Saturday 1 February 2020, St Alkmund's Church, Duffield
Closing date for booking: 2.00pm on Thursday 30 January 2020
Saturday 18 January, Oak Hill College, London
Thinking about full-time gospel ministry? Considering ordination in the Church of England? Have questions about Anglican ministry?
Oak Hill College is hosting this one-day event at a choice of two locations to explore the issues and questions surrounding gospel ministry in the Church of England. The day will include three key sessions:
Rt Revd Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone, looks at the positive opportunities for gospel ministry in the Church of England, including the value of being part of a larger set up, the extent of those opportunities, and the exciting prospect for church planting within the church.
Revd Johnny Juckes, President of Oak Hill College, looks at the opportunities for revitalising churches. The Church of England has the infrastructure and resources in place to reach the nation effectively for Christ with the gospel. What it needs are many more gospel-hearted ministers willing to take those opportunities.
Revd Dr Mark Pickles, Director of the North West Partnership, and former Director of Anglican Training, Oak Hill College, will be looking at the concerns some may have about the Church of England's current doctrinal confusion. He will also demonstrate that the doctrinal foundations of the Church of England express a gospel-centred vision, and therefore the need for rigorous theological training to deepen theological understanding and develop long-term gospel faithfulness.
The day runs from 10am to 2pm, and concludes with a Q&A session over a light lunch. There is no charge for the day.