Setting God’s people free: Equipping your congregation for discipleship in the world
Date: Tuesday 17th September 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: £10 which will include lunch
Venue: Emmanuel Church, Barberry Place, Bure Park, Bicester, OX26 3HA
98% of Christians – those not in paid church work – spend most of their lives as the scattered church, in regular contact with those who are not Christians. Many of them have the potential to have a major impact on their places of work and communities through their work and daily lives.
How can the life of the gathered church equip the scattered church for ministry and mission? what does effective daily discipleship look like? What part can clergy and lay ministers play? You will go away from the course with a bigger vision of the church’s mission and some concrete strategies for equipping people to make a difference in the places God puts them.
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.