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is an intentional monthly training space where you will grow and learn as a disciple of Jesus, experience healing and equipping to share His Kingdom wherever you are...

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Office, school gate, college, gym, shop floor, on a video call or even with a neighbour over the garden fence…
As followers of Jesus we all have places we regularly go, with an opportunity to share His Kingdom.

Invest time over the next year to explore what it means to go into these places knowing that you are...

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With 9 monthly ‘in person’ sessions starting in autumn 2023, Made for Encounter is for followers of Jesus young or old from Glasgow and beyond who are hungry and thirsty to…
• Encounter Jesus
• Experience the Fathers love
• Partner with the Holy Spirit
• Live for Him on your frontline
• Share his Kingdom with others

Hosted by Niall and Pam Fulton from Easterhouse Baptist Church, Glasgow & MFE Team.
Each monthly session will include: Breakfast, Worship, Teaching, Processing Groups, Prayer, Ministry…

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is an intentional monthly training space where you will grow and learn as a disciple of Jesus, experience healing and equipping to share His Kingdom wherever you are.

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General Info

Made for Encounter runs one Saturday a month: 10am-4pm with an additional opening Session on Friday 6th Oct ’23 just in the evening.

Hosted by Niall and Pam Fulton from Easterhouse Baptist Church, Glasgow & the MFE Steering Group.
Each monthly session will include: Breakfast, Worship, Teaching, Processing Groups, Prayer, Ministry…
Based at Easterhouse Baptist Church, conveniently situated 1min from M8 Jcn 10 and 2 mins from the Glasgow Fort.

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Contributors:

Full list of Contributors for 2023-24 To Be Announced...

• Alyn & AJ Jones - Grace Centre, Franklin, US
• Debra Green – ROC
• Lisa Holmes & Ali Laing - BUS National Team
• Ruth Walker & Graeme McDonald - LICC
• Matt & Vicky Dunn - Epicentre Church, Pasadena
• Elaine Duncan - Scottish Bible Society
• Liz Martin - Prayer Ministry/Teaching
• Alan Ross - Gateway Church/Prophetic Ministry
• Sam Hibbard – Sheddocksley Baptist
• Sam Rae – Central Church, Edinburgh

• John & Fiona McDonald - Fathers Love Scotland
• Ilse Ogston - Paisley Elim
• Fiona Stewart - Foolproof Creative
• Clive Corfield - REAP: Above the Noise
• Stephen Hibbard - Hibbards Consultancy
• Graham Black - Spiritual Director, Aberdeen
• Kay Cathcart - CofS Training
• Niall & Pam Fulton – EBC Pastors
• Crystal Cryer - 247 Prayer Scotland
• Mark Greene - LICC
• Plus others tbc

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Typical MFE Topics:
Life too busy

But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest…John 4:35

Whole Life Discipleship
Living Free
Reading the Bible to Encounter Jesus
Dealing with the Issues of our Hearts
Prayer Rhythms & Seasons
Why Am I on the Earth? What is my Purpose & Passion?
I AM Creative
Our Identity & Security in Christ
Discerning & Hearing God’s Voice in a Noisy World
Loving Our Neighbour
Heart of Worship
Exploring being Prophetic in the ordinary, everyday
Building, Contributing & Being in Healthy Community
Cultivating Intimacy with The Trinity
God’s World, Here I Am, Send Me
Relationships – God, Me & Others: Dynamics & Boundaries
Actual Topics for 2023-24 will be given to participants at start of course

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MFE Steering Group

Niall & Pam Fulton
Graeme MacDonald & Ruth Walker
Liz Martin
Sam & Erin Hibbard
Billy & Irene Rilley
Gordon & Marie Smith

Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Romans 12:1-2

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Donation & Dates 2023-24:

As you can imagine there are many costs creating Made for Encounter (MFE) such as gifts to our speakers, resources, catering etc and we want to limit the size of MFE so that we create the best discipleship environment we can.

The whole course is £180 - which can be contributed either at the start or £20 per month. Please indicate on your Application Form - if this level of donation would be an issue for you as we don't want finance to be an issue.

MFE is a 9 month training space and so unfortunately it is not possible to sign up for just individual sessions.

Fri 6 and Sat 7 Oct
Sat 11 Nov
Sat 2 Dec
Sat 6 Jan
Sat 3 Feb
Sat 2 Mar
Sat 13 Apr
Sat 11 May
Fri 7 and Sat 8 Jun

Saturdays: 10am – 4pm each month
with Breakfast from 9.30am
Friday Evening Only: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

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Recommendations

The greatest challenge the church faces today is to be authentic disciples of Jesus. ~ Dallas Willard.

“Encountering God is at the heart of being Christian. Jesus has opened the way to the Father and the Spirit pours his presence into our lives. Made for Encounter equips us to discover and receive what it means to live with a continual openness to God's presence. It's led by people who have learned to walk closely with Jesus and want to help you do the same.”

Rev Martin Hodson
General Director – Baptist Union of Scotland

“Discovering your purpose, identity and passion is so important as you move into the next chapter and next season of life. As I read the syllabus for Made for Encounter, I realised that each module would provide Transforming Encounters- Moments of Meeting- and Movements of Grace as God touches you at a very deep level and prepares you for the extraordinary life He has called you to live....Get ready as He transforms and heals you and sends you out into your communities as carriers of His presence and His healing love."

Andrea Wigglesworth
Vital Connexions

“Many Christian programmes and courses on offer today skirt round our core calling to “make disciples”. Not so with “Made for Encounter.” Niall and Pam have a passion and a track record of growing disciples who in turn make disciples, which is exactly what Scotland needs today more than ever."

Pete Anderson
Lead Pastor – City on a Hill Church, Edinburgh

“What a privilege to enthusiastically endorse Made for Encounter 2022/23. I have known Niall & Pam for many years and have seen them mature in their own discipleship and develop a powerful, Spirit-led ministry, encouraging others in their walk with God.  At Queens Park Baptist, they pioneered ‘equip’, a very successful discipleship training ministry for people of all ages which impacted many people’s lives.  I encourage you to set aside the time for Made for Encounter.  You will not regret it and may well be very changed. Catch Pam & Niall’s passion to see believers living enthusiastically for God on their front lines.”

Rev Edwin Gunn

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Next Steps:

In order to register for Made For Encounter you need to fill out our online Application Form using the button below. You will receive an initial confirmation that we have received your application and we will be in touch as soon as we are able to confirm your place.
You can do Year 2 of MFE without having done Year 1!

Please note: If you have recently finished the 9 month Made For Encounter 22-23: there is a separate application process - please click the orange box link below:

Jesus said: "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10

Applications for Made For Encounter have now closed.

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Prayer isn’t a place to be good. It’s a place to be real.

Sharing our unfiltered heart with God, rather than performing for him, is what makes prayer come alive and brings us closer to him, even when we’re disappointed or in pain.

The Solitude Practice and Prayer Practice are both great places to begin living authentically before God. Have you run them with your community yet? Get started at practicingtheway.org/resources

@practicingtheway

Prayer isn’t a place to be good. It’s a place to be real.

Sharing our unfiltered heart with God, rather than performing for him, is what makes prayer come alive and brings us closer to him, even when we’re disappointed or in pain.

The Solitude Practice and Prayer Practice are both great places to begin living authentically before God. Have you run them with your community yet? Get started at practicingtheway.org/resources

We are thrilled to have @markgreeneldn with us @madeforencounter module 6.

Ex New York adman, former vice-Principal of the London School of Theology, Mark Greene is the Mission Champion at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. A pioneer for whole-life discipleship and workplace ministry his books include Thank God it’s Monday and Fruitfulness on the Frontline.

He loves film and fiction and does a reasonable imitation of Mr Bean and an unrecognizable one of Sean Connery. His wife wishes it were the other way round. His children wish he wouldn’t do either.

We are thrilled to have @markgreeneldn with us @madeforencounter module 6.

Ex New York adman, former vice-Principal of the London School of Theology, Mark Greene is the Mission Champion at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. A pioneer for whole-life discipleship and workplace ministry his books include Thank God it’s Monday and Fruitfulness on the Frontline.

He loves film and fiction and does a reasonable imitation of Mr Bean and an unrecognizable one of Sean Connery. His wife wishes it were the other way round. His children wish he wouldn’t do either.

We are really looking forward to having @ilseogston back with us @madeforencounter 
Ilse is a creative leader and communicator. She lives in Paisley with her husband Steve and two young children. They are part of Elim Christian Fellowship Paisley where they lead the worship team together. Ilse works as a Speech & Language Therapy Team Lead in the NHS and is studying a masters in Advanced Leadership at Glasgow Caledonian University.
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We are really looking forward to having @ilseogston back with us @madeforencounter
Ilse is a creative leader and communicator. She lives in Paisley with her husband Steve and two young children. They are part of Elim Christian Fellowship Paisley where they lead the worship team together. Ilse works as a Speech & Language Therapy Team Lead in the NHS and is studying a masters in Advanced Leadership at Glasgow Caledonian University.
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Love this every time we see it!
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We are really look forward to module 5 this Saturday & having Margot & Alan Ross join us for Session 3. 
Margot has a passion for language and nations, having spent over 30 years in industry in a variety of export sales roles using her training in languages and marketing. After redundancy in 2016, she retrained in Tesol to teach English to refugees and migrants and now teaches in the community in the Glasgow area, loving the fact that the nations are here and desiring to see displaced people welcomed,encouraged and inspired. To keep the other languages alive, Margot teaches languages in care homes all over the city. Along with supporting her husband, Margot serves as a senior leader at Gateway Church and reaches out to women.
Alan received Christ Jesus in 1983 experiencing immediate deliverance from alcoholism and a destructive lifestyle.
In the early years of his Christian journey, he functioned as an evangelist and a missionary. Six years of full-time education followed, resulting in the Scottish Higher Certificate from Langside College, Glasgow, Bible Studies Diploma from Hampstead Bible School in London, and a B. A. in Social Sciences from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. An M.A. in Theology followed later from Jacksonville Theological Seminary in Florida. Alan is presently completing his Doctorate in Urban Theology at Bakke Graduate University in Texas.
He has served the body of Christ worldwide since 1997 as a New Testament Prophet (Ephesians 4:11) and ministered across Western and Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, South America, South East Asia and an extensive ministry in the United States of America ministering in twenty-plus States.
He was inducted as an ‘in house’ prophet at Living Waters Church, Elk River, Minnesota ~ his home church in the USA since 1999.
In 2013 Alan accepted a call to be an Assemblies of God, Great Britain, Pastor and is fully licensed and ordained by that denomination. He serves as an Associate Pastor at Gateway Church, Glasgow working closely with Senior Pastor, Andrew Smith.
In 2018, he was appointed an Adjunct Professor at The New International University, Bellevue, Washington State.

We are really look forward to module 5 this Saturday & having Margot & Alan Ross join us for Session 3.
Margot has a passion for language and nations, having spent over 30 years in industry in a variety of export sales roles using her training in languages and marketing. After redundancy in 2016, she retrained in Tesol to teach English to refugees and migrants and now teaches in the community in the Glasgow area, loving the fact that the nations are here and desiring to see displaced people welcomed,encouraged and inspired. To keep the other languages alive, Margot teaches languages in care homes all over the city. Along with supporting her husband, Margot serves as a senior leader at Gateway Church and reaches out to women.
Alan received Christ Jesus in 1983 experiencing immediate deliverance from alcoholism and a destructive lifestyle.
In the early years of his Christian journey, he functioned as an evangelist and a missionary. Six years of full-time education followed, resulting in the Scottish Higher Certificate from Langside College, Glasgow, Bible Studies Diploma from Hampstead Bible School in London, and a B. A. in Social Sciences from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. An M.A. in Theology followed later from Jacksonville Theological Seminary in Florida. Alan is presently completing his Doctorate in Urban Theology at Bakke Graduate University in Texas.
He has served the body of Christ worldwide since 1997 as a New Testament Prophet (Ephesians 4:11) and ministered across Western and Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, South America, South East Asia and an extensive ministry in the United States of America ministering in twenty-plus States.
He was inducted as an ‘in house’ prophet at Living Waters Church, Elk River, Minnesota ~ his home church in the USA since 1999.
In 2013 Alan accepted a call to be an Assemblies of God, Great Britain, Pastor and is fully licensed and ordained by that denomination. He serves as an Associate Pastor at Gateway Church, Glasgow working closely with Senior Pastor, Andrew Smith.
In 2018, he was appointed an Adjunct Professor at The New International University, Bellevue, Washington State.

We are delighted to have @hodson.martin contributing at session 2 of module 5 @madeforencounter 
Martin has been General Director at @scottishbaptist since 2018, having spent four years prior serving our BUS as Ministry Development Coordinator.
Martin leads the BUS National and staff teams, and the work and vision for Scottish Baptist churches around the country. Martin served as a minister in churches in Cumbria and Aberdeen and then as senior minister at St Peter’s Baptist Church, Worcester. Through these years his aim has been to live out the vocation of a missionary disciple and equip others for this role. 
Martin has degrees in Theology from Oxford University and is passionate about leading and creating space for God to increase across Scotland.

We are delighted to have @hodson.martin contributing at session 2 of module 5 @madeforencounter
Martin has been General Director at @scottishbaptist since 2018, having spent four years prior serving our BUS as Ministry Development Coordinator.
Martin leads the BUS National and staff teams, and the work and vision for Scottish Baptist churches around the country. Martin served as a minister in churches in Cumbria and Aberdeen and then as senior minister at St Peter’s Baptist Church, Worcester. Through these years his aim has been to live out the vocation of a missionary disciple and equip others for this role.
Martin has degrees in Theology from Oxford University and is passionate about leading and creating space for God to increase across Scotland.