WE HAVE BEFORE US AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT OUR NATION FOR CHRIST!
The question for us in our Deaneries is:
- How can we in the Deanery make the most of that opportunity?
- How can the Deanery be a Living agent for change and Social Justice?
- How can we, ordained and lay together, enable one another to live out the Good News of Jesus in all our life, not only in church-based ministry on a Sunday but in work and school, in gym and shop, in field and factory, Monday to Saturday?
The conference will hear from people who are doing and have done this, and discuss with them and others how Deaneries can contribute to the mission and ministry of the church of the future.
The Deaneries have a key role as engines of discipleship, Social Justice and evangelism to empower, liberate and disciple the 98% of the Church of England who are not ordained and therefore set them free for fruitful, faithful mission and ministry, influence, leadership and, most importantly, vibrant relationships with Jesus in all of life.
Whether you are new and just starting out at this Deanery thing or an experienced hand, this conference is an opportunity to explore possibilities, learn from and share experiences, and build confidence to enable the Deanery be a key component in the delivery of the vision of the Church of the future.
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.