Spring Guide 2014
THE EMMAUS ROAD Our name comes from one of the most beautiful stories in the bible:
Who is the third who walks always beside you? When I count, there are only you and I together But when I look ahead up the white road There is always another one walking beside you.
TS Eliot, The Wasteland
‘Two of them were going to a village called Emmaus… Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognising him.’ Luke 24:13-16 Jesus disguises himself in normality, joining us on our journey through life, entering conversations, sharing our meals and gently revealing his love. Those two commuters finally realised that Jesus was with them when he broke bread in their home. It’s often as we show hospitality, share time together, and especially as we take communion on the last Sunday of each month, that we recognise Jesus Christ, alive and active in our midst. ‘He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.Then their eyes were opened and they recognised him.’ Luke 24:30+31
WEL C O M E We’re glad that you’re here with us at Emmaus today. A century ago these electricity works began supplying power to most of Guildford and today we gather here to plug into God’s life-changing power so that we can take His light and life to our city. Our teaching series this term explores the theme of God’s Alternative Power, preparing us for Easter, the happiest date of the year. We’re also running the Alpha course this term for those wondering about Christianity, a Burn’s Night party for everyone and a Welcome Party for those who are new to Emmaus. Make yourselves at home.
www.emmausrd.com | www.24-7prayer.com | @petegreig Pete and Sammy Greig
If you’re new and would like one of Pete’s books, Red Moon Rising or God on Mute, we’d love to give you a free copy. Just ask at reception.
Te a c h i n g S e r i e s But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23â€ƒ
Alt: POWER #7 Alt: Faithfulness - Jens Mankel
ALPHA SUNDAY My Story - Darrell Tunningley
Alt: POWER #7 Alt: Gentleness - Julia Thomas
Alt: POWER #1 Alt: Spirit - Pete Greig
Alt: Power #2 Alt: Love - Lisa Borden
Alt: POWER #3 Alt: Joy - Hannah McVeigh
Alt: POWER #4 Alt: Peace - Pete Greig
Alt: POWER #5 My Story - Mike Andrea
Alt: POWER #6 Alt: Kindness - Pete Greig
Alt:POWER #9 Alt: Self-Control - Jon Peterson
VISION SUNDAY - Pete Greig
GLEANING SERIES #3 Gleaning: Ego - Pete Greig
LENT #1 Bethany - Hannah McVeigh
LENT #2 Gethsemane - Dave Slinn
EASTER DAY Resurrection - Bill Cahusac
Communion - Jonny Hughes
S U N DAY T E AC H I N G S E R I E S
SPEAKER BIOS Pete Greig leads Emmaus, and serves as Director of Prayer for Alpha Int. He’s also a bewildered founder of 24-7 Prayer - launched here in Guildford. It has reached more than 2 million people in more than 10,000 prayer rooms and more than 100 nations.
Darrell Tunningley is a former drug dealer and armed robber. While serving five and a half years in prison Darrell attended an Alpha Course which changed his life. His amazing story has been featured on TV, in the Daily Mail and in his best-selling autobiography Unreachable.
Julia Thomas is a former doctor who serves on the Board of Justice and Care, an antitrafficking organisation, and is a trustee for Emmaus Rd. She and James often host Emmaus events at their home just outside Guildford.
Lisa Repko Borden has lived amongst the Maasai in Kenya’s wilderness, amongst hippies and surfers in Portugal and in Tanzania where she now runs an NGO called WEMA with her husband Byron. She is the mother of four grown children and the author of Approaching God.
Jon Petersen grew up in Japan, went to university in California, raised his family in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, and today lives in the Rocky Mountains. Jon is a much-loved godfather to the 24-7 movement.
Hannah McVeigh works for 24-7 Prayer running The Vision Course (UK) which is based here at Emmaus. Originally from Northern Ireland, she studied Theology at St Andrews in Scotland under the famous scholar and former bishop NT Wright and others.
Dave Slinn is one of the leaders of Emmaus Rd and Director of Matrix Trust, the local youth charity which won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Dave is a petrol-head with a particular love for land-rovers.
Mike Andrea became a Christian after fleeing to Cyprus to escape from a death threat. Today he leads Global Generation in Ramsgate, one of the most innovative churches in the area. He helps to lead Spring Harvest, The Big Church Day Out and 24-7 Prayer.
Bill Cahusac is a former school teacher and selfconfessed film geek, who serves as a curate at HTB in London running the 24-7 Prayer Room which has been going non-stop in term times, for more than a year.
Jens Mankel is a skilled furniture maker, worship leader and pastor who ran one of the largest churches in Frankfurt, Germany. Last year he and his wife Coralie toured Europe in a van with their six children, arriving in Guildford to be part of Emmaus and the 24-7 Prayer movement.
Jonny Hughes heads up the student work at HTB in London with his wife Amy. He is a gifted speaker and thinker who formerly served as a teaching pastor and prayer leader at RockHarbour church in Orange County, California.
10:30am 12th January
ALPHA SUNDAY special guest speaker
YO UTH Sundays
Older Youth - Tuesdays 7.30-9pm 60 Sydenham Rd, Guildford, GU1 3RX (School Years 10+)
Journeys are easier (and more fun) with someone else. A young person's journey of faith is really important and we want to support them as much as possible in it, so we've started to pair our older youth up with a mentor - someone who is a little bit further on in their journey of life and faith. The idea is simply to have someone to chat to, hang out with and support them. If you'd like to get involved in mentoring or would like a mentor, we'd love to hear from you!
As well as worshipping together with the whole church community, we run a range of streams for kids and young people. We even run a Creche for all ages up to 5yrs so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the meeting.
We spend a couple of hours at Matt's house with our older youth hanging out, eating loads of cake and studying the bible together!
Cooking Chaos - Thursdays, 4.30-6pm @ Emmaus Rd Centre (School Years 4-6)
A fun (but hectic) couple of hours at the Emmaus Rd Centre preparing and eating food together, playing games and having a look at the bible.
Younger Youth Group - Fridays, 7-9pm @ Emmaus Rd Centre (School Years 7-9)
Our popular youth club includes loads of fun games and a chat about being a Christian. We also have Xbox,table football and a tuck shop!
For more info on any of these things or our less regular one off events, contact Matt Davis (email@example.com or 07846 666459) or check out: Facebook: Facebook.com/emmausrdyouth Twitter: @emmrdyouth Web: emmausrd.com/youth
The safety of children is paramount. All Emmaus Youth Workers are fully DBS checked and subscribe to a thorough Safeguarding Policy.
ST UDEN T S Its our solemn aim to ensure that Emmaus Rd students never go hungry! Whether you're from Surrey Uni, ACM (our next door neighbours), GSA or the University of Law you're welcome at Emmaus! We have loads of great things planned for students this term including our regular Wednesday 'Pre-Club Club' night sessions at the Emmaus Centre (7pm for food/8pm Start), Alpha and student lunches after church every Sunday! We want to help students find friendship and family, so that you can take a stand and change the world. You aren't on the fringe of Emmaus - you are right at the heart and we love the fact that you have been sent here by God to make a difference in such a massive, exciting, mission field. All in all we promise that life won't be boring or lonely! Mike and Jazz Crowne firstname.lastname@example.org
University Challenge: • 12000 number of students at Surrey University • 4000
number of international students here in Guildford
• 1000 number of muso’s studying at ACM, Europe’s leading pop music academy • 1935
year that Guildford School of Acting was established
the number of young people who attend our local secondary schools
in Guildford one person in every five is a student
Find us on Twitter at: @EmmRd Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/EmmausRdYouth
W H O’S W HO DAVE & LIZ SLINN Core Team Pastoral Coordinator (Liz) Family Outreach (Liz) Focus (Dave)
PETE & SAMMY GREIG Core Team Team Leader (Pete) Operations (Sammy)
SCOT & MISTY BOWER Core Team Global Mission Partners Alpha
CHRIS LEACH Chair of Trustees
IAN NICHOLSON Guildford Churches Together 24-7 Mission
HANNAH MCVEIGH 24-7 Academy
MARTIN & CATHERINE BENNETT Marriage Course Prep for Marriage Course
HOLLY DOBSON Twenties Community Hospitality
JENS MANKEL Worship
PETER BURTON Worship Students Admin
JADE GRIFFITHS Student Intern
JESS HARRIS Students
EMMA NICHOLSON Bushy Hill Youth Club
MIKE STANBROOK Chaplain to the Churchless / CAP
BILL CAHUSAC Service Pastor
C O L LECTIVE S As well as gathering on Sundays, we meet in smaller groups at other times in order to build friendships, grow in our faith and reach out to friends who donâ€™t yet know Jesus. To find the right collective for you, talk to someone at the reception desk or email: Liz@EmmausRd.com
Collective: (adj). A grouping of individuals working together co-operatively towards a common goal.
Heather Collective (Bushy Hill)
Bennett Collective (Guildford)
Leach Collective (Bramley)
Slinn Collective (Bellfields)
Student Collective Mike & Jazz Crowne
Youth & Kids Matt Davis
FA MILY OUTR EACH Having worked as a social worker in Surrey for the last 7 years, Iâ€™ve seen a different side of Guildford. Families struggling to make ends meet feel isolated, under a tremendous amount of stress, and unfortunately end up breaking down on a regular basis. We have one of the highest divorce rates in the country.
If you would like to get involved or would like to know more about Family Outreach please let me know. Liz Slinn. email@example.com
Family Outreach is a resource that aims to support vulnerable families through friendship, practical support and activities. We dig gardens, run lots of events and provide school holiday hampers loaded with food, goodies and vouchers to help keep children fed and entertained through the school holidays. By linking with other organisations we can offer a further menu of support including Christians Against Poverty (CAP), Guildford Pregnancy Choices and Ready for Action. We also provide a number of courses ourselves including the Marriage Course, Marriage Preparation, Parenting and Money Management.
Mike Stanbrook CAP
G L OB A L OU T R EACH Emmaus Rd is part of the Boiler Room Network, a global family of communities linked to the 24-7 Prayer movement all committed to prayer, mission and justice. As a training hub for 24-7 Prayer, we host The Vision Course and send short and long-term mission teams all over the world. We also support global mission partners around the world such as Phil and Anna Evans in Macedonia, Beth A in North Africa and David and Joy James working in Tower Hamlets, London. Through James and Julia Thomas we also offer prayer support to Justice and Care, an NGO which rescues and rehabilitates victims of trafficking. We also support 24-7â€™s ground-breaking work in Ibiza. So, get on board and we will help you find your place in Godâ€™s big plan for the world, both here, in Guildford and beyond! Ian Nicholson firstname.lastname@example.org 24-7prayer.com/mission 24-7 PRAYER ASIA
Its called The Vision Course after Pete Greig’s Vision poem, a radical call to discipleship written on the wall of the first 24-7 prayer room, which went on to galvanize millions of disciples around the world. If your vision is to change the world, The Vision Course will change your life.
During these months you will LIVE with us or with our sister boiler room in Kansas City in the USA, LEARN about who God is and who you are in His eyes (journeying through the entire bible), and LOVE the world in practical ways including on a 6 week mission adventure. Its spiritual formation, biblical education and social transformation all rolled into one amazing course.
‘The Vision Course’ will help you lay foundations of biblical knowledge, cross-cultural mission, character development and, of course, prayer for the rest of your life.
EXPERIENCE Local Church Community Spiritual Disciplines Living among a Church Family Mentoring and Personal Growth Local Mission Engagement EXPLORE 12 weeks of foundational teachings answering these Questions: Who is God ? - Theology/God Story What has He Done ? - Gospel & Kingdom How do I know Him ? - Relational Spirituality Who am I ? - Identity & Value Who are we to one another ? - Kingdom Family/Church How do we relate to the world ? - Worldview/Participation What are we to do ? - Vocation/Mission What’s been done before ? - Historical Clarity How do we prepare ? - Leadership & Project Development
From September and again from February for 5 months each year, in conjunction with 24-7prayer.com, we run a life-changing experience of radical discipleship, personal growth and 24-7 prayer.
EXPAND The Vision Course culminates with a 6-week international cross-cultural mission adventure. Your specific field assignment will be developed during the Live/Learn stages and launched at a dynamic event of prayer and commissioning. For further details please contact: Hannah.McVeigh@24-7prayer.com http://www.24-7prayer.com/academy
T W EN TIES + Being a twenty-something is an exciting and wild journey of transition and dicovery. It's a decade that throws up questions about identity, strengths, calling, service, sacrifice, relationships, work/life balance and finance. At Emmaus, we want to help you find answers to some of those questions as you participate and serve in the life of the church, continue to grow and mature in your faith and seek to change the world! Keep an eye out for notices about 20's lunches after church and targeted seminars. Find us on Facebook by searching for 'EmmRd 20s/30s' from the emmaus rd facebook page Holly Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/EmmausRd
We not only believe that prayer works, but that it’s a living conversation with a loving God. Emmaus Rd began with a heart for prayer and worship. As we continue to grow and experience more of God, we are committed to keeping prayer as a central focus. To find out more about the 24-7 Prayer movement, get your free copy of Red Moon Rising from the reception desk. You’ll find plenty of stories about Guildford and people you will meet at Emmaus and it will help you understand our vision as well as getting you excited about the power of prayer. Emmaus Rd is part of the Boiler Room Network – a global family of churches and communities associated with the 24-7 Prayer movement and committed to a lifestyle of Prayer, Mission & Justice. www.24-7prayer.com
‘IT’S ALWAYS AN AMAZING WEEK. COMING TOGETHER LIKE THIS IS A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.’ RACHEL
http://focus2014.htb.org Or see our website: www.emmausrd.com for more details
Is this it Where am I going
Burns Night Party
What’s the point
Gym or pub
Saturday 25 January
Starts 12th Jan Try Alpha
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Starts: Tues 14th Jan at 8pm Where: E mmaus Centre, Allen House Grounds, Eastgate Gardens, Guildford GU14AZ. Details: Scot and Misty Bower - email@example.com
Céilidh Live music Beer on Tap Hog Roast Bonfire Kilts optional! For details: jade@EmmausRd.com
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY January
Youth Parents eve
Burns Night Party
Emmaus Welcome Party
Men's Day With Jon Petersen
3rd – 5th
Ready 4 Action
Big Church Day Out
Baptisms & BBQ
26th – 1st
17th – 21st
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F I RST TIM E AT EMMAUS? We LOVE that you’re here! To get connected: 1. Fill in the Get Connected card (right) and pop it in the offering basket when that goes past. Or you can hand it in at the reception desk afterwards.
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2. Come and get your Welcome Pack from reception. It’s got lots of nice stuff just for you - Our way of saying “hi”. 3. Start following us on Twitter @EmmRd Welcome! Liz Slinn & Holly Dobson
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On Sunday mornings we meet at the Electric Theatre, in the heart of Guildford just minutes away from train, bus and car parking facilities By car: The A3 follows the main route into Guildford, we are located in the middle of the town centre by the one way system By train: The theatre is a two minute walk from the main centre station By bus: A local bus service is available to and from the Friary Bus Station. All Park and Ride buses will bring you to the Friary Bus Station. Parking: Parking at The Electric Theatre is strictly for disabled visitors only. Bedford Rd car park is near the theatre on onslow st. || || On Sundays parking is ÂŁ1.50 per visit. || ||| | |||
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01483 385216 | www.emmausrd.com
Emmaus rd Community Church is a UK registered charity number: 1152606 POR
Mid week activities often take place at The Emmaus Centre (directions available on the website) If you need a lift to any Emmaus event, just call the office: