Living Oasis Vision Lunch.
A Vision Lunch is to be held in Inverness to allow local Christian leaders to hear of and input to the future plans for the Living Oasis venture. All who hold leadership positions in local churches and/or Christian organisations are warmly invited.
FOLLOWING the closure of the Wesley Owen shops the Living Oasis organisation has stepped in with a programme to re-open some of the shops and re-invigorate them with a wider vision than just selling books.
Speaking of the plans Rev. Andy Twilley, Director of Christian Life and Ministry stated: “Up until now, many of the struggling Christian bookshops have retained a very narrow focus and the bulk of the customers have been Christians. However, we believe that by thinking imaginatively and innovatively, these shops could play an increasingly key part in the work of the Kingdom.”
The precise plans for each shop will differ according to the different local situations and will also be influenced by the level of support from the local churches in the respective areas. Andy continued: “We will be seeking to draw local churches on board to become stake holders in these opportunities, and get involved helping to shape the vision and through prayer, volunteering and financial support."
Sitting behind this new venture is an extensive ministry based at Mulberry House (see below) which is located just to the north-east of London, and functions as a conference, training and resource centre. Located there also is a Prayer Line team of trained pastoral support workers.
In Inverness, the Wesley Owen shop was re-launched in a ceremony on Saturday, 13th March, 2010 led by Rev. Prof. Andrew MacGowan (East Church).
Opportunity for consultation
It is now planned to hold a -
Monday, 22 March, 2010
Lochardil Hotel, Inverness
The above meeting is designed to allow leaders in the local Christian community to learn more about and input to the plans for the future.
To this end a letter of invitation has recently been sent out. Anyone in a leadership role in a local church or Christian organisation who has not received an invitation and who would like to attend, should be in touch with Rev. Twilley by e-mail or Tel. 01527 579785