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Discipleship Day 2017

Choose Life?

Sunday 17th September 2017, King Edward VI School

Adrian HollowayGod has chosen to make Jesus known to us - how wonderful! At Discipleship Day this year, we are going to remind ourselves of what Jesus has done for us. Adrian Holloway, a former BBC radio and TV presenter, will be helping us explore Colossians 1: Christ in you, the hope of glory.

There will also be several choices of seminar that will help us to think practically about how we can share Jesus with those around us. This year, the afternoon of Discipleship Day will be a Family Fun Day that we can invite family, friends and neighbours to join us for lunch and fun activities. It is set to be a great day and we hope that you will be able to join us at King Edwards School!

God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27

Seminar Options

Ruth_SpradberyBuilding Bridges

Ruth Spradbery

How do you evoke curiosity in the gospel with people who don’t believe in God or share little interest in Christianity? A practical discussion about how to include non-Christian friends in your Christian community. It might not be as hard or awkward as you think it might be!

Callom Harkrader photoAnswering Questions

Callom Harkrader

As we grow in relationship with friends, neighbours and colleagues we will get asked all sorts of questions about our faith. This session’s aim is to give you a base from which to work from in how to wisely and courageously answer the many questions asked about our hope (1 Peter 3:15).

Paul and DiFirst steps on the journey of Faith

Paul & Di Allcock

What are the key beliefs we need to emphasise and the important patterns to begin to build into the life of a new disciple? We will explore these questions, and seek to offer some practical tools which can help us as we walk alongside those who are setting out on the Christian life.


  • 9:00amArrive at King Edwards SchoolDrinks and croissants available in the main foyer
  • 9:15amMain Meeting: Choose Life - Adrian Holloway - Auditorium
  • 10:45am - Break - Coffee and biscuits provided in the main foyer
  • 11:15am - Seminars
    • 1. Building Bridges - Ruth Spradbery
    • 2. Answering questions - Callom Harkrader
    • 3. First steps on the journey of faith - Paul & Di Allcock
  • 12:15pm - Lunch - Choice of Pizzas and Paella in the Dining Room - Suggested donation £5
  • 1:00pm - Family Fun Day Sports field if dry, gym if wet
  • 4:00pm - Finish

Children and Youth

Youth Jumping

All age groups will start in the main meeting at 9:15am and go to their groups at approximately 9:30am.

Babies and toddlers

Crèche parents, please choose one session (9:30am-10:45am or 11:15am-12:15pm) to leave your child in crèche. You are welcome to stay with your child for the other session. There will be separate rooms for babies and toddlers.


2½-4s: Team will be waiting in the foyer to walk you and your children to the room where the group will run until 12:15pm.

Year R??"6: Team will be waiting in the foyer to escort your children to the room where the group will run until 12:15pm.

Please collect your children promptly after the seminars.


Youth will be meeting in the sixth form common room and the session will run 9.30am-12:15pm.

When you arrive, please use the main entrance. The day will start all together and we will show you where to go. If at all possible, we encourage you to walk to KES or park in the roads surrounding the school. There will be limited parking on site with priority given to those with reduced mobility. For SatNav use: SO15 5JA.

King Edward VI School

Wilton Road


SO15 5UQ