In a broken and fractured world, the challenge for us ordinary people in local church is to be Christ’s ambassadors and ministers of reconciliation. We are invited to participate in God’s re-making of our world. What does this mean for our relationships, communities, wider world and culture? Kiera Phyo has recently started working for Archbishop Justin Welby in his Reconciliation Ministry; where she is Director of the Reconciling Leaders Network and is developing a global movement of peacemakers. Previously she worked at Tearfund for over a decade, pioneering a lifestyle response to global poverty and leading their engagement with an emerging generation. She regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 as a Pause for Thought contributor. She is a trustee of The Cinnamon Network and Fusion. Kiera lives in London with her young family.
Ordinary People, Ordinary Churches - The Hope Of The World?
May 17, 2018 • Kiera Phyo
Dare To Hope?
May 17, 2018 • Leon Evans
We arrive at a conference with a mix of expectancy and familiarity. We’ve heard much of it before, and we’ve been “on the edge of the breakthrough” too many times... so what will it take? Leon is the Lead Pastor of Life Central Church (Halesowen) and as a ‘local lad’ has a passion for not only the local church but also for the region and beyond. The church is now multi-site meeting in 3 locations with a newly refurbished building and extensive community work impacting hundreds of people every week. Leon founded the youth charity Phase Trust and also has a passion for leadership development locally and overseas.
Sex, The Gospel And The Revolution: How Can We Tell A Better Story?
May 15, 2018 • Glynn Harrison
The sex revolution, rooted in a powerful cultural narrative of authenticity and freedom, has brought about far-reaching changes in attitudes to sex, marriage and gender. In this challenging context, how can Christians who hold to biblical teaching begin to craft a narrative that wins hearts as well as minds?
So You Want To Plant A Church?
May 17, 2018 • Leon Evans & Lee Trabucchi
How do you plant a pioneer church? How do you launch a branch church plant without damaging what you have already built? Lee Trabucchi (Leighton Buzzard) and Leon Evans (Halesowen) will practically share the challenges and opportunities they have faced in two very different situations and the story so far. Leon is the Lead Pastor of Life Central Church (Halesowen) and as a ‘local lad’ has a passion for not only the local church but also for the region and beyond. The Church is now ‘multi site’ meeting in 3 locations with a newly refurbished building and extensive community work impacting hundreds of people every week. Leon founded the youth charity Phase Trust and also has a passion for leadership development locally and overseas. Lee Trabucchi moved back to his home town with his family in 2015 and planted the pioneer church, Spirit and Truth Leighton Buzzard in line with the vision God gave them several years previously.