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Fresh Streams Theology School

14–15 June 2018 (Thu–Fri)
St Peter's Baptist Church, Worcester

Dr Mark Bonnington
Dr Mark Bonnington
Rev Dr Kate Coleman
Rev Dr Kate Coleman
Rev Chris Duffett
Rev Chris Duffett
Rev Stephen Lindridge
Rev Stephen Lindridge

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What is the Gospel?

Do you wish you had more time to reflect on the key issues of our day? Do you share a passion to do theology well at the coal face of ministry and mission? Would you love to spend two days engaging with eminent theologians who will stretch your thinking, with plenty of time for discussion, interaction, and good food and hospitality? Whether you’re a church leader, part of a leadership team, a student, or just interested in theology, you’ll love Fresh Streams Theology School 2018.

What will we discuss?
Thursday’s Sessions
The Gospel as Cosmic Renewal: What plans has God got for the future of our planet? What is Christian hope all about? How might the idea of a new heaven and a new earth influence our actions today? What might we need to re-discover of the message of God’s plans for the cosmos? (Led by Mark Bonnington)
The Gospel as Signs and Wonders: Should the gospel be communicated through miracles such as healing and provision, just as much as good deeds or words? What place did signs and wonders play in Jesus’ ministry….or Paul’s? How might we participate in this today? (Led by Chris Duffett)

Friday’s Sessions
The Gospel as Social and Political Liberation: Should Christians be actively involved in changing unjust structures and systems in society? Does the gospel liberate us to be upwardly mobile? Do evangelicals still need to recover their social conscience? (Led by Kate Coleman)
The Gospel as Personal Conversion: Do we still believe in the primacy of Christian Conversion and the ‘new birth’ experience? What are the core elements of the gospel message we proclaim? Should we reimagine our message given the rise of multiculturalism and universalism? (Led by Stephen Lindridge)

For more information you can download this flyer

Summer Theology School Leaflet

Contributors

Dr Mark Bonnington

Dr Mark Bonnington

Mark is Senior Leader at Kings Church Durham, a New Frontiers Church, with loads of students. After teaching Maths, he studied theology and wrote a PhD on Galatians. He came to Durham to teach New Testament and has been leading Kings since 2001. He is married to Ruth. They have three grown up children and he enjoys DIY, swimming and holidays in Scotland.

Rev Dr Kate Coleman

Rev Dr Kate Coleman

Kate Coleman is the founding director of Next Leadership. She has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the church, charity and voluntary sectors and is a mentor and coach to leaders. She recently completed a term as Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council (2012-2014), is a former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (2006-2007), a Baptist Minister, an author and gifted theologian.

Rev Chris Duffett

Rev Chris Duffett

Chris is a creative story teller, artist, author and poet who founded The Light Project (www.lightproject.org.uk). He currently serves as the city centre chaplin in Peterborough, and part of The Pioneer Collective. He was formally President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. He loves to demonstrate the love of God and see God’s power at work in people’s lives.

Rev Stephen Lindridge

Rev Stephen Lindridge

Stephen is a Methodist Minister in the North East of England, being a Methodist Presbyter (24yrs) and currently Chair of the Newcastle upon Tyne District. He is a passionate encourager and reflective thinker, currently researching a Doctorate through Durham University on how people are coming to faith in fresh expressions of church. He describes himself as a gentle evangelist, prayerful eclectic, naturally ecological and... improving golfer. All but the last comment may be true!

Venue: St Peter's Baptist Church, Worcester

Eden Close, Worcester WR53TZ

Price

  • £60 — Conference Rate
  • £50 — Early Bird (before 31.3.2018)
  • £30 — Student
  • £30 — Day Rate (Per Day)
  • £20 — Student Day rate (Per Day)

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