Can you detect where God is at work?
This summer Church Mission Society is taking the ‘Mission Mystery House’ on the road.
We have packed our new interactive exhibit full of unlikely clues – and we are issuing a challenge. Can you piece the evidence together and solve a mission mystery?
With our antique sewing machine, dolls’ house and ‘genuine fake’ flock wallpaper, we are sure you’ll feel right at home in our cosy cube.
The CMS team will be the Watsons to your Sherlock, on hand to guide you as you fill in your clue card and uncover surprising cases of God at work. We also want to know who is in the frame as an accomplice!
Successful sleuths will get a free copy of our beautiful new 30-day devotional book This is Mission.
The Mission Mystery House will be on tour to Big Church Day Out South (26-27 May), Big Church Day Out North (1-2 June), New Wine (28 July – 3 August, 5-11 August) and Greenbelt (24-27 August), so be sure to come and see us.
Why the mystery?
Naomi Rose Steinberg, head of communications at Church Mission Society, explains:
“Last summer, we conducted a survey to ask people their feelings on mission. This year we wanted to give people a fun way to discover stories of mission that they can identify with.
“We might think mission is a mystery – but with a bit of practice anyone can learn to spot the clues of God at work. Then we just need to join in.
“God is often at work in ways that are surprising. And so mission happens in ways we might not expect. I suppose we want to enable people to say, ‘Oh, this is mission – that I can get on board with!’
“Our new book, This is Mission, is another way of doing that. It’s full of photos, really short stories – and some great devotional content by Ian Adams. We’ll be offering free copies to people who come and visit the Mission Mystery House this summer.”