CTE conference will encourage collaboration in missional disciple-making
Our CTE conference Discipling the whole Church to reach the whole nation: Learning to be missionary disciples together is now just five weeks away (taking place from 23rd-24th March 2020).
We are thrilled that over 60 leaders have booked in to come together and reflect on the intersect between mission and discipleship, drawn from a range of our Member Churches, Christian charities, youth agencies and Bodies in Association.
An often neglected, and vital, element in effective mission is the calibre of discipleship. This consultation therefore seeks to not only explore mission strategies for the transformation of communities, and the means of effective evangelistic work, but also to see how we might strengthen the means of discipling Christians, so that they are confident and courageous witnesses to Christ. We hope to come together to share on the pilgrimage of what Pope Francis calls being 'missionary disciples’.
We are delighted that Revd Dr Joel Edwards has agreed to be our keynote speaker and help us reflect upon the intersects between mission, evangelism and discipleship. Joel is a writer and broadcaster, and was formerly General Director of the Evangelical Alliance (1997-2008) and International Director for Micah Challenge (2009-2014).
To enable us to hear from as many different churches and organisations during our time together we will be using a PechaKucha style of presentation. PechaKucha (a Japanese word meaning ‘chit chat’) is a storytelling format, where a presenter shows 20 slides, with 20 seconds of commentary per slide (6 minutes and 40 seconds total). We hope to hear around 25 different presentations during our gathering, as well as creating space to reflect, talk, share best practice and consider future collaboration.
Please pray for us as we gather, listen and find ways to be better at working as one.
Revd Ben Aldous, Principal Officer for Evangelism and Mission here at CTE.