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CTCC19 booking now open
 
CTCC19 booking now open
 
We are so excited about what is in store for us at this year's Churches that Change Communities conference on Saturday, 16 November at Stoke Gifford near Bristol. 

Since our conference last year, poverty has increased in tandem with a national sense of uncertainty and even chaos. In many of our communities, life is getting harder for those on the margins. The old things our country relied on seem to be crumbling all around us.

It sounds bleak, but against this backdrop, churches are regaining a belief that care for the poorest isn’t an optional extra for Christians, but is vital to the gospel. 

We are delighted to invite you to our national conference, now in its ninth year. It will envision, equip and encourage you to increase your impact on those around you and prepare for future austerity that we believe may be around the corner. The day will include prophetic teaching, seminars, networking with one another and social action franchises, and worship with an opportunity for prayer. 

We very much hope you will join us - and bring a friend!
 
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New book due in 2020
 
New book due in 2020
 
We are thrilled to announce that Martin Charlesworth and Natalie Williams have recently been offered a contract by publisher David C Cook to write a third book together!

Building on the foundations laid in The Myth of the Undeserving Poor and A Church for the Poor, this new book will be a study guide helping Christians learn how to live a life that truly tackles poverty and injustice.
 
We expect the book to be published in summer 2020, but writing starts next week! Please would you stand with us in prayer for Martin and Natalie as they fit writing a book around their already very busy schedules?

Pray for: 
Clarity of vision - that they would both be clear on what they need to say and who is covering what
Clarity of communication - that the words would flow and that everything they write will speak clearly to their readers 
Protection and peace - the enemy loves to disrupt the Lord's work, and writing can be a particularly vulnerable area. Please pray that their time, energy, focus and physical, mental and emotional health would be protected in this season.

Thank you.
 
 
 
Poverty prayer challenge
 
Poverty prayer challenge
 
Did you take part in our #povertyprayerchallenge last week? 

It was inspired by a letter we read from an 11-year-old girl to her MP, Stephen Timms, in which she outlined some of the ways poverty was affecting her and her family. Our communications assistant, Jennie Pollock, identified five key areas in which poverty was affecting her life, and inspired us to pray for one each day. 

Read the blog post at the link below, and check out the #povertyprayerchallenge hashtag on TwitterFacebook or Instagramfor some ideas of how to pray into each area.
 
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Support our speakers
 
Support our speakers
 
Natalie recently recorded a brief 'Thought for the Week' podcast for New Wine, ahead of speaking there this summer. It is on mercy - her favourite word - and you can listen to it on Soundcloud or iTunes.

Find out more about which of our team members will be speaking where over the coming months through the events sectionof our website. 

Why not go along to support them if you can? And whether you can or not, please keep praying: that they would be inspired in their preparation, protected in their travel and compelling in their presentation - and that their hearers would respond!
 
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Tell your friends
 
Tell your friends
 
Who do you know who is concerned about issues of poverty and justice in the UK? Why not forward this email to them, or invite them to our annual conference?

If you've been sent this by a friend, you can sign up to receive future editions here, and follow us on social media via the links below.
 
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Become a financial partner
 
Become a financial partner
 
If you’d like to donate to the work of Jubilee+ – to help us equip more churches, do more research, and bring together more networks – you can do so on our website here.

Or contact us to find out how you can fund specific pieces of work, or your church can become one of our partner churches.
 
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