional and financial support to people and families affected by cancer. To find out how to be involved or to refer someone contact 0161 830 7000 or email info@audaciouscitychurch.com.

A-Teams and Boaz trust

Providing help to people seeking asylum. Volunteers are needed to be key holders and offer practical assistance. To find out how to be involved contact 0161 830 7000 or email info@audaciouscitychurch.com.

Christmas Banquet

In December we will once again open our doors to the Homeless and vulnerable of Manchester. They will get a Christmas lunch and presents to take away. To find out how to be involved contact 0161 830 7000 or email info@audaciouscitychurch.com. Don’t forget that our regular programmes will be running including: A-Teams ‘On The Streets’ Thursday & Friday Evenings Reaching out to the homeless and into the redlight district.

A-TEAMS ON THE STREETS...

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A-TEAMS A-TEAMS ON THE STREETS...

“I look forward to meeting you guys in the week. I don’t know what I’d do without it.”

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Paintballing 27th November Breakfast 22nd January Pastor Glyn Barrett

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WEDNESDAY CHURCH

30th October • 9.30am, 4th December • 9.30am

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October 16-17 Eastside CC, Melbourne, Australia 19-22 Planetshakers Leaders Summit, Melbourne 23-24 Hong Kong City Church, Hong Kong November 7th !Audacious City Church Krakow, Poland 21st Christian Outreach Centre, Bromley, Kent DECEMBER 1st UCB Media Day, Kent January 14-15 Open Church Leaders Weekend, Denmark 28-30 Young Lions training weekend, Wales !Audacious Band Tour Dates: OCTOBER 22 Space, Frontline Church, Liverpool November 1-8 Japan Tour

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THE TRUT

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NOTHING

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HOPE

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EQUALITY EQUALITY

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MY CAT MY CAT

INSPIRATION INSPIRATION

IN HARMONY SOMETHING TO BELIEVE COMPANIONSHIP COMPANIONSHIP

FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY

PASSION

BEER

THE TRUTH

HONESTY

GIVINGGIVING

PASSION PASSION

BEER BEER

STORYTELLING STORYTELLING

A GOOD BOOK

JOY HONESTY

ART

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MY SOUL REALITY

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A TROPHY A TROPHY WIFE WIFE MY CAREER MY CAREER A PLACE TO CALL HOME A PLACE TO CALL A PLACE TO CALL HOMEHOME A GOOD BOOK

HONESTY

HOPE

A GOOD BOOK

JOY

GIVING

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OUR SPACIOUS PLACE

MAIN BUILDING

OUR SPACIOUS PLACE

June brought the official end to our "i-Imagine year”; 12 months of giving into a building fund through faithful donations, creative fundraising and entrepreneurial ideas. Rachel and Adam Atkins put on an amazing show at the Centre with their band, Milo Cho, supported with live comedy and music from Ian Henderson, Dave and Rob Fidler and others. Rob Bishop cycled 99 miles across the country. Pastor Glyn completed a motorcycling tour of Mongolia and Emma Johnston hiked accross

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Snowdonia. Our very own Urban Youth have also been fundraising throughout the year. But they haven’t been blindly giving without any vision for the future. Instead, they have caught a real sense of what God is doing in their city. At !ACC, we firmly believe that God’s plan is to see a Church so numerically large that it would cause people to wonder what could possibly draw thousands of people together on a Sunday. All of this means a buzz is created, the Church has a real presence in the city centre and ultimately people’s lives are changed for the better!

So, the !Audacious family have donned their “future glasses” and set about practically working towards this vision for bigger and better in the life of the Church. “i-Imagine” giving continues to be a big part of the life of !ACC and we are starting to see visible movement in all that God has in store for the church. Our faith that He was working behind the scenes to provide us with a new facility has become an excitingly tangible reality and with a real sense of things to come, so looking to our new season...


OUR SPACIOUS PLACE

SECOND auditorium

Presenting the new, soon-tobe-improved !Audacious City Church building!

ladies & gentlemen, you won’t be queuing for the loo for much longer!

The space is VAST. The new auditorium, in it’s first incarnation, will comfortably seat 1000 people. This means that major conferences can take place in our own venue, as well as giving us the capacity to keep growing on Sundays. This vision of our exciting new future includes a fantastic childcare facility, coffee shop area, a highspecification sound recording studio, improved film and media facilities, ample parking, function-specific offices... the list goes on! And

A bigger building isn’t just about practicality. The potential for our A-Teams community projects and other social outreach also starts to grow; new ideas are being formed as the option to facilitate exciting new ventures becomes available. This increase in space means an increase in faith. So get ready to join us as we move forward into a more spacious place, there is a complete refurbishment to do and a city to be impacted!

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!ACC KRAKOW

!ACC KRAKOW !Audacious City Church Krakow, has a mandate to take Poland's finest and most beautiful city and give it the church it's always dreamed of. With congregational Pastors Zibi & Magda Marzec and Matt & Lyndsey Deaville from Manchester and an influx of great new people, we're excited about a season of new students, church growth and lots of fun, food and coffee. Why not join us at !Audacious City Church Krakow on Sunday mornings at 11am at the Park Inn Hotel (opposite the Wawel Castle) or Wednesdays at 7pm for Life Cafe or Life Pods. Check out the !Audacious City Church website for all the latest information.

Zibi & Magda Marzec Campus Pastors

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Matt & Lyndsey Deaville Campus Pastors


POSSIBILITY M A R K 9 V E R S E 2 3

guest speakers this season Pastor Steve Kennedy Sunday 24th October All Services Steve Kennedy is an exciting and dynamic communicator. His impacting messages are a blend of 'real to life stories, side splitting humour, and solid truth'. Steve has recently left pastoring a Church where he served for more than 25 years, to travel fulltime as an Evangelist and Motivational Speaker. Steve has been married to Susie since 1979 and together they have 4 adult children. You will be inspired by Steve's ministry. Pastor TIM HALL Saturday 13th October • 6pm • Healing Service Sunday 14th October • All Services

Possibility is a forum for people with an entrepreneurial spirit. These sessions are designed to inspire you and give you practical ways to turn your ideas into reality. Possibility runs immediately after Leadership Development. 27TH OCTOBER 26TH JANUARY

TIM HALL has an anointing on his life for the miraculous. His forthright and anointed preaching coupled with a great manifestation of power has seen many saved, healed, drastically changed and baptised in the Holy Spirit. !ACC

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WEDNESDAY CHURCH

October 3

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SUNDAY

sundaylive

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

sundaylive

sundaylive

10

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

FIRST FRUITS 9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

4

11

ILOVEMYGEN 17 IN THE CITY 2pm

sundaylive 9.30am

sundaylive

24

11.30am 5pm 7pm

PS STEVE KENNEDY 9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

18

25

MONDAY 8pm

footy

5

12

19

26

TUESDAY BIBLE

ACADEMY 7.30pm

BIBLE

ACADEMY 7.30pm

6

BIBLE

ACADEMY 7.30pm

13

BIBLE

ACADEMY 7.30pm

20

27

7.30pm

POSSIBILITY9.30pm

21

28

WEDNESDAY

7.30pm

Yr 7&8 // 6pm Yr 9+ // 8pm

2

15

Mini Heroes 10.30am

Mini Heroes 10.30am

7pm

central

GENERATIONS

7.30pm

8

central

Mini Heroes 10.30am

7.30pm

14

6pm

Worship

6pm east/ SOUTH

east/ SOUTH

6pm

1

FRIDAY

Worship

9

7pm

16

M A R K 9 V E R S E 2 3

6pm 6pm

east/ SOUTH

THURSDAY

7

6pm

POWER BREAFAST

10am 1pm

SHINDIG

7.30pm

Worship

7pm

Nights of Fire

23

6pm

29

22

Mini Heroes 10.30am central

Worship

7.30pm

Mini Heroes 10.30am central

7.30pm

7pm

30

SATURDAY

YOUNGADULTS ROAD TRIP!

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11am

9.30am


WEDNESDAY CHURCH

NOVEMBER 7

sundaylive

SUNDAY

sundaylive

14

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

PS TIM HALL 9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

8

15

1

21

sundaylive

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

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sundaylive

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

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29

MONDAY footy

9

2

16

23

8pm

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TUESDAY

DNA 3

7.30pm

10

DNA

7.30pm

17

24

7.30pm

7.30pm

DNA

7.30pm

WEDNESDAY 7.30pm

Worship

7.30pm

18

6pm

Worship

6pm

7.30pm

25

6pm 6pm

east/ SOUTH

6pm east/ SOUTH

7.30pm

11

6pm

7.30pm

19

26

Mini Heroes 10.30am

Mini Heroes 10.30am

Mini Heroes 10.30am

Mini Heroes 10.30am

7pm

6

GENERATIONS 7pm

Yr 7&8 // 6pm Yr 9+ // 8pm

13

20

central

12

central

5

central

FRIDAY

Worship

6pm

COFFEE NIGHT 7.30pm east/ SOUTH

THURSDAY

4

6pm

east/ SOUTH

Worship

7pm

27

SATURDAY POWER BREAFAST SHINDIG

10am 6pm

Ps Tim Hall healing service

6pm

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DECEMBER 5

sundaylive

SUNDAY

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

12

sundaylive

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

19

26

sundaylive

9.30am 11.30am CAROLS // 5pm CAROLS // 7pm

sundaylive

10.30am

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20

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TUESDAY

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east/ SOUTH

6pm

3

10

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Mini Heroes 10.30am central

IN THE CITY 7.30pm

7pm

SATURDAY

7pm

16

6pm 6pm

7.30pm

17

Mini Heroes 10.30am

CHRISTMAS PARTY

CHRISTMAS PARTY

11

7pm

18

9.30am

SHINDIG

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6pm

ILOVEMYGEN

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6pm

7.30pm

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FRIDAY

Worship

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THURSDAY

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6pm

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Worship

9.30am

YOUNGADULTS

7.30pm

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3pm

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30

SUNDAY

sundaylive

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

sundaylive

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

31

9

sundaylive

9.30am 11.30am 5pm // BAPTISMS 7pm // BAPTISMS

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sundaylive

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9pm

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

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11

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7.30pm

POSSIBILITY9.30pm

YOUNGADULTS

9.30am 11.30am 5pm 7pm

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

7.30pm

PARTNERS 7.30pm

THURSDAY

6

6pm

Worship

7.30pm

20

6pm

M A R K 9 V E R S E 2 3

Worship

6pm

7.30pm

27

6pm 6pm

7.30pm

21

28

Mini Heroes 10.30am

Mini Heroes 10.30am

Mini Heroes 10.30am

Mini Heroes 10.30am

1

7pm

GENERATIONS

7pm

Yr 7&8 // 6pm Yr 9+ // 8pm

15

22

8

central

14

central

7

central

FRIDAY

7.30pm

Worship

6pm east/ SOUTH

east/ SOUTH

6pm

13

6pm

east/ SOUTH

Worship

7.30pm

east/ SOUTH

DNA NIGHT

7pm

29

SATURDAY SHINDIG

10.30am

MOMENTUM

CREATIVE DAY

BREAKFAST

9.30am

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ON YER BIKE!

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I’m not good with geography, how far is that? I rode a total of 99 miles, we got a little lost at times!

Rob and his wife Rebecca Bishop live in Moston, Manchester, with their daughter Olivia. Rob works for British Triathlon as a Regional Programme Manager and Lead Child Protection Officer. On 11th September, Rob hopped on his bike and pedalled his way from Gretna, Scotland, all the way along the coast to Newbiggin to raise money for !Audacious City Church’s new building. We caught up with Rob after the event to find out how it went. Tell us what you did? I cycled from Gretna in Scotland on the Irish Sea coast to Newbiggin by the sea in Northumberland on the North Sea coast in one day.

Did you have any troubles along the route? Yeah hills! I never look at a route profile to find out how hilly it is before I go, it was a bit of a shock! We also had the little problem of getting lost a few times! I also ended up on the A69 a main route between Newcastle and Carlisle for 7½ miles, that was not fun, a fair few trucks whizzing past you! What bike did you use? I guess it would be a “racer” to some people but to be slightly more technical it was my road bike, a Ridley Compact. How was the day… and the British weather? The day was great, we drove up to Gretna, leaving Manchester at 6.30 in the morning. The weather was awful when we left but by the time we got to Scotland it was sunny-ish! For the rest of the day the sun shone and I even managed a little top up on the tan. The wind was also in our favour!

roads there’s not much that happens, however my support vehicle managed to get stuck behind a bull and we did come across a ford after 20 miles which caused us a few problems! Did you have people out supporting you along the way? No one on the route but Becci (my wife) and Olivia (my daughter) who were in the support vehicle behind. How about in the lead up to the day? I had massive support from my cycling team mates and close friends in Manchester. What made you think of doing this for i-imagine? I’m called to ride a bike, GOD has given me this talent and I firmly believe in the vision the Church has for the city. How long did you fundraise for before the day, and how much did you raise? We started raising money in July, and have raised £1011.54 so far. People can still give at www.justgiving.com/ibike, or can give to the !Audacious City Church i-Imagine building fund.

Have any unplanned adventures? Travelling along the country

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