November 10-11th, 2016
St. Martin in the Bullring
Massive global shifts are opening up realities the world has never seen. Within this turbulent new era, reclaiming the art of faithful presence is more important than ever.
Christian communities all across the UK are finding new ways to connect with the particular places they inhabit. Join us for two incredible days to meet fellow practitioners, hear inspiring stories, and learn from the collective practices of this movement that is growing from neighbourhood to neighbourhood.
Over 40 Presenters and Storytellers
And practitioners from all across the UK and around the world.
Shane is the visionary founder of The Simple Way, an organization in inner city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities in neighbourhoods around the world. Together with his friend Tony Campolo, Shane heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of Christians committed to living out the lifestyle prescribed in the Gospels. Shane’s is the author of many books including his classic The Irresistible Revolution and his newest book Executing Grace (June 2016). Shane speaks over 100 times a year nationally and internationally and his books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
Immy is the co-founder of Impact Hub Birmingham, Project 00, and founding member, curator, and producer of TEDx Brum, a network of citizens, makers, doers, entrepreneurs, activists, and dreamers committed to building a better Birmingham and better world. Immy is passionate about new models of organising. She brings together diverse, passionate and talented people, creating unlikely collaborations and local change based on global innovations, networks and knowledge.
Jonny Baker is truly one of the pioneering voices and seasoned leaders exploring how faith connects with contemporary culture. He is passionate about contextual and global mission and the particular edge he brings is the imaginative connection of the Gospel to contemporary culture. Jonny works for Church Mission Society and developed and leads the innovative Pioneer Mission Leadership Training. He is author of Alternative Worship, a collection of resources from that movement and he is the director of the small creative company PROOST which produces inspiring resources that fuel faith.
Rev. Dr. Kate Coleman
Rev Dr Kate Coleman is founder and co-director of Next Leadership. She is also Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council, former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (2006/7), and a Baptist Minister. A popular speaker and lecturer, with over 25 years’ leadership experience. Her network extends across all sectors and church denominations. Kate is author of 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership and has gained a reputation as an inspirational visionary nationally and internationally.
Lord Maurice Glasman
Lord Maurice Glasman is an English academic, social thinker and Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is a senior lecturer in Political Theory at London Metropolitan University, and Director of its Faith and Citizenship Programme. He is best known as a founder of Blue Labour, a term he coined in 2009. Lord Glasman sees the importance of place, local community, and local institutions as a key way to connect people together and provide continuity through time and across generations
Mike is a co founding Non Executive Director of TLG The Education Charity, an award winning organisation working with children and young people at risk of exclusion from school. He also leads on Church Engagement, heading up a team of UK Based advisers and training facilitators for the Cinnamon Network, which is making it as easy as possible for the local church to help people most at need in its community across the UK. Mike has a first class honours degree in Urban Planning and a Masters Degree in Black Theology from the University of Birmingham. He also sits as a Non Executive Director on a number of NGO's working in Birmingham and East and West Africa. Mike was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010 (FRSA).