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October 2019

Rural Mission and Ministry Day: Working Well With Children, Young People and Families in Rural Areas

Tue 1 October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
A practical course to help you reflect on the blessings and challenges of ministry among children, young people and families in the countryside. We will learn and laugh together as we gain fresh insights and new ideas for this ministry. Expect to be enthused afresh by the end of the day! Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Preaching the Old Testament

Thu 17 October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Most preachers are committed to preaching from the whole Word of God, and yet the Old Testament can be relatively neglected in the sermon diet of the average congregation. There are many reasons for this. This day will take an overview of the issues and questions that need to be addressed when preaching from the Old Testament, suggesting different ways into difficult passages and applying these ideas to a specific case study. In collaboration with The Centre for Encountering the… Read more

November 2019

Home by Another Route: Reimagining Today’s Church

Fri 8 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
What might the identity and mission of the church be in a post-Christian context? The day will explore the future nature of the church, its leadership and mission though the lenses of story, literature and theology of the biblical exile. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Leading by Story

Wed 13 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
We tell stories; we live in stories; we lead by story. Jesus told stories, and congregations invite others (or not) to join their story. The social sciences have taken a ‘narrative turn’ which offers new ways for thinking about how we work together. Participants will work on the stories they lead by. In collaboration with The Centre for Formation in Ministry. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

January 2020

Here: Now: Us- Church Leaders Training in Common Good Thinking and Practise

Wed 15 January 2020, 11:00 am to Thu 16 January 2020, 4:00 pm
A workshop in association with Together for the Common Good to assist you and your congregation to develop your capacity to address divisions in our society and bring the common good alive where you are. The workshop is designed for church leaders, ordained or lay, from all Christian denominations. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)   Read more

February 2020

Waiting on the Word: The Spirituality of Preaching

Fri 7 February 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
A contemplative approach to the art of preaching given over five sessions with time allowed for discussion. We look at how the spiritual life of preachers informs how they preach, both pastorally and prophetically, in today’s world and for a changing church. The final session focuses on practical skills. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Rural Mission and Ministry Day: Celebrating Festivals in the Rural Context

Tue 11 February 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
An exploration of the principles and practicalities involved in celebrating the major festivals of the church in the distinctively rural context. The course will explore imaginative ways of keeping feasts such as Christmas and Holy Week, but also the agricultural and rural feasts for which provision is made in Common Worship. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

March 2020

The Wondrous Story: Preaching from Palm Sunday to Easter

Wed 4 March 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The period between Palm Sunday and Easter is at the heart of our Gospel, but how do we preach it in a fresh and engaging way? We will think together about how we can tell the wondrous story today. This is a revised repeat of the course with the same name from March 2017. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

June 2020

Rural Mission and Ministry day: Missional Listening

Tue 9 June 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
We are so accustomed to speaking the gospel to the world, that we are in danger of losing the importance of listening. Could adopting the posture of being a guest be helpful? How might we recognise and develop the spiritual gift of curiosity to help discern what God is already doing? Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

September 2020

Rural Mission and Ministry day: The Way Under our Feet: A Christian Spirituality of Walking

Tue 29 September 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Explore the theme of walking in Scripture and how this can relate to our daily spiritual life. We’ll draw on ancient traditions within the British countryside, pilgrim ideas, and stories from refugees who have walked, often in fear, from their homes. In collaboration with The Centre for Contemporary Spirituality Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
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