Welcome to ECCE

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WELCOME TO ECCE
BUT WHAT IS ECCE?
European:
Drawing delegates from across Europe
 Meeting in a variety of European venues
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BUT WHAT IS ECCE?
Conference
A sharing of information and good practice
 Conversation leading to vision
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BUT WHAT IS ECCE?
Christian
Rooted in the Christian faith
 Expressed in a variety of traditions
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BUT WHAT IS ECCE?
Education
Sharing the Gospel afresh in each generation
 Teaching and learning with children
 Worshipping across the generations
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ECCE HAPPENS…..
WHEN WE COME TOGETHER
In the 1970s, ECCE grew from active European
organisations of Sunday school and Christian
education
 ECCE’s official language is English
 ECCE translates talks into German and French
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WE HAVE COME TOGETHER IN:
1974
 1977
 1980
 1983
 1986
 1989
 1992
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Sweden
England
France
Spain
Finland
Scotland
Switzerland
1995
 1998
 2001
 2004
 2007
 2010
 2013
 2016
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Estonia
Czech Repub.
Italy
Belgium
Austria
France
Finland
Great Britain
WHO ORGANISES ECCE?
The Steering Group:
 1 person from each region
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Northern
Central
Eastern
Latin
United Kingdom
+ Treasurer
THE STEERING GROUP:
2013 - 2016
 Northern
– Raija Ojell
 Central – Kerstin Othmer-Haake
 Eastern – Istvan Koszta
 Latin – Marie-Pierre Tonnon
 United Kingdom – Penny Fuller
 Treasurer – Aled Davis
THE STEERING GROUP
Appoints The President
 Appoints the Vice President
 Organises ECCE with the host country
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ECCE 2016 GREAT BRITAIN
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Lifelong Disciples
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Looking at the present
Looking towards the future
Creating a viable, forward-looking vision for our
ministry as discipleship with, by and for children
across Europe.
Accompanying children on their faith journey
Thinking as, living as and being a lifelong disciple
Accompanying children on their faith journey
Thinking as, living as and being a lifelong disciple
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Accompanying: creating a space in our children’s
ministry for children’s own spirituality and own
expressions and experiences to be at the forefront of our
ministry.
Faith journey: is a lifelong journey. Children are
disciples, human beings, subjects with equal worth,
rights and not deficient and incomplete objects. To
accompany, enable and equip children on their faith
journey, is a big challenge to those who deliver
children’s ministry.
To think, to live and to be disciples: What does it
mean in today’s world and for our children as disciples?
ECCE 2016 GREAT BRITAIN
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What can you expect?
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Worship
Bible reflections
Lectures and Discussions
Workshops
Prayers and Songs
Entertainment
Conversation and friendship
Sightseeing
British humour, culture and hospitality
2013 DELEGATES CAME FROM
Finland
 Germany
 Switzerland
 France
 Belgium
 Sweden
 Latvia
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Estonia
 Scotland
 Austria
 Wales
 Italy
 England
 Denmark
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SO, BYE BYE FINLAND 2013!
HERE WE GO 2016
9TH – 13TH MAY
HIGH LEIGH CONFERENCE CENTRE
WELCOME TO GREAT BRITAIN
CLOSE TO MOTORWAYS AND RAIL LINKS
CLOSE TO STANSTED AIRPORT
NOT FAR FROM LONDON
C U SOON

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