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Learning to be Missionary Disciples Together 2

Following on from the successful online conference in November 2020 we are pleased to announce a follow up, in person, conference at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick from 16th-18th November (Tuesday-Thursday) 2021.

Building on the connections and relationships formed virtually we hope to gather together to wrestle with the questions arising from the pandemic about the quality of disciple making and the challenges confronting us in the unfolding post-covid era. We are pleased to announce that Dr Sanjee Perera – The Archbishops' Adviser on Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns will share on the challenges of making Missionary Disciples in the post covid era on the first afternoon of our gathering. Revd Dr Canon Carla Grosch-Miller, a gifted liturgist and URC minister from the Tragedy and congregations movement, will be leading an opening act of worship on the first evening helping us to lament and connect.  
We are thrilled Dr Harvey Kwiyani CEO of Global Connections and African missiologist will share from his latest publication on Decolonising mission and discipleship- lessons from the Majority World. In the afternoon and following morning we have more focused breakout groups around 4 pertinent areas of discipleship.

  • Discipleship, Race and Justice (Host – Harvey Kwiyani and Ben Aldous, CTE)
  • Discipleship and the Climate catastrophe (Host – Paul Goodliff, CTE)
  • Discipleship and the rise of SNRs (Spiritual but not religious) (Host – Trey Hall, Methodist Church)
  • Discipleship and Formation (Host – Francis Brienen, United Reformed Church)

We invite conference participants to offer short informal papers (Ted Talk style 12 mins max) to share how your denomination or organisation is wrestling with a particular area from the above list – this can be a broadly interpreted. We also invite informal papers outside of these topics which you may wish to share. 
On the final morning we are thrilled that Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Great Britain under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, will be joining us and commissioning in working more closely together as we leave.
We will be led in worship each morning by John Procktor from Catalyst Youth Trust, an ecumenical schools and youth work agency in Shropshire.

  • When: 3.00 pm on Tuesday 16 November until 2.00 pm on Thursday 18 November 2021

I want to attend

This is an invite-only conference, aimed at leaders involved in mission from across the churches, including our national Member Churches, charities, mission agencies, youth organisations, theological institutions and ecumenical bodies of various kinds – national, regional, intermediate and local.
If there is someone from your organisation who you think would benefit from being part of the consultation, please contact CTE’s Ben Aldous who will be able to potentially arrange for a ticket.
If you have been invited to attend, please book via Eventbrite.

In the event that you need to cancel your booking, please note our cancellation policy.  


If you have any questions, please contact Ben Aldous or Lorraine Shannon.
 Papers for this conference 
21 07 Draft Programme - Learning to be Missionary Disciples Conference 2 (153.8KB)


 The Hayes practicalities 
Form to ask for people to share a taxi at the end of the conference (20.1KB)
Form to offer a lift at the end of the conference (22.1KB)
Printed copies available on arrival: The Hayes site plan (774.2KB)
The Hayes travel directions (826.1KB)
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