See www.cruciblecourse.org.uk for more info and to book.
For those who like to organise their diaries, here is a little advance notice that Stuart & Sian Murray Williams will be participating in a day exploring themes from their book Multi-Voiced Worship which is reviewed well by Andy Goodliff here.
It will be held at Bloomsbury Baptist Church in central London on Saturday 14 September in a partnership between Bloomsbury, Wood Green Mennonite Church, the Anabaptist Network and the Mennonite Centre Trust.
More info to follow.
Whilst urbanisation affects everywhere, those in rural communities often feel left out on the margins. What does rural poverty look like and how can we engage with it. A pilot week-end for Crucible in partnership with Rural Ministries.
The next Crucible week-end offers the opportunity to explore two topics:
With more than half the world now living in cities, The Urban Challenge investigates the impact of urbanisation on all of us and asks what unique challenges are faced in urban communities.
Becoming Human explores what discipleship means and potentially looks like in a post-Christendom environment where people are starting the journey of faith from different points and where many people are allergic to the term ‘Christian’.
For more info see www.cruciblecourse.org.uk
Following a couple of successful events this year in which the Mennonite Centre Trust partnered with the Anabaptist Network to introduce people to the basics of Anabaptist thinking, here is some information about a week-end event being run by our Quaker friends at Woodbrooke. This information also appears here on Woodbrooke’s website. Visit the site for more info and to book.
The Naked Anabaptist : the bare essentials of a radical faith
Friday 5 April 2013 – Sunday 7 April 2013
Additional Timing Informtion
The Saturday ‘day school’ option begins at 9.15am and ends at 6.15pm.
Places available – Ensuite Fee: £194.00 Standard Fee: £184.00
Additional price information
A ‘day school’ option is available on the Saturday for £50.
The Quaker and Anabaptist traditions form the roots of the Historic Peace Churches. Based on Stuart Murray’s popular book The Naked Anabaptist, this is an interactive opportunity to explore the Anabaptist way, its relationship to Quakerism and its relevance in the 21st century. The course is perfect for those new to the tradition or intrigued by the little they have heard so far. Using story, discussion, conversation and presentations you may well come away looking at things quite differently.
Course Leader Information
Stuart Masters coordinates Woodbrooke’s on-site short course programme and leads courses exploring the roots and practices of Quakerism and how these relate to other traditions. His interests include understanding early Quaker experience, the relationship of Quakerism to other discipleship traditions such as Anabaptism and Methodism, the biblical vision of shalom, Quakerism as a creation spirituality and modern Quaker identity. He is inspired by those who seek to live like Jesus even though he fails to live up to this himself on a daily basis.
Karen Stallard is a trained actress and a Baptist minister. She worked for 8 years in Tower Hamlets as a church planter with Urban Expression. She is currently chair of Crossroads Counselling service in Tower Hamlets and a member of the Anabaptist Network Steering group. Since September 2010 she has been in post as the minister of Union Chapel Congregational Church in Islington
Stuart Murray spent 12 years as an urban church planter in Tower Hamlets and has continued to be involved in church planting since. He is chair of the Anabaptist Network and has a PhD in Anabaptist hermeneutics. He is the founder of Urban Expression, a pioneering urban church planting agency with teams in several cities in the UK and in The Netherlands. His publications include Post-Christendom: Church and Mission in a Strange New World (Paternoster 2004), Church after Christendom (Paternoster 2005), and The Naked Anabaptist (Herald 2010).