Thursday, September 15, 2011

John and Olive Fleming Drane Adelaide, Australia input

During the November period, John and Olive Fleming Drane are in Australia. Fellows of St John’s College, Durham, adjunct faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary, about to be Chaplain at International Christian College in Glasgow, Scotland, they are well known and appreciated as writers, educators and creative thinkers on mission. They are personal friends and some of the most creative and grounded people I know. While in Adelaide, these are some of the things they are involved in –

Spirituality 2 go with Olive Fleming Drane. Thursday, 17 November, 9:30-3:30, Uniting College. The day will explore the spiritual in everyday life, daily routines as opportunity for divine encounter. It will offer input, examples and space to explore. Topics to be covered will include – The craft of ritual, Transitions, Ordinary time, Extraordinary time. Cost – available as audit (cost tbc) or as Master of Ministry topic.

Reformed, Reforming, Emerging, and Experimenting: Insights from the church emerging in Scotland with John Drane. Thursday, 17 November, 3:30-5, Uniting College. Free.

mission shaped ministry training with John and Olive. Friday 18, Saturday 19 November. These 2 days are designed to offer training in order that people can offer the mission shaped ministry course in their own context. Content will include: The Story so Far, Getting a Feel for Things, Practicalities and Processes, Sampling the Course, Beyond an English accent. (For more on this particular event, download the brochure msm nov 2011 training brochure). Cost free!

Faith in stories. Mission and Discipleship in a Liquid Culture. People today are happier with stories than with abstract propositions, and knowing how to tell a good story—whether in traditional sermons or in cutting-edge evangelism—is an essential skill for effective Christian ministry. This intensive combines exploration of the importance of storytelling in the Biblical tradition and in post-modern culture with practical skills training in the effective use of stories in ministry and mission for the twenty-first century. A five day intensive (code-shared with Tabor College) Monday 21-25 November. Cost – available as audit (cost tbc) or as Master of Ministry topic.

For information about any of these events contact myself or Uniting College.

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