We have a fantastic range of seminars happening on Saturday and Sunday morning across three venues. More information on each of the seminars can be found below.
Saturday Morning 11:30 - 12:30
Paul Williams, The Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, will be sharing about the compelling biblical vision to share in growing disciples. His seminar is titled: ‘A passion for Christ – being disciples who transform the world.’
Ruth Brown works for Safer Families for Children and will be speaking on about Changing Communities By Supporting Families.
Bryony Wood is Deanery Missioner for East Bingham Deanery and the vicar of 6 rural churches that are growing wider, younger and deeper! She will be speaking on Sharing Your Story: Simple ways to help you share some good news with your friends and family.
Sunday Morning 9:30 - 10:30
Menekse Stewart – After going to Bible college and then training as an accountant, set up christian marketplace website Cheerfully Given, which she now runs from her home in Nottingham. She spends her days supporting professional creatives (most of whom are also Christians) and loves thinking through the theology of creativity and the creative arts. She’s married to Andrew, a curate, and they have a poodle called Dougal. Her seminar is titled: ‘The Tabernacle and Creative Glory: how can we encourage creative excellence as a tool for mission in the 21st century church?’.
Will Foulger is curate at Trinity Church Nottingham and lives in Lenton Abbey, he is married to Vikki and they have 4 children. Will’s doctoral research focused on the parish system and new forms of churches in the CofE. He will be speaking on Why Practice Matters: Transformation through rhythm, patterns and rules of life.
Jo Tatum is a Workplace Chaplain and has spent much of her life in the working world – from filling up shelves of hairspray to recruiting Hedge Fund Managers. Now chaplain in a variety of workplaces, she is helping people to discover for themselves that God truly is at Work! She will be speaking on God at Work – does our faith transform how we work?
We will also be holding a practical seminar on Saturday morning at 11.30. Held in the cafe, drop in and ask our experts advice on how to engage our communities.
Angela Brymer is one of the youth ministry advisers for the diocese, alongside Dave Keetley who is running Generate for young people this weekend. They will be offering advice on recruiting youth ministers in a parish as well as ideas for engaging young people in your community and resources for discipling pre teens and teens.
David McCoulough is Director of Partnerships and Mission and Trustee of Transforming Notts Together. He will be speaking on guidelines for good working partnerships including:
- Applying for small grants – Edible churchyards, Bishops Welcome Fund for Refugees and Asylum Seeker, Social Eating via Bishops Community Hospitality Projects Fund.
- Transforming Notts Together workshops – Cash Smart, Credit Savvy (basic budgeting course), Signposting Plus (what local support available for people in need), Getting started in your community, Places of Welcome, Holiday hunger – helping give children healthy meals in school holidays.
Ian Paul is a Biblical Scholar and Associate Priest at St Nic’s, Nottingham. He will be offering advice on discipleship courses, creating your own or finding the right one for your congregation.
Matt Arnold is a lay pioneer minister for Fresh Expressions and “Growing Disciples” adviser in evangelism for Mansfield deanery. His interests are listening to and joining in with the work of God in the communities he lives and moves amongst, and is currently spearheading a successful project to build, equip and maintain a community orchard in his village, along with running appropriate seasonal events within it.