Mission Summer School July 2022

4 - 8 July 2022

Engage more deeply with the theology of mission and explore how it relates to your own practice

The HeartEdge and St Augustine’s College of Theology Mission Summer School returns online this summer.  This year the summer school will focus on Being With and reflecting on being with God, being with ourselves, being with God together, being with near and distant neighbours and being with creation.  

With a mix of teaching, workshops, case studies and interviews the summer school will take a different theme each day.  There will be opportunities to learn and reflect on mission post pandemic, disability and inclusion in our churches, the connections between local mission and global mission and how we can have a bigger impact in caring for creation.  There will be talks from Sam Wells, Richard Carter, Sally Hitchiner, David Kalete, Fiona MacMillan, Kyama Mugambi, Sanjee Perera, Ruth Valerio, and a series of case study workshops from churches, organisations, groups and individuals to explore the themes in practice.

Each day will have a similar pattern with talks and case studies in the morning, and a session to take the themes further in the afternoon.  The afternoon sessions include a panel discussion, an interview, an introduction to the new Being With course soon to be launched, and space for small group reflection.

The mission summer school is a partnership between HeartEdge and St Augustine’s College of Theology which provides in-depth and experiential engagement with the theology and practice of mission.  It is aimed at practitioners who want to engage more deeply with the theology of mission and to explore how it relates to their own practice. For those already studying it provides an opportunity to be immersed in the theology and practice of mission. 

Here's some of what last year's students said about the Summer School:

  • 'Having a whole week with a community of practitioners is very helpful. Key has been the sense of 'belonging' and underpinning of Scripture, and prayer. Worth every penny and more!!!' 
  • 'This was a wonderful week to take part in.' 
  • 'Such a rich and diverse program, it will continue to give for a long time yet.' 
  • 'It was excellent - thank you. lots of different ways to engage.' 
  • '... challenging, nourishing and thought-provoking. Good learning should leave you with lots of question. It did. I have also made new links with people.' 
  • 'I really enjoyed the diversity of voices that came through during the summer school.' 
  • 'It was really good. I loved the virtual visits. They were all amazing.' 
  • 'I enjoyed all of it - and thought it actually worked well on zoom.' 


£80 – Mission summer school (Monday – Friday, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm, Wednesday evening Keynote address)

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


  • Input structured around the six dimensions of Being With – God, Ourselves, God Together, Near Neighbours, Far Neighbours, Creation.
  • A mix of teaching and conversation with leading scholars and practitioners including James Butler, Richard Carter, Sally Hitchiner, David Kalete, Fiona MacMillan, Kyama Mugambi, Catherine Morgan Hickey, Sanjee Perera, Ruth Valerio, and Sam Wells, among others.
  • Group exercises 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: Ascension Church Hulme, Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin Johannesburg, Milton Keynes Christian Foundation, St James Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westray & Papay Parish Kirks, and Young Christian Climate Network, among others. 

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25th March 2022

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