With the arrival of the Olympics to London on 27th July to 12th August and the Paralympics on 29th August to 9th September, churches in the UK have been gearing up to welcome visitors from around the world, seeing it as an opportunity for mission.
Organizations such as More Than Gold have been seeking to motivate and help churches to engage with their communities leading up to and during the games.
In fact many churches across the country have already been part of the wave of community spirit that has accompanied the Olympic Torch as it has made its journey to London. The ripple of excitement and anticipation has been experienced everywhere and especially on social media sites like twitter – just check out the hash tag #olympictorch.
The stage is now set for a great games and it will be interesting to see some of the creative ways churches use this opportunity to engage with their communities.
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