DEANERY BRIEFING WITH DR LINDSEY HALL
THIS IS THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF ON-LINE BRIEFINGS FROM THE NATIONAL DEANERIES NETWORK.
After coping with the effects of being isolated and, for many, changes to their jobs and financial situation or new working practices there seems to be a shift in the way folk view life. There seems to be a greater appreciation of the things that make life worth living.
The Covid-19 restrictions and the resulting lockdown has both constrained and provided new opportunities for our mission and ministry. Many churches and deaneries have been creative in the way they have provided worship and ministry that has touched folk far beyond their parish or deanery.
- How do we build on these relationships and what is that we can offer to make the most of these new opportunities?
- What can we do to nurture these new contacts and continue to minister to our existing church communities in a post lockdown era?
- What can we glean from scripture and then what practical steps can we take?
Lindsey will reflect on the theological perspective of the responsibility to be agents for engagement with the communities we have touched and are touching as we emerge into a new era of our mission and ministry after the Covid-19 limitations.
Dr Lindsey Hall is an Associate Tutor at The Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham and Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Lichfield. Before this she taught theology at Trinity College, Dublin, The Church of Ireland Theological College and King’s College, London.
Through these roles and her ministry Lindsey seeks to encourage the vocations of all of God’s people, individual and corporate.
The National Deaneries Network is committed to the support and development of deaneries as units for mission and ministry. It was formerly known as the Church House Deaneries Group and the steering group continues to meet in Church House Westminster.
The Network organises a conference every two years which is particularly valued by Lay Chairs and Area Deans as a space for mutual support, networking and shared learning.