New Deanery Briefing: Gearing up Lay Ministry
A Vision for Lay Ministry with Carrie Myers
7:30pm Wednesday 17 March 2021
THIS IS PART OF A SERIES OF ON-LINE BRIEFINGS FROM THE NATIONAL DEANERIES NETWORK.
In the past year we have seen changes that would normally take twenty or thirty years in the way we undertake our mission and ministry.
Across the church conversations are underway as to the what will the church look like in the 2020s post the covid-19 crisis, and what resources will we have given the financial pressures we are experiencing.
As we emerge from the pandemic, we will rely even more on an army of over 100,000 lay people involved in supporting our clergy in publicly recognised ministry and roles, as well as the tens of thousands more who are active in serving their communities.
- How do we build on this solid foundation?
- How do we inspire, recognise and support the ministries of this much needed growing body of Lay Ministers?
- What is our vision for Lay Ministry?
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.