June Project is Kings’ annual outreach week, bringing together many aspects of the life and mission of the church.
The basic format is simple: we gather each day for worship, testimonies, teaching and encouragement before going out in teams to put what we've learned into practise.
Through June Project we’re seeking to transform hearts and lives with the gospel. We love to bless people in practical ways, to speak truth and hope into people’s lives, and to ask God to work in the hearts of every individual in this city. We want to see communities transformed, lives turned around, and the Gospel spreading in the whole city.
Each morning we’ll have training, including teaching on the theology of mission, hearing stories of mission and learning from practical workshops.
June Project outreach supports and builds on our regular activities throughout the year, as well as exploring new opportunities. We’ll have the usual mix of garden projects, street evangelism, prayer, community service, school assemblies, after-school activities, outreach to the local estates, coffees at the station and more. Following on from JP16, we’ll be deepening our involvement in prison ministry and international student outreach.
We’re keeping a trimmed down events programme this year to give a clearer focus to what we’re inviting people to get involved with. We’re planning a food waste meal on Friday evening, in partnership with Re-f-use, and three Fun Days around the city on Saturday, as well as exploring opportunities for small-scale events which cell groups or local communities can host, such as street and garden parties! The week will end with a Guest Service on Sunday.
If you can take the time off your work or study, the best way to get involved is to sign up as a delegate. Delegates are involved in the project full time 9am-6pm from Monday to Saturday, with evening activities on some days as well (see the rough timetable below). All delegates get an afternoon off during the week.
The delegate fee includes dinner on the Monday, lunch Tuesday to Friday, and both meals on the Saturday. There’s also an optional packed dinner available Tuesday to Friday for an extra £5, or you can go home to eat with your friends, families and housemates and tell them about what’s going on at the Project!
The delegate fee is £40 if you sign up by Fri 17 March, and £50 afterwards. The cost includes the full teaching, training and outreach programme, meals as above and a limited edition red JP17 delegate t-shirt.
If you can’t take the time off your work or study, but are available at the weekend, then you can sign up as a weekend delegate. Weekend delegates are involved with training, team-building and prayer on Friday evening, then with the full programme of training and outreach, debrief and end of project celebration on the Saturday.
The weekend delegate fee is £10, which includes meals (Saturday lunchtime and evening), training, outreach and, of course, a JP17 delegate t-shirt!
The Support Team is made up of people who can help practically with making June Project happen, but who aren’t able to sign up as a full-week or weekend delegate. The Support Team are a vital part of June Project, facilitating and making possible our outreach in Durham. However much or little you can offer, we appreciate your support—even one driving slot makes a big difference!
There is no cost for joining the Support Team.
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