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Communities of Reform Day Workshop

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St Andrews House, 59 St Andrews St.

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Join us for a day workshop exploring a theological framework and inspiring practices for 21st century ‘communities of reform’.

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Are you troubled by the lack of meaningful Christian witness in many public institutions? Do you long to see the redemptive influence of the gospel in business, education, healthcare or government? We are convinced that long-lasting reform is only possible when believers commit to working together for the common good over the long haul. Join us for a day workshop exploring a theological framework and inspiring practices for 21st century ‘communities of reform’, as well as connecting you with other like-minded Christians.

Why Communities of Reform?

Individual believers can exert influence where they work and live, online and in their neighborhoods. A more far-reaching influence can be brought about by people working together – as ‘communities of reform’. These are small groups of highly committed people, sharing the same overall vision for biblical social transformation, who bring different skills and grow together as friends as they work towards some expression of social reform, for as many years as it takes. This draws inspiration especially from the Clapham Sect, as well as from the recent experience of Christian candidates seeking political office in Africa.

In the 21st century, we believe that any lasting positive change to society, inspired by the biblical social vision, will require a committed group of talented people working together over a sustained period of time. These could include ‘Researchers’ who ensure any campaign is thoroughly grounded in the facts and has considered different scenarios of change; ‘Ambassadors’ who are the ones speaking out in public about the issue and networking with other leaders; and ‘Resourcers’, working behind the scenes to ensure there are sufficient prayer and financial resources available.

We’re convinced that there are many Christians out there with a vision for social justice or Christian values, and they typically express that by joining a campaign or supporting an existing organization. But there are many social challenges which are not being addressed adequately, and we want to change that – by providing a platform where those people can connect with other like-minded believers and communities of reform can be seeded.

The role of Jubilee Centre will be to cast the social reform vision around a biblical worldview, train individuals who want to be involved, facilitate the formation of interdisciplinary teams and support them relationally and theologically as they grow into communities of reform in different churches, cities and countries. This doesn’t mean that we cease to support Christians in places of public influence, but we want to add this concentrated level of engagement, which we have not made a focus of up to now.

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