Once a year church leaders gather for a 24-hour retreat to think about what it means to build churches that will work for cultural, social and spiritual renewal. They consider the big questions of the day as well as asking practical questions around what it means to work for cultural renewal in a local community, and how church leaders pastor and train those who are playing a significant role in the renewal of their communities.
Attendees come from a wide range of denominations and new church networks.
Sessions consider the foundations for cultural, social and spiritual renewal, provide case studies and practical application. Each session will be fast paced and interactive. There will also be plenty of opportunities to get to know others as well as to worship and pray together.
Speakers to include:
Mark is passionate about equipping people to wholeheartedly following Jesus in contemporary culture and is known for his insightful teaching into faith and culture. Mark has written a number of books and is the senior pastor of Red Church, Melbourne, Australia. [Mark will be joining us via a film exclusively shot for this event.]
Elizabeth is the chief executive of Theos, a think tank that stimulates the debate about the role of religion in society, and hosts the Sacred Podcast, in which she asks public figures about their sacred values. She will be equipping us to engage with those who disagree with us most strongly and build bridges with those we might typically avoid.
David is the senior leader of Christ Church London which meets in five sites across London and is the co-founder of the Everything Conference that equips churches to work for the flourishing of their communities.