Friday 9 March, 7.30-9pm and Saturday 10 March 9.30-1pm


To help those who are in their first few years of working with a church that may have a Brethren background,  Enable and Partnership are holding two seminars at Highgate International Church, London, on Friday 9 March and Saturday 10th March.  The seminars are open to all: you don’t need to be a church worker, you may be exploring ministry options, or perhaps a church leader, or someone with years of experience that may benefit others.

Friday 19.30 – 21.00        Our unique ecclesiology?

Mark Davies will give an overview of historical approaches to church government, showing how Brethren thinking about the church both compares and contrasts.

Saturday Programme

Arrival from 9am – coffee and croissants available

09.30                     Welcome – introductions – setting the scene

10.00                     Church leadership

While Brethren-ethos churches are independent and free to develop their own structures, there is much common ground.  Mark Davies will lead an interactive session, exploring how Brethren-background church leaderships have functioned and evolved – and related to other churches.

11.15                     Coffee and conversation

11.45                     Church workers

Drawing on his own experience of working in various church contexts, Alistair Hornal will reflect on the various models of ministry support that Brethren-ethos churches have benefited from – as well as the challenges faced by people who are new to this church context.

13.00                     Light Lunch available

If you live outside London (or even if you are local!) we can offer low cost accommodation at the church building so that you can attend the morning seminar – or make it a 24hour event.  There is no charge for the seminar, though there will be the opportunity to contribute towards costs of a light lunch (and breakfast if staying over!)
For further information please visit the Partnership website