As a Diocesan Missioner, I would like to inform you about an exciting opportunity to explore how we engage in mission with the people and places around us? For instance:
“I’m spiritual, but not religious.” Ever heard that before? How can you show Jesus to such people?
When you think of mission, do you think of places such as Africa? But what about mission in the UK and can people from Africa help us to understand that mission?
What if all the people you know have given up on the whole idea of ‘church’ and organised religion, yet still have spiritual questions? How can you respond?
What if you are a British Asian and interested in finding out more about Yesu (Jesus)? Where do you go?
What common ground do Christians share with people who care about their environment and how can we work with others to transform our communities?
How can we share Jesus with refuges and asylum seekers in our area?
CMS currently has 13 mission partners working in the UK. You are invited to come and meet those mission partners and exchange ideas with others who are committed to living out God’s mission in Britain today. (For their stories see the attached document).
“You are Here” is a day of training and discovery – a time to exchange resources and relationships that support local mission.
Practical workshops will include:
Mission among a generation who don’t do ‘church’
Working with British Asians
Growing Together - mission through and to God's creation
Creative ways to connect with spiritual seekers
Mission among UK refugees
Mission among young people in the UK
Pioneering Training– dreamers who ‘do’
When: Saturday 9 June 9.30 – 4.00
Where: CMS, Oxford, OX4 6BZ
How much: £15 per person (includes lunch), £10 Concessions
Letters Home is a new research bulletin produced by The Sheffield Centre and Fresh Expressions. It is a collection of pieces written by pioneers called to follow Christ beyond the existing Church. The first issue looks at the tensions experienced by pioneers as they go, including some discussion of sodal and modal forms of church.
College Lectures happen at 12.05 every Wednesday during teaching term, and are part of the learning programme for all students. This term we have some exciting visitors! Do look out for further updates.
The events are open to local people (or not so local if you are willing to travel!).
Cost: £6 to cover administration. Lunch is extra and must be pre-booked.
Space is limited, so places MUST be booked in advance by contacting 0115 925 1114.
Matt will be sharing his story of how the Eden Network – part of the Manchester based Message Trust - transforms communities from the inside out. He will also preach at Evening Worship.
The Left Out, the Right-Brained and the Grace of God
Senior Pastor of Scum of the Earth Church, Denver, Colorado, Mike will be talking about the development of Scum of the Earth, the theological principles underpinning his ministry, and reaching out to those the church often fails to connect with.
The College is advertising 2 new and additional academic positions. With both positions there is the possibility of the successful applicant taking up a senior academic role in the life of the College.
Lecturer in Missiology: To be part of a team teaching in the general area of mission across all Cliff College programmes. To supervise research students. Ability to teach in one or more of the following area in addition to missiology: Biblical Studies, Youth/Children’s/Third Age Mission, mentoring, Celtic mission, renewal,emerging church, Wesleyan theology. You will contribute to the Faculty and the wider life of the College.
Lecturer in Theology: To be part of a team teaching in the general area of theology across all Cliff College programmes. To supervise research students. Ability to teach in one or more of the following area in addition to theology: Biblical Studies, Youth/Children’s/Third Age Mission, mentoring, Celtic mission, renewal, emerging church, Wesleyan theology. You will contribute to the Faculty and the wider life of the College.