humbler church Bigger God - w/c 23 January 2022

We're looking forward to welcoming you to an exciting new HeartEdge programme for 2022 and hope you will be able to join us, whether at online events or at our in-person events around the world. You can find all our events on our website — and if you're a HeartEdge partner, you can upload your own events through the members' area.

Last year, we launched Living God's Future Now, an online festival of theology and practice. We hosted workshops, webinars, spaces to gather and share ideas, lecture series, and more. This year, we're continuing our programming with a new theme — humbler church, Bigger God. We hope this reflects the lessons we've learnt from the past year: still trying to live God's future now, re-imagining our faith and our calling as a Church in a changing world. Thank you for joining us for the journey — we can't wait to see what the next year brings.


Theology Group

Sunday 23 January, 19:00-20:00 GMT
Register here.
The St Martin-in-the-Fields and HeartEdge Theology Group provides a monthly opportunity to reflect theologically on issues of today and questions of forever with Sam Wells. This month, the chair will be Wendy Quill and we will explore how we might bring Mary into theology in a way that celebrates rather than ignores her vital role in the life of Christ.


Church History course
Monday 24 January, 19:45 - 21:00 GMT
Register here.
This course provides an introduction to and an overview of church history. If we are to see a humbler Church and a bigger God, we need to deal with the history of the Church to understand where we are now, and why? With Ruth Gouldbourne, who has been a Baptist minister for more than 30 years. Week 1 Introduction; why church history?


Sermon Preparation workshop with Sally Hitchiner and Sam Wells 

Tuesday 25 January, 16:30 -17:30 GMT
Live streamed on the HeartEdge Facebook page here.
A live preaching workshop focusing on the forthcoming Sunday's lectionary readings in the light of current events and share thoughts on approaches to the passages.


Community of Practitioners workshop

Wednesday 26 January, 16:00-17:00 GMT
Email Jonathan Evens on to take part.
This is a space for practitioners, lay and ordained, to reflect on theology and practice. Each week, we alternate between 'Wonderings' and discussion of a theology book. This week we will be discussing 'The Hidden Wound' by Wendell Berry.


Pioneer Practice
Thursday 27 January, 20:00-21:10 GMT
Register here.
In our four-part webinar series, Jonny Baker will be joined each week in conversation with guests to explore on-the-ground practicalities of pioneer ministry. Come along if you’re thinking of starting a new congregation or initiative, want to brainstorm practical solutions to problems in pioneer ministry, or just want to learn more about pioneering.

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22nd January 2022

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