Ascension Church, Hulme 

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 27 September 2022 

Early Bird Tickets Still Available*

 

*only until July 31st, though so be quick! 

 

 

 


This September HeartEdge welcomes John Bell, Rachel Mann, Anderson Jeremiah and many other exciting contributors to Ascension Church, Hulme.


 


The HeartEdge Conference is a practical, two-day intensive of ideas, theology and connecting. It includes workshops on enterprise and commerce, launching cultural projects, developing congregations and sustaining community response, plus time to make connections and find encouragements. This two-day intensive will pack in lots and prioritise practical input and resources.

This year we will be hosting Theology Slam, too! 


 

Theology is exciting. It is about God’s word, God’s world and God’s people. It is vitally important for the church to nurture young Christians into thinking, speaking and writing about God and the world, and it is even more important that the Church listen to their voices. #TheologySlam encourages us to do just that: listen to God, listen to the world, and listen to the voices emerging within the Church, so we can join into God’s work in the world today.

- Archbishop Justin Welby

Theology Slam is back, continuing its search for the most engaging young voices on theology and the contemporary world.

Judged by some of the top theologians and communicators in the Christian world, Theology Slam aims to encourage a new generation to think theologically about the world around them – and to encourage the church to listen to what they have to say.

The talks will be judged by our expert panel: Anthony Reddie, Rachel Mann, Isabelle Hamley and Sam Wells.

One winner will receive the Theology Slam trophy, £250 to spend at Church House Bookshop, and will see their talk published in the Church Times.

 

The 2022 competition is now closed.

Theology Slam 2022 is organised by

 

 

Ticket Prices:

Early Bird - £110 (till 31 July)
Full price - £150
Under 25 - £75

Day rate:

Early Bird - £55 (till 31 July)
Full price - £75
Under 25 - £35

We don’t want ticket price to block attendance - email us for details.

click here to buy your tickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THIS IS A DRAFT PROGRAMME


 

DAY ONE

10.00: DOORS OPEN

10.45: WELCOME TO ASCENSION from Azariah

10.50: WELCOME TO THE CONFERENCE from Bev and Rosie

10.55: KEYNOTE SPEECH from John Bell – humbler church, Bigger God 

11.40: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS chaired by Bev

11.50: REFRESHMENTS

12.10: HUMBLER CHURCH IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT with Anderson Jeremiah & Grace Thomas

13.00: LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13.55: WORSHIP – Humbler Church Bigger God GSM with Manchester HeartEdge clergy and Choral Scholars

14.30: WELCOME BACK

14.35: 4 Cs SEMINARS

KEVIN JOHNSON – Chapel in the Fields (4 Cs)

KATHY VERSFELD – Let me take you to … (Commerce)

VAUGHAN S ROBERTS – Kingdom stories (Congregation)

ANDREW GRAYSTONE – Tiny acts of rebellion (Compassion)

MICAH PURNELL – New ways to create ‘AHHH’ moments (Culture)

MOLLY BOOT - Medieval wisdom for modern life (Congregation)

15.20: REFRESHMENTS

16.00: 4 Cs SEMINARS x 6

16.45: WRAP UP AND PRAYER

God of hope, in Jesus you made heaven visible to earth and earth visible to heaven: make your Church a community at the heart of your kingdom alongside those on the edge of society, that each day we may seek your glory, and embody your grace; through Christ our Lord.

Amen


17.00: WORSHIP optional

between 17:00 and 19:00, there will be street food available to enable further networking! 

19.00: THEOLOGY SLAM

DAY TWO
 

08.30: MORNING PRAYER optional

9.30: DOORS OPEN

10.00: WELCOME

10.10: HeartEdge STORY

10.15: ANTHONY REDDIE – humbler church, Bigger God

11.00: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

11:15: REFRESHMENTS

11.30: KEYNOTE SPEECH with Rachel Mann - Encounters with the spectres of God

12.15: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

12.30: DISCUSSION – I wonder what has expanded your understanding of God. I wonder what you think the best expression of a humbler church would be.

13.00: LUNCH

14.00: HeartEdge STORY

14.05: BEING WITH LAUNCH with Sally Hitchiner and Sam Wells

14.50: CONFERENCE TAKEAWAYS

15.20: PANEL SESSIONS: renewal from the edge with Anthony Reddie, Rachel Mann, John Bell, Molly Boot and Azariah France-Williams. Chaired by Bev Thomas and Rosie Dawson

16.00: WRAP UP


ACCOMMODATION


For those wanting accommodation for the conference, Luther King House is offering rooms at the reduced rate of £40 a night single (£50 a night double or twin) including breakfast. Limited availability.

 

To book, email reception@lkh.co.uk or call 0161 224 6404 and quote ‘HeartEdge Conference’.

 


GETTING HERE

 

ASCENSION CHURCH HULME | 282 STRETFORD RD, MANCHESTER, M15 5TQ

 

BY TRAIN

Nearest Rail Stations: Deansgate or Manchester Oxford Road

Deansgate is approximately 0.7mile from Ascension Church, Hulme and about 14 minutes walk 

Manchester Oxford Road is approximately 0.9mile from Ascension Church, Hulme and about 19 minutes walk. 

From London Euston: it takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one change (at Manchester Piccadilly)

From Newcastle: it takes approximately 2 hours and 58 minutes with one change (at York) 

Directions from Deansgate Rail Station    |    Directions from Manchester Oxford Road

  

 

BY CAR

From London, 198 miles and approximately a 3 hour and 50 minute drive via M1 and M6. This route has tolls. 

Come onto M1 from A4201 for 35mins (7.6 miles), Follow M1 and M6 to Princess Pkwy/A5103 in Wythenshawe for 3 hours 8 mins (185 miles), Continue on A5103 to your destination in Manchester for 14 mins (5 miles). 

From Newcastle upon Tyne, 156 miles and approximately a 2 hour and 47 minute drive via A1(M).

Take Queen Victoria Road and Claremont Rd/B1318 to A167(M) for 3 mins (0.7miles), Take A1(M), M1, M62 and M60 to Regent Rd/A57 in Salford for 2 hours and 44 mins (153 miles), Continue on Regent Road/A57 to your destination in Manchester for 8 mins (2.0 miles). 

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.

BY BUS

To Royce Road | 53 Orbits; 86; 250; 253; 256 and 263 Sapphire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCESS INFORMATION | At the venue

 

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ACCESS INFORMATION | If you're joining in online for the Theology Slam.

 

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