Mission Summer School

Mission Summer School: 12 – 16 July 2021

  • An opportunity to engage more deeply with the theology of mission and to explore how it relates to your own practice.
  • Input structured around the four Cs of Commerce, Culture, Congregation and Compassion.
  • A mix of teaching and conversation with leading scholars and practitioners including the Revd Dr Sam Wells, Professor Anthony Reddie, Dr Cathy Ross, and Revd Heather Cracknell, among others.
  • Workshops to engage with the themes and issues presented.
  • Encounters with churches, organisations and projects (HeartEdge and Fresh Expressions) to get a hands-on feel for how it works out in practice.

Programme

  • Input structured around the four Cs of Commerce, Culture, Congregation and Compassion.
  • A mix of teaching and conversation with leading scholars and practitioners including Andrea Campanale, Revd Heather Cracknell, Revd James Hughesdon, Professor Anthony Reddie, Dr Cathy Ross, Rachel Summers, Revd Dr Sam Wells, and Revd Erica Wooff, among others.
  • Workshops to engage with the themes and issues presented.
  • Encounters with churches, organisations and projects (HeartEdge and Fresh Expressions) to get a hands-on feel for how it works out in practice including: American International Church, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, Forrest Church, Notre Dame de France, Sacred Space Kingston, St John’s Waterloo, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Paul’s Marylebone, and The Table Southall, among others.

A week aimed at practitioners wanting to engage more deeply with the theology of mission and explore how it relates to their own practice. Also for those already studying providing an opportunity to be immersed in the theology and practice of mission.
 
Structured around the four Cs of Commerce, Culture, Congregation and Compassion from the book ‘A Future Bigger than the Past’ by Sam Wells, each morning Sam will teach on each of those areas providing the framework for the day. 
 
Participants will encounter churches/groups/organisations with a particular focus on the day’s theme.  This might include viewing activities, meeting people involved, hearing testimonies from the work, and engaging with some of the challenges and complexities involved. 
 
Each evening we will invite to people to be part of a conversation about the theme of the day. We will open-up these conversations about practice and theology to include participants in discussion.  The evening programme is also offered as a stand-alone strand for those unable to join the main summer school.
 
The mission summer school comes from partnership between HeartEdge and St Augustine’s College which provides in-depth and experiential engagement with the theology and practice of mission. 
 
Covid restrictions

Due to current Covid restrictions the week will be delivered online, with options for in-person engagements made available if circumstances allow.

Registration

£70 – Mission summer school (Monday – Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm, a variety of afternoon tasks taking a couple of hours, 7.30pm-9.00pm, and Friday, 9.30am-4.00pm).

£10 – Evening programme only (Monday – Thursday, 7.30pm-9.00pm).

Register at https://bit.ly/3pHkwWE.     

Published by

Jonathan

Date published

14th February 2021

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