Welcome everybody. These are the powerpoint slides you need for the #NECN2020 conference presentation by Steve Summers. Don’t worry if this doesn’t make any sense to you yet, they are for the zoom on 1st of July.
God calls people from all walks of life, and our ministers should reflect the society we are part of.
“We are working hard to support those from deprived backgrounds who are going through the discernment process by offering mentoring (https://www.churchofengland.org/mentors).
Feedback suggests that mentoring has built confidence amongst those from underrepresented groups. But we need more mentors in order to make this as widely available as possible. If anyone (ordained or lay but with some understanding of the discernment process) would be willing to volunteer for this role, we have training sessions available in March, May, July and September and a Mentor gathering with ++Justin at Lambeth Palace in November.
We would dearly love to have more mentors with estates experience to add to our resource here. Any help you can offer would be invaluable”
If you are interested in becoming a mentor please visit https://www.churchofengland.org/mentoring
This link will give details of mentor training days around the country and there is a contact form to complete.
There’s a great film here of the wonderful local leadership carried out by Dot and Ann at St Edmund’s, Tyseley in Birmingham
As part of the Allchurches Trust Grant to build national support for Estates Ministry, we have two local Leadership Pilots beginning, one in London and one in Birmingham.
The Birmingham Pilot began last night with 17 people from outer estate and inner city anglican parishes gathering for a Learning Group that will Deepen Formation and Leadership.
The London Pilot begins soon – click here for details.
The Pilots are quite different and there will be a deep evaluation of them carried out by Church Army. We hope that this will be of value to the wider Church, and that all denominations will find ways of enabling people on estates to express all their gifts.
We know that local leadership is one of the key themes for estate churches. Our National Conferences next year will explore this. Details of dates and venues coming soon.
Please pray for all those involved in the Learning Pilots.