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