Catching Sight: The 2016 Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference
Saturday, 19 November 2016 from 09:00 to 15:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Catching Sight is the second national Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference
Rather than one or two longer keynotes, the conference will have the flavour of a fair, with a number of options running in parallel where we can catch greater sight of what God is doing and how we might respond, including:
Sixteen 20 minute talks on a range of topics from a mix of well-known leaders in their respective fields and local practitioners, with a have a focus on learning together from what God is doing rather than providing one size fits all answer, each with an opportunity for a further 30 minutes in small groups for those who would like to go deeper;
around the edge of the Cathedral, a mix of consultants and mentors from a wide range of organisations which work with fresh expressions of Church will be available for conversations and short appointments;
space for sharing what God is doing where you are and learning from others experiences (including intentional times where specific groups of diocesan and bishops staffs can meet with one for missioners, one for ministry officers, another for bishops, one for archdeacons, and one for Diocesan Directors of Ordinands);
interactive and multi-sensory worship and prayer opportunities;
and much more!
We are delighted to announce that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will be part of the 2016 Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference, Catching Sight, via video interview. The interview will include the Archbishop reflecting on how he is seeing God at work in fresh expressions of Church, and his reflections on how we live well with the joys, challenges and opportunities of changing culture to be more missional. Archbishop Justin comments, “Catching Sight is an excellent opportunity to be encouraged and inspired by stories of God’s activity in the world and in the Church. To respond wholeheartedly to what he calls us to be, we need a constant dependency and obedience to the voice and work of the Holy Spirit. When we do we will find ourselves renewed and empowered to be play our part. I look forward to being able to contribute to this day.”
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The conference is looking specifically at fresh expressions of Church within the Church of England, everyone is welcome and much of the day will not be specific to any single denomination or stream. We are also delighted to be inviting four experienced and well known leaders from other denominations and streams with prophetic giftings to prayerfully observe the conference throughout the day and offer back their prophetic insights as gift to the Church of England at the end of the day as part of a ‘prophetic panel discussion’.
The day is designed for both leaders and those helping to lead specific fresh expressions of Church, those interested in learning from fresh expressions of Church but who aren’t yet leading or part of one, and those working to support fresh expressions of Church across a wider area such as Diocese of Deanery (such as bishops, archdeacon, diocesan mission and ministry staff, vocations officers and the like).
With many fresh expressions of Church being led in teams, we are keen to encourage teams to engage in the day together, the cost therefore has a sliding scale to ticket prices, which include all refreshments, pastries on arrival and lunch. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org of any dietary or other requirements.
For those coming to Leicester the night (Friday 18th) before there is both meeting space and refreshments available from 2-7pm for any side meetings with other participants, followed by a 7:30pm dinner for sharing and fellowship. The meeting space and refreshments are offered without charge. The dinner is an additional £10 per person (an add on ticket can be purchased at the same time as your main conference ticket below).
Location and Parking
Leicester Cathedral and the adjacent diocesan conference centre St Martins House are in central Leicester. They are a two minute walk from several local car parks and a wide range of hotels (there is a council operated car park for blue badge holders on the neighbouring street to St Martins House). It’s about 10-15 mins off J21 of the M1. The train station is about a 10-15 min walk, East Midlands and Birmingham airports are both about 45 minute drives and have good rail links, and the bus terminus is about 10 minutes walk away. To receive details of parking and local hotels, or with any other questions contact email@example.com or 0116 261 5338.