Attentiveness & Action
Attentiveness & Action is a new workshop series exploring the tension that many pioneers experience between ‘being’ and ‘doing’.
Over the next few months, we’ll take different themes (including those that the network recently identified as being important at this time – Climate Change, Neighbourliness, Digital Church and Being a Non Anxious Presence) and invite different contributors to help us to reflect on them using the lenses of ‘attentiveness’ and ‘action’.
The workshops will take place on Zoom every other month and will cost £5 per person per event.
The second of the workshops will take place on
Tuesday 2nd FEBRUARY 2021, 10-11.30am on Zoom.
It will develop the theme of ‘Digital Church’ that Steve Jones introduced us to at our Houseparty @ Home Event in September and we’re delighted to announce it will be led by Andy Freeman. This session will be an extended theological reflection on the subjects and issues around Digital Church, particularly focusing on practical experiences and raising questions. Can community be formed and shared online? Has online delivery changed the geographical nature of church? As people access Netflix on the same machines they access online church should we be as professional and well delivered? We will use Killen and de Beer’s model of theological reflection to ponder metaphors, discuss perspectives and inform our practice. Expect discussion and debate, insight from people’s experience and the chance to share.
Andy is the founder of Space to Breathe, which brings together spirituality and wellbeing into an imaginative approach to self-care in local communities. Andy also works with the CMS Pioneer Training Course, where he ran the undergraduate programmes for five years and is now an Associate Tutor. Andy lives in Sheffield.Read more
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