A day conference on Saturday 2nd July for church leaders of all Christian traditions who are seeking to integrate people from different ethnic backgrounds into the life and mission of their church.
This unique collaboration between Birmingham Churches Together, Queens Foundation and the Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World will attract delegates from across the Christian traditions of Pentecostal, Anglican, Free Church and Catholic Churches.
Key note speakers will offer British and African perspectives about the challenge of growing multi-ethnic churches in the context of contemporary British society. Steve Hollinghurst will explore the impact on Christian mission of secularism, individualism and consumerism. Harvey Kwiyani will share insights as an African missionary and theologian who has lived in the West for many years. There will be opportunity to reflect in groups on the questions they raise. We will ask whether ethnically diverse congregations are counter-cultural?
After lunch Tani Omideyi will share his experience of growing a multi-ethnic church in the Anfield area of Liverpool and Gale Richards will help us respond together in a conversation with key note speakers about questions raised during group discussion.
The Conference organisers are excited by the prospect of a diverse group of Christian leaders gathering from across the Midlands (and beyond) to explore together the challenge of growing multi-ethnic fellowships and sharing the Christian Gospel across ethnic and cultural boundaries. They hope the day will bring about new relationships between churches as partners in God's mission.
Saturday 2nd July
Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Somerset Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2QH
Conference cost: £15 including lunch