CMD events

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Moving from pastoral to spiritual conversations

27 June (10am - 3.30pm, Kidlington Baptist Church)

Through teaching, discussion and the application of spiritual discernment and practical skills, participants will explore and work with the transition point between pastoral and spiritual conversations.

Leader: Revd Joanna Gallant

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The Kingdom of God from the Psalms to the Resurrection

The Kingship of God in the Psalms

1 July (10.00am – 3.30pm, St Andrew’s, Linton Rd, Oxford)

Exploring the ways in which God is portrayed as king in the Psalms, asking questions like: what does the reign of God in this life look like? How does God establish peace and justice? What do the mythical bits in Psalms of God’s kingship mean? Where is the reign of God when life seems to be falling apart? Open to all.

Leader: Revd Dr Jenni Williams

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Visions of Restoration and Renewal in Isaiah

2 July (10.00am – 3.30pm St Andrew’s, Linton Rd, Oxford)

Exploring the ways in which Isaiah picks up on images describing God’s reign, peace and justice in the Psalms and develops them – and asking questions like: how do Isaiah’s visions pave the way for Jesus’ visions of the kingdom? How do they present the interplay between faith and politics? How do we read them in the life of faith today? Open to all. 

Leader: Revd Dr Jenni Williams

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The Kingdom and the Law in Mark

3 July (10.00am – 3.30pm St Andrew’s, Linton Rd, Oxford)

Exploring the ways in which Mark links Jesus’ vision of the kingdom to his interpretation of the Law, asking questions like: what place do God’s commands have in the life of the kingdom? Did Jesus replace the Law with love, or didn’t he? Exactly what was Jesus’ disagreement with the Pharisees? How does all this relate to the life and vision of the church today? Open to all.

Leader: Revd Dr Andy Angel

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The Coming of the Son of Man in Mark

4 July (10.00am – 3.30pm St Andrew’s, Linton Rd, Oxford)

Exploring the ways in which Mark develops the language of the hope of Israel that has variously been called prophecy of the Second Coming, apocalyptic eschatology, cosmic-catastrophe language, and Divine Warrior myth, asking questions like: what exactly is this language, where does it come from, and what does it mean? What did Mark’s Jesus mean when he spoke about the coming of the Son of Man? And when was it fulfilled, or will it be fulfilled, or whatever else? And how might this frame our understanding of mission and ministry today? Open to all. 

Leader: Revd Dr Andy Angel

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The Kingdom and the Cross in Mark

5 July (10.00am – 3.30pm St Andrew’s, Linton Rd, Oxford)

Exploring the ways in which Mark shapes his gospel to transform the hopes of Israel and offer a radical new vision of the kingship of God and the life of the covenant people, asking questions like: what exactly is the gospel for Mark? How does Jesus preach, teach, live, and embody the gospel in Mark? What does this teach us about how we should live the gospel? Open to all.

Leader: Revd Dr Andy Angel

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Setting up a Mission Chapter: a day for those involved in market town ministry

10 September (10am - 3.30pm, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, OX5 1PY)

Are you involved in Market Town Mission and Evangelism?

If so, we would love to hear from you, and invite you to join us on 10 Sept to explore the possibility of setting up a Mission Chapter for those involved in market town ministry. We hope to share best practice, pray for each other, read Scripture and reflect on God’s calling on us with an eye to how we bring more people to faith in Christ and share his love with them wholistically. We would also like to hear what would best support you in this ministry to which God has called you.

Leader: Revd Dr Andy Angel

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Digging Deeper into the NT Texts on Same-Sex Relationships

NEW DATE: 12 September (10am - 3.30pm, venue tbc, near Oxford)

Participants in our recent LLF training days have requested that we explore in-depth the NT texts that have been central to the debates in Living in Love and Faith. So, we will address them on this study day.

As this will be in-depth study, we will move at the pace of those attending but we will aim to work through as many as we can cover during the day, beginning with Romans 1:18-32. We will be contextualising them in their literary context and in their cultural context in second Temple Judaism and Hellenism.

Please bring your Bible. You are also welcome to bring your Greek New Testaments, but no knowledge of Greek will be necessary to fully participate in the day.

Presenter: Revd Dr Andy Angel

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Building a Healthy Team and Dealing with Conflict

19 September (10am - 1pm, Church House Oxford)

Building a healthy team and constructively dealing with conflict when it arises. A workshop for clergy and LLMs in Oxford Diocese. The workshop is provided by Thrive Worldwide, in partnership with the Clergy Support Trust.

Participants will:

  • discover how conflict often arises and how it can be resolved
  • understand the principles of building a healthy team
  • recognise how past life experiences can impact working relationships
  • develop listening skills to support team relations
  • gain confidence in having difficult conversations
  • learn that a healthy team is not absent of conflict but rather one that is able to address conflict when it arises and find creative, constructive ways to move forward together

"this training ... was excellent both in content and delivery - really helpful in many ways ... I think it should be mandatory for all clergy!" (previous participant)

For further information, email cmdevents@oxford.anglican.org

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ReEquip: The Anxiety Epidemic

27 September (9.30am - 3.30pm, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, OX5 1PY)

A day with Steve Midgley considering how to help (the growing number of) people struggling with anxiety.

Lunch included.

Cost: £11.55

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For more information about Yarnton Manor's ReEquip monthly series for those in pastoral ministry

 

Single Friendly Church Workshop

23 Oct (11am - 12.30pm, online)

Single Friendly Church Network is a charity on a mission to encourage all churches to welcome and value single adults at every stage of life.

This free, interactive workshop explores how to become a Single Friendly Church.

The workshop will cover:

  • Messaging: How to adapt church language to ensure everyone feels valued
  • Welcome and Belonging: How to welcome and include people coming on their own
  • Teaching: How to ensure teaching is relevant for everyone
  • Leadership: How and why to include single people in leadership positions

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Preaching from Luke's Gospel

13 November (10am - 3.30pm, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, OX5 1PY)

More details to come

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