16.4.15

Is the ship about to sink?


Are we drinking in the last chance saloon? 

Is the ship about to sink?


Growing God's Kingdom through Reform & Renewal in the Church of England.
Thursday 16th April 2015, 6pm for 6.30 start, finishing at 8pm.

Tickets are free; there will be refreshments and a retiring collection to cover expenses.


With Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden and Revd Dr Ian Paul, blogger, commentator and theologian, moderated by Revd Rachel Marszalek, General Sectretary of Fulcrum.


There will be time for open discussion.

Fulcrum's new series of events- Pivot^Points- aims to get the conversation going about the role of the Church today. This series will look at a wide variety of topics, but will always revolve around that core theme.

The fourth event in our series sees us tackle one of the most vital current issues facing the Church of England and the wider Church... Does the Church have a future, and will the proposed reforms help or hinder growth?

Earlier this year, a series of reports were published by the Church of England. In this session, we'll attempt to explain what they mean, assess their strengths and weaknesses and answer the fundamental question: Will the reform and renewal programme play a part in reversing the decline in numbers in our congregations?

Rt Revd Pete Broadbent is Bishop of Willesden. Since being ordained, he's held posts in Durham and London Dioceses and was the Archdeacon of Northolt before taking up his current role in 2001. He is the Chair of the Spring Harvest Leadership Team and was a longstanding member of the General Synod. He chaired the Church of England's task group on simplification which has recommended wholesale changes to the way the church is administered.

Revd Dr Ian Paul is one of the leading Christian bloggers in the UK. He is Associate Minister of St Nic's, Nottingham, Director of Publishing at Grove Books and an honourary lecturer at the University of Nottingham. He was Dean of Studies at St John's College, Nottingham and has been a member of General Synod and the Church of England Evangelical Council. Ian has written about the Church of England's reform process - especially as it affects ministerial training.


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