The Strategic Development Unit are hosting a series of interviews on Zoom with practitioners from some of the Strategic Development Funding projects to share some of the stories of those involved. (Agi is also circulating details via Mission Network News.)
The first interview was held last Thursday 17 September. My colleague Tom Conway talked to Rob Fowler and Russel Baylis about their experiences of leading and supporting a church plant in Whitleigh, in Plymouth, as part of the outer estates planting SDF programme in Exeter diocese. If you were unable to join us for this interview, it is now available to watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GcnT-1X5xk
Later in the series, we will be featuring projects in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham dioceses.
A full list of future interviews, with the links to enable you to register live to watch the webinars (at which there will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions), is below.
Thursday 8 October at 12.30pm
This webinar will feature Manchester diocese’s project to establish small church plants in areas where there have been very low levels of engagement with the Church.
Thursday 15 October at 12.30pm
Tim Montgomery will talk about Liverpool diocese’s project to turn around mission and financial strength in Wigan. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6816003579899/WN_gFDrqFeISHCUEH7HyEWF7Q
Thursday 22 October at 12.30pm
Liz Dumain will talk about building intergenerational worship in Birmingham diocese
All of these interviews will be recorded and available for you to watch at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMwCFR_zx1Lsx1pp5ffRM4A .