Freed to be God’s People
The annual Diocesan Development Day for 2019 will be held at St Thomas Philadelphia on Saturday, 5 October. The day will focus on the Renewed and Released elements of the Diocesan Strategy.
The keynote speakers are Bishop Emma Ineson, Bishop Philip North and Joëlle and Andrew Warren.
In addition to the keynote speakers there will also be workshops on:
Resilience in Prayer - Sources of strength in a time of change.
This Time Tomorrow - Making connections between our everyday lives & Sunday services.
Shape course - Releasing church members into their gifts and calling.
Focal Ministry - Leadership roles in a changing church.
The reality of living out Monday to Saturday callings -
Joëlle & Andrew will speak from their experience in business and education
Chaplaincy - Explore lay chaplaincy with a variety of chaplains.
Prayer stations - The popular prayer stations (from 2018) are back and will be running both morning & afternoon.
Lights for Christ - The diocese is working to equip and encourage all the baptised (ie people like you) to be Lights for Christ – living for Jesus in your daily life.
More details about this initiative will be given in a dedicated slot on the day.
There are limited numbers allocated to each church. If you would like to book a place, please contact Linda Read (01709 361630).