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Downham church encourages women to shine

Ruth TongAn exciting 8-week free course designed to help all women and girls realise their potential will be starting at Downham’s Sovereign Centre on Monday January 28.

Downham Market Christian Fellowship is running a free personal development course called “Shine” open to all women and girls.  

Its core aim is for each girl and woman to develop an understanding of her own personal worth, strength and purpose and to realise the potential within her.

The course leader will be Ruth Tong (pictured), Coordinator of Women’s Ministries at Downham Market Christian Fellowship and a regular columnist on the Network Norwich and Norfolk website.  Ruth said: "Do you wish you could be more confident? Do you want to enjoy life more? Do you value yourself? Would you like to be more in control of your life? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then Shine is for you! 

"Although the course is based on Christian principles, it is not about the Christian faith.  It really is for everyone, from those who are regular churchgoers to those who have no background or interest in Christianity”.

The course lasts for eight weeks and will run every Monday evening from 28 January to 18 March, starting at 7.30pm.  Participants should try to attend all sessions as each concept links to the topic from the week before.

The objectives of the course are to enable those who go along to:
  • Identify themselves as unique with much to contribute to life
  • Build confidence, self-esteem and self-worth 
  • Develop respect and boundaries in relationships
  • Understand that they are able to have a positive influence in their world 
  • Identify personal desires and strengths to motivate them to set and achieve personal goals.
“Shine” is free but donations to run future courses are gratefully received.

For more information, or to book, please contact Ruth Tong or Alex Coates at the Sovereign Centre on (01366) 384474 or by email at dmcf@sovereigncentre.net.

Downham Market Christian Fellowship, The Soverign Centre, Sovereign Way, Downham Market, PE38 9SW

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