News & Views
2016: Big House
CMJ Big House at the CRE in London
The Christian Resources Exhibition in London is a popular event which sees a number of organisations all under one roof showing off their skills, resources and capabilities to aid the Church. For the first time, this year, the organisers decided to host a special YOUTH ZONE to which CMJ Big House was invited!
CMJ Big House youth cordinator Steph, with co-worker Janey spent the week at the CRE event in London’s Excel Centre. Kitted out with new posters and a whole host of helpers, including Trustee Cameron and Gideon Salter, we set about trying to grab the attention of the youth leaders and church leaders who would be spending precious hours searching around the exhibition for anything of interest to their groups!
Steph was invited to deliver two seminars in the youth zone, which although were billed as being an amazing new area for youth leaders to hang out in, didn’t seem to be as busy as we’d hoped. She was also interviewed on the main “spotlight” stage, and as a result a couple of new fans wandered over to the youth zone to hear her seminar!!
Steph says, “It was an interesting week, and we met some fantastic people. some of whom are already supporters of CMJ and came over to encourage us and share their joy that we were there amidst all the other companies! This was really nice, actually.
We also gave out a huge amount of information about the Youth Conference, volunteering opportunities in Israel, as well as about our new Internship programme to everyone who came to inquire.”
Please pray for the follow-up from these conversations, that we will get more interest in the Youth Conference, as well as in the ministry of CMJ Big House! After all, we want to raise a generation of leaders who are passionate about the Word of God and the People of God.