Date: Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: £10 which will include lunch
Venue: Christ Church, Flackwell Heath, HP10 9AA
If the local church is to fulfil its calling as God’s partner in mission, its members must make the journey from clients of the clergy to missionary disciples. For many congregations this represents a massive culture change from the church in which they grew up. Even younger church members inherit many of the expectations of Christendom, which is largely passing away.
How can church leaders facilitate the kind of adaptive change required to create a culture in which most of the congregation responds to the call to discipleship and mission? We will draw on the Bible, theology and theories of organisational change to suggest practical ways in which we can lead our churches into lasting and fruitful change, without creating irresolvable conflict.
David Heywood served in parish ministry for 20 years and co-ordinated the teaching of mission and ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon from 2006 to 2017. He is the author of Kingdom Learning (SCM, 2017), which explores learning for discipleship and ministry in the local church context.