Inside Out - the Croydon Area Lay Conference

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Inside Out is a conference for lay people living in the Croydon Area of Southwark Diocese. It features keynote speaker Andrew Graystone.

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Inside Out begins with a keynote address by Andrew Graystone, the broadcaster and writer. He is the author of Faith, Hope and Mischief, and is a familiar voice for Radio 4 listeners as a presenter of the Daily Service and Prayer for the Day. The title of his talk is Upside Down: A different way of looking at your church's mission.

Bishop Jonathan will close the conference by discussing My vision for an inside out church.

Between the two you will be able to choose two 60-minute workshops:

Being a Christian in a digital world Andrew Graystone

How is the digital age changing our lives, our relationships, who we can believe, and how we live as disciples?

Faith at home with children Keli Bolton

How to create an environment in the home in which children and adults find it easy to pray, talk about faith and grow into Christian maturity

Growing faith with teenagers Aike Kennett-Brown

Looking at the teenagers in your own family and helping them have the best opportunity to grow into an owned Christian faith

Unity and diversity in mission and outreach Jay Colwill

An opportunity to contribute to a group which is preparing for the 2022 Diocesan Conference

Generous living every day Gabby Parikh

A workshop sharing ideas about growing your enthusiasm for living generously, with every aspect of what God has given you and not just your finances

Nurturing your grandchildren in faith Ann Wright

Helping your grandchildren learn about Jesus and have the opportunity to grow into Christian faith

Black lives matter in thought, word and deed Cordella Dawson & Darius Weithers

How can our congregations live out the truth that black lives matter?

Encouraging people to be outward-looking for the environment Tim Astin

A chance to share how the natural environment inspires and enriches your life, and explore how it can motivate you to protect God’s world

Personal Bible reading Peter Graystone

How to refresh the habit of reading the Bible every day and make connections between what you read and your everyday faith

Everyday faith Nick Shepherd

Rediscovering that ‘being church’ in our everyday work and witness is as much part of our worship as 'going to church'

Caring for and serving asylum seekers and refugees Rosie Edser & Rory MacLeod

Stories and ideas from the Croydon Refugee Day Centre

Making the most of your church buildings for mission Luke Tatum & Philip Fletcher

How the Diocesan Advisory Committee can help your church in its mission

What 2020 taught us about how to be Christian Rosemarie Mallett

During two extraordinary years we have lived with a lockdown, restrictions on churches gathering in person and the Black Lives Matter movement. How can we use positively what we have learnt?

A mending circle: repairing, talking and slowing down Alison Clark

The role art, making and mending played as a response to the 2017 London Bridge attack. Followed by an online Mending Circle, sitting, talking and mending together. To participate, bring an item that you would like to spend time mending, eg clothing or a broken object.

Sharing the Bible in primary schools Kerry Evans

Learn how Open the Book equips teams of volunteers to share the Bible and how you can get started.

Addressing modern slavery The Reigate Archdeaconry Social Justice Forum

What is modern slavery, how can you recognise signs of it in your community, and how do you report concerns?

The event will take place in the context of worship, with several generous breaks throughout the day.

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