On February 28th, Act Network hosted an event in the House of Lords entitled ‘Giving Is More Than Money’ with four speakers sharing their experiences of working in the professional sector while living intentionally amongst the urban poor, serving and supporting local churches and communities.
Kim Tan, a venture capitalist, shared his experiences of living in community for 10 years and spoke of Christian principles of care for the poor, sharing resources and giving abundantly.Lord Wei, senior advisor to David Cameron on the Big Society, spoke about the great opportunities for churches to get involved in serving and supporting their local communities.
Also speaking were Ewen and Jemimah McAlpine, sharing some of their inspiring story of being part of a Mission Year team living on an estate in Shadwell, Tower Hamlets, while continuing on their career paths working in the City. The event was attended by a wide range of people – church leaders, leaders of charities, students and city workers. Everyone was encourged to think about how they might get involved in some of the work of the Act Network, whether by offering their skills to support a social action ministry the Act Network is working with, joining a Mission Year team or supporting a local church in the inner city to host a Mission Year team and further their work in their local community.
To find out more about the work of the Act Network and Mission Year, go to their website.
Act Network will be hosting a similar event on March 28t at 6.30pm; if you would like to attend please email: firstname.lastname@example.org