Christian mission often focuses on spiritual and social renewal, but what about cultural renewal? What part should that play, and how should we go about it? Christ Church London is hosting a series of events throughout 2018 to help equip Christians to seek cultural renewal in their world.

Everything Culture Makers’ Retreat

The Everything Culture Makers’ Retreat will develop a community of like minded people who want to work for the renewal of culture. As well as having plenty of time to connect with others, you will clarify your own sense of call and hear from seasoned practitioners about the lessons they have learned from a lifetime on the front line of cultural renewal. There will also be opportunities to worship and pray together.

The weekend is for anyone wants to use their gifts and abilities to work to build a better world. This includes those working in the arts, business, education, healthcare, media, science, government, non-profit and other sectors.

Hosted by David and Philippa Stroud

Venue: De Vere Wokefield Estate, Reading, RG7 3AE

Date and timing: Saturday 23rd June (10.00) – Sunday 24th June (14.30)

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Everything Church Leaders’ Retreat

The Everything Church Leaders’ Retreat is attended by church leaders and their teams from a wide range of denominations and networks, who want to explore what it means to work for the cultural, social and spiritual renewal of our communities.

This year our special guest speakers include Jon Tyson and Rachel Gardner. Jon is from the Church of the City in New York, and will be Skyping in to share recent lessons in building a church in New York that is committed to the renewal of one of the most influential cities in the world. Rachel is the founder of the Romance Academy and President of the Girls Brigade and will be will be talking about her ministry with young people. We will be drawing lessons on how to work for cultural, social and spiritual renewal in a context where values and perspectives are changing fast and looking at how we should respond.

Sessions will consider the biblical foundations for cultural, social and spiritual renewal, as well as exploring their practical application in our lives and churches. Each session will be fast paced and interactive. There will be plenty of opportunities to get to know others as well as to worship and pray together.

Hosted by David Stroud

Venue: Highfield Park Hotel, Hampshire, RG27 0LG

Date and timing: Wednesday 27th June (14.30) – Thursday 28th June (16.00)

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The Everything Conference

The Everything Conference is open to anyone who wants to be equipped to use the resources they have to create a better world.

Our keynote speaker will be Michael Ramsden. Michael addresses audiences around the world on the relevance of the Christian faith to every part of life. He has spoken at NATO HQ in Brussels, the White House, and to Members of the European Parliament. He works with the boards of some of the largest banks and investment funds in the world, and is the International Director of RZIM.

Hosted by David and Philippa Stroud

Special guests: To be announced

Venue: St. Mary’s Church, Marylebone, W1H 1PQ

Date: Saturday 17th November, 10.00-16.00

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