Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Barnabas Conference - Seminars

The Barnabas Conference

We are busy making the final plans for 'The Barnabas Conference' which is taking place on
05 October. We believe it is going to be really significant event for our church, and for
other churches who are booking delegates in. I want to let you know some more
information regarding the seminars that are taking place on the day. There will be
four options as follows:

Social Justice and Politics – Natalie Williams

Christians are more likely to vote and join political parties than average, but should we be involved in politics? And, if so, how do we get involved and how involved should we get? In this seminar we'll explore the why, when and how of churches and Christians engaging in politics, influencing decision-makers and standing up for justice.
natalie williams
Social Enterprise – Geoff Knott

Rethinking the business/charity divide. How can we create innovative ways of achieving social impact whilst creating economic value and effective businesses? Some of these will be social enterprises - a growing, worldwide movement of businesses that exist to change the world for the better. Businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. Businesses need business people. These are not grant maintained social initiatives. How can the Church encourage such entrepreneurship? Geoff will be taking a deeper look.
geoff knott
Local Partnerships – Martin Charlesworth

Effective social action and community engagement often requires partnerships – with other churches, with other agencies, with local authorities, with Christian national charities. How do we best approach such partnerships? What can we learn from examples in other parts of the country?
martin charlesworth
Evangelism and social action – Miles Jarvis

How do these two vital parts of the Christian life interact? What would the early church have said if this question was even raised?! This seminar will discuss the role evangelism has within social action and why this should even be an issue. The Gospel of the Kingdom, holistic mission and other key issues will be explored in this interactive seminar.

As well as these superb seminars the day will include main sessions, worship, networking
groups and interviews. It is going to be great day.

If you have not yet booked your place go to...

There is special rate for TKC members. I really hope you can make this day; God has
called us to be a church known as having a heart for the poor that will extend out
amongst our community.  I believe this day is a key stepping stone in us moving forward
in this area.

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