A book by Neil Hudson, guest speaker at Connor Diocesan Synod, will be available at a special price to anyone attending Synod in Carrickfergus on October 1.
The book, ‘Imagine Church,’ retails at £9.99, but Richard Ryan of The Book Well is doing a special synod offer of £5.
The book can be bought from Richard on the day, or pre–ordered direct via The Book Well website.
Neil Hudson, keynote speaker at the evening session on the 2014 Connor Synod, began working with London Institute for Contemporary Christianity as the Church–Life Consultant on the Imagine project in 2006 and took over as Imagine Project Director in 2010.
In 2012, Neil published Imagine Church, reflecting on the lessons that had been learned from working with churches as they engaged with the challenge of developing a culture of whole–life discipleship. Together with Tracy Cotterell, he also published a Grove booklet entitled Leading a Whole–life Disciplemaking Church.
For the previous ten years he worked at Regents Theological College, serving there latterly as its Vice Principal. His main areas of teaching concerned the missiological relationship between the Church and wider society. As well as working for LICC, he co–leads a church in Salford, Greater Manchester.
At Connor Synod in Carrickfergus Methodist Centre, Neil will lead a morning session for clergy entitled ‘Beyond Caring’: How can we create church communities that equip disciples rather than just care for Christians?
His evening session with the whole Synod is entitled ‘Beyond Sundays’: Living faith–full lives Monday–Saturday. In this, Neil will explore the idea of giving people a sense of ownership for the places where they find themselves most of the time and a framework for understanding how they might serve God’s purposes there.
Here, Neil previews in a video the areas he will be addressing at the Connor Synod.