Theme : Radiclal and Rooted -Where we will discover that we need to go deeper into Gods love to enable us to go further for his kingdom with the help of 3 great speakers carolyn Skinner, Calvin Samuel and Paul Unsworth
Carolyn Skinner - Chief Executive of Third Space Ministries:
As a Baptist Minister, Carolyn has had experience of church leadership, community engagement, and mission in a variety of ways since 2005.
In working in partnership with other organisations Carolyn has been a sports chaplain at Royal Ascot 2007, Winter Paralympics 2010, Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010, Olympics and Paralympics 2012, Commonwealth Games 2014. She heads up ‘Love All, Serve All’, the annual initiative with the Wimbledon Tennis Queues. She is also a chaplain at a gym and has had experience of chaplaincy within the music industry. Carolyn has regularly worked with 24-7prayer in Ibiza as part of a team demonstrating God’s love in practical ways to holiday makers and workers. When not involved in Third Space Ministries, Carolyn can often be found going for a run, drinking coffee with friends, or sitting in the sun!
Calvin Samuel - Prnciple London School of Theology
Revd Calvin T Samuel BA MBA PhD will be the next Principal of London School of Theology . His previous appointments include Director of the Wesley Study Centre, Durham and Academic Dean of St John's College within the University of Durham. New Testament Lecturer at Spurgeon's College in London and Chaplain to Farrington’s School in Kent.
Calvin brings with him a wealth of experience, including previous roles as Assistant Director of Research and Faculty Administration at London Business School, and Visiting Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Nazarene Theological College in Manchester
Born in Barbados and raised in Antigua before coming to Britain to study for a BA in Theology and Pastoral Studies at Nazarene Theological College in Manchester, Dr Samuel went on to complete an MBA at Manchester Business School before pursuing PhD research at King’s College London. Calvin is a Methodist minister and is married to Ramona who is also an ordained Methodist. His interests outside of work include blogging and Formula 1 (watching not driving). He has research interests in holiness in Scripture and in Wesleyan tradition.
Paul Unsworth -
Baptist minister Paul Unsworth established a commercial coffee shop, which is also home to a church community, in London's Brick Lane. Kahaila opened in June 2012 and there are now plans for another.
At this year’s gathering we want to reclaim the words "Good News". We want to explore together what this news means to us as Pioneers, our communities and the world. We will be engaging with some speakers and hearing lots of our stories to help us think creatively about what is good and news.’
John 10:27 “My Sheep Listen to my Words”
This year will again have a stream for ‘new pioneers’ as part of our programme and As usual there will be plenty of time for meeting old and new friends, having fun, and learning & worshipping together.
Good news and Me with Ruth Perrin
Ruth was on staff at Kings Church, Durham 2006 to 2013 and continues as an associate staff member. She has over 20 years of experience in mission, discipleship and Bible teaching particularly focussing on the discipleship and leadership formation of young adults. She recently completed a PhD in the Durham Department of Theology and Religion. Her research has included role models among young evangelical women and the ordinary hermeneutics of Generation Y. She has published a Grove Booklet, B52 Inspiring Women (2009), a chapter in The Faith Lives of Women and Girls, Slee (ed), (Ashgate, 2013) and writes forwww.cloudofwitnesses.org. She enjoys movies, gardening, loves travelling and writes the Cloud of Witnessses website.
Good News and the Community with Simon Thomas
He is director and founder of CitytoCity network(2008), a global city network of people working together in different spheres of society collaborating to bring innovation, inspiration and an intentionality in seeing our cities ﬂourish and develop in “Just” prosperity, health, wholeness and value. He is national /International trainer and Strategist for Steet Pastors International, working with local councils and police forces Nationally and Internationally to foster peace and cohesion in their communities particularly as far as a good and healthy street culture is concerned. he is a trustee and co founder of Columbus barns , a new monastic spiritual retreat centre that combines spirituality, land and social farming enterprise. A senior Leader (Team leadership) of Trinity Church Network in Dublin. Responsible for helping grow strategy, creative thinking in the outworking of their vision and ethos.This also involves developing and mentoring leadership and taking joint responsibility ﬁnancially, relationally, strategically across the TCN community. Mentoring and developing leaders in community organisations and different spheres of society in many parts of the UK/ internationally in the proﬁt and not for proﬁt sectors. He is A director of Advisory team on National Conservation •Trustee of XLP (National Urban youth project)
Good News and the World with Dr Harvey Kwiyani
Dr Harvey Kwiyani is an emerging younger generation African missiologist who has spent over ten years working both as a scholar and a practitioner in missions in Europe and North America. He graduated with a PhD from Luther Seminary in 2012, having researched the theological implications of the missionary work of Africans in North America. Harvey has now published some of his research findings in his new book, Sent Forth: African Missionary Work in the West (2014, Orbis Books). He teaches missions, leadership, and African studies at Birmingham Christian College and at Church Mission Society (CMS) in Oxford. He is also research fellow at the Cuddesdon Study Centre at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.
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