Do you have the desire to share the Gospel among the least reached communities?  Here is an opportunity for you to do just that in Cheetham Hill North of the City of Manchester in partnership with OMUK and a local church. We would like to invite especially visual artists, musicians, and dancers. If you have never used your art as an evangelistic tool, this will be an ideal place to start. HOWEVER, This short-term outreach is not limited to artists.
The Cheetham Cultural Festival takes place each year in the North of the City of Manchester known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Team members will take part in the Cultural Festival Party in the park, will engage with people of all faiths and none through visiting places of worship that are open throughout the festival and with various public events. Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. It is also a large city of diversity. All cultures have ways of expressing their beliefs and values within the arts. The influx of refugees and asylum seekers (one of the highest in the UK), and the growing communities of unreached people groups in Manchester gives us a great opportunity to engage with them through culturally appropriate methods, in order to share the Gospel.
 Dates Friday, 13 – Tuesday, 24 September 2019
 Apply by Friday, 02 August 2019
 Cost £300
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcomesorry, no families

Participant Profile

You must be able to hold a simple conversation in English. Previous experience in ministry is not required. A reasonable level of artistic ability in your chosen genre is preferred.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own art materials although there will be some boards and canvases available for general use. There will be an opportunity to buy extra materials locally. For those using photography as their medium, photographic printing will be at the artists own cost.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be provided. You do need to bring your own towels and other personal items with you. 

Food

Food will be provided and you will have the opportunity to help with the cooking.  We need to know in advance of any special dietary needs (vegetarian, dairy-free, food allergies, gluten free, etc.) 

Travel

The nearest airport is Manchester. If arriving by train you will be advised upon acceptance of the train station to use.  Detailed directions will be provided upon acceptance of your application. Arrival time is before 4pm on 13th September 2019. Departure time is after 4pm on 24th September. We can arrange for early arrivals or late departures by providing one extra night of accommodation if needed at £20.00 per night.  This must be arranged in advance.

Health

You should be in average good health and able to walk a reasonable distance without difficulty. If you think this requirement rules you out, talk to us and we will see what adjustments we may be able to make for you. 

Notes 

Applicants must be 18 or over. Price excludes travel to and from the outreach.

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