From Jim Currin at the Group for Evangelisation, news of this one-day consultation aimed at missioners and equivalents from across the churches.
All national and regional Evangelism Enablers are invited to the
Churches Together in England Group for Evangelisation
Annual Consultation on Friday 9th June 2006
At Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5RJ
(opposite Baker Street tube station)
‘The Social Dynamic of the Gospel’
Each year the Group for Evangelisation (of Churches Together in England) brings together those with regional and national responsibility in the evangelism network to look at a relevant topic. For 2006 the subject is ‘The Social Dynamic of the Gospel’.
The Gospel has often led Christians in to radical social action, e.g. Wilberforce and ‘The Clapham Sect’, which now inspires the 2007 ‘Set all free’ initiative. In addition, contemporary evangelism often uses social action as a way in to the Gospel e.g. church planting and ‘Soul in the City’ type initiatives.
This event will be a consultation exploring both dynamics. The aim is to share ideas together to make our evangelism more complete and effective today. We would like regional evangelists and evangelism enablers to be part of the process, from a wide variety of churches and organisations. The cost for you will be £40 per person. You can bring up to 2 colleagues; the cost for them will be £20 per person. Refreshments are provided. We trust it will be a most interesting and useful day.
11.00 Welcome and Worship
11.15 Joel Edwards, General Director of the Evangelical Alliance, speaking on ‘Kindness and the Cross’, followed by Questions and Comments from the floor.
12.20 Ian Chisnall with information and questions about proposed ‘Hope’ initiative in 2008
12.28 A guest appearance!
12.30 LUNCH provided (with usual dietary requirements being provided for)
1.30 Consultation Groups:
1) Martin Robinson, well know author of mission studies and Director of ‘Together in Mission’ on the Social Dynamic of the Gospel which influenced the Clapham Sect in to significant action: what lessons learnt then are applicable today?
2) Richard Reddie, Director of Set all free, a project of Churches Together in England looking at how the churches, Christian groups and others can generate initiatives for the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in 2007: what is possible today with the Social Dynamic of the Gospel?
3) Philip Knights of CASE (Catholic Agencies Supporting Evangelisation), will explore RC insights of the Social Dynamic of the Gospel which includes a response to peace, justice and environmental issues: what is good news today?
4) Jonathan Oleyede, Director of London Soul in the City, and Ian Chisnall, recently appointed co-ordinator of a proposed ‘Hope’ initiative in 2008, will share insights of the Social Dynamic of the Gospel in church planting and ‘Soul in the City’ type initiatives: what are we learning?
5) James McCaskill, the Channel 4 ‘Priest Idol’ is still in Lundood, Barnsley and sustains the full ‘inner city’ traditional church seen in the TV series. What really worked and what is the Social Dynamic of the Gospel in such places?
2.30 Open Forum with Guests up front for questions and answers from the panel and the floor.
3.15 Conclusion, Reflection and Prayer, followed by refreshments and bookstall.
Full details and booking form here: Download annual_consultation_flyer_2006_3_final.doc