Seminars are held on Friday morning, continuing the theme of the week, with the opportunity to attend two of the four offered. Our seminar speakers in 2019 are: Dave Fenton of AfterWorkNet , Andy Flannagan of Christians in Politics, Rachel Handley from Exeter University and John Hereward and others from Arocha.
Transformed Living in Later Life – with Dave Fenton
Dave is a retired clergyman spending his after-work time lecturing at Moorlands College, sharing his faith at his local golf club and escaping to a cliff-top caravan in Cornwall. When fulltime work ends a new era begins. Hear how Christians can make the best of it – in their church, as salt and light, in their relations with others. And what church leaders need to know and do about those retiring with wisdom, time and energy and wanting to put God first.
Transformed Living in Politics – with Andy Flannagan
Andy is a Luton-based Irish singer-songwriter who was previously a hospital doctor. Today he continues to juggle his work as Executive Director of Christians in Politics with a music career. As well as author of several books on Christian engagement in public life, Andy has several highly regarded music albums to his name. A key driving passion of Andy's is to see a just ‘rewiring’ of the global economic system.
Transformed Living and Mental Health – with Dr Rachel Handley
Rachel is a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at Exeter University. She will look at how both churches and individual Christians can best connect with those with mental health and other similar difficulties that afflict so many people today, both those in our church families and those we are in contact with in our localities. She and her family are members of Belmont Chapel, Exeter.
Transformed Living and the Environment – with Dr John Hereward and others
Why should Christians care about the world we live in? Can’t we leave this up to God to sort out? John Hereward, a retired medical doctor and vicar will provide an overview of what the bible teaches about caring for creation. Anthony Hereward, a zoologist and climate change expert, will give us some of the “headlines” of the current environmental crisis. Caroline Pomeroy, Director of Climate Stewards and environmental advisor to the Diocese of Bath and Wells, will look at what we can do to be good stewards of the world God has entrusted us to look after.