Thursday, 9 September 2010

Seek the Welfare of the City: hopeful imagination & prophetic practice in urban mission and ministry

Booking is now open for this two day event 25th - 26th November 2010.
Earthed in practice this is an oportunity to reflect on urban mission and ministry through a mix of case studies, keynote speaches and panel discussions.

The venue for the first day is Holy Trinity Brompton. The keynote speaker is Bishop Doug Miles, Koinonia Baptist Church, Baltimore. Panel topics are:- Missional church in practice; Christian Social enterprise - developing sustainable & resilient forms of social welfare provision; Urban spirituality and discipleship - beyond the rural and the monastic. The plenary with discussion will be chaired by Jane Williams.

The venue for day two is St Paul's Hammersmith. The keynote speaker is The Rt Revd John Inge. Panel topics are Christian social and political engagement in multi-faith contexts and a roundtable and plenary discussion of Christianity & Contemporary Politics: The Conditions and Possibilites of Faithful Witness by Luke Bretherton.
Worship leaders inlude Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres.
A host of experienced practioners and speakers will be contributing including; Francis Davis, Russ Rook, John Hayes, David Ford, Nigel Biggar, Maeve Sherlock and Bernd Wannenwetsch.

The event cost £25 for one day £45 for two. To book, and for more details, go to

This event is organised jointly by PEN (as a project of The Contextual Theology Centre): the Faith & Public Policy Forum, King's College London and St Mellitus College (the diocese of London and Chelmsford's theological and ordination training institute) and continues a developing pattern of joint ventures which resource and equip the church across London through theological education.