Living God's Future Now — 19 September 2021

Living God’s Future Now is our mini online festival of theology, ideas and practice. 

We’ve developed this in response to the pandemic and our changing world. The church is changing too, and — as we improvise and experiment — we can learn and support each other.

The focal event in Living God’s Future Now is a monthly conversation where Sam Wells explores what it means to improvise on God’s kingdom with a leading theologian or practitioner.

The online programme includes:

  • Regular weekly workshops: Biblical Studies (Mondays fortnightly), Sermon Preparation (Tuesdays) and Community of Practitioners (Wednesdays)
  • One-off workshops on topics relevant to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, such as ‘Growing online communities’ and ‘Grief, Loss & Remembering’
  • Monthly HeartEdge dialogue featuring Sam Wells in conversation with a noted theologian or practitioner

Find earlier Living God’s Future Now sessions at https://www.facebook.com/pg/theHeartEdge/videos


This Week

Culture Clinic, Monday 20 September, 11:00-12:00, Zoom.
Register here.
An opportunity for 1:1 support on developing church cultural initiatives with HeartEdge Culture Development Coordinator, Sarah Rogers.

Sermon Preparation Workshop, Tuesday 21 September, 16:30 (BST), livestream.
Join here.
Discussion of preaching and the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday with Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner.

HeartEdge South West Day, Wednesday 22 September, 10:00-15:30. In person.
Register here.
A day with Sam Wells and guests on mission, developing cultural activity and commercial enterprise in rural and coastal communities across the Southwest. Featuring workshops with our HeartEdge Cultural Development Coordinator Sarah Rogers, Transformation Cornwall and The School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Community of Practitioners workshop, Wednesday 22 September, 16:00. Zoom.
Email jonathan.evens@smitf.org to register.
A gathering for church leaders, lay and ordained, with opportunities for reflection on experience and theology.

Social Media: Saintly or Sinful (The Church’s People and Social Media Today), Wednesday 22 September, 20:00-21:00. Zoom.
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How should we navigate social media as Christians? Hosted in partnership with the CEEP Network, a panel of experts and active social media users will discuss ethical and theological issues raised by being online.