Monday – Joshua Luke Smith – I am a Temple
“Did you not know… You are a Temple of the Holy Spirit? You are not your own”. (Corinthians 6:19) This question, penned thousands of years ago has the power to transform the way we define our humanity. These ancient words are a call to revolution, the manifesto of a resistance, the witness that the Divine is using us, yes us, in all our contradiction, confusion and chaos, to rebuild what the empire tore down. We are the Temple, the evidence that God’s presence is not afraid of the trenches, that hope will have the last word and every moment matters. This workshop will equip, empower and challenge us to live like every moment matters, we’ll create a unique manifesto for our lives and explore how we can use our voice, the work of our hands and every part of our life to change the world around us.
Tuesday – Jo Herbert & Andy Flannagan – Boring God
In our worship, do we bore God by only connecting with some aspects of his character, those we find palatable? How can we be so sure he wants what we offer? Are we missing out, and is the world poorer for it? How can our feet be in the dirt and our hands in the air, as the words we use catch up with our actions? Join singer-songwriter Andy Flannigan & advocate Jo Herbert’s ongoing, practical conversation about fully stepping into worship and justice.
Wednesday – Tearfund Advocacy Team – Becoming Modern-day Prophets
How can we be modern-day prophets, challenging injustice and
offering hope amidst brokenness? What is the place of the church as we see
growing inequality and environmental breakdown? It’s hard and sometimes
dangerous, but how do we speak up and offer hope for the future? This practical
workshop will help us consider how we, as the church, can speak boldly and live
prophetic lives in our world.