We are delighted to announce that Wycliffe College will be hosting another of its popular Refresh! conferences this May.
Put the dates in your diary now: May 13th & 14th!
The theme of this year's conference will be:
Wycliffe, the Church, the World:
Equipping for Today's Mission
Plenary Speakers are Professor Gordon Smith, President and Professor of Systematic and Spiritual Theology, Ambrose University College and Seminary, Calgary AB and Professor Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History, and Co-Director, Program on Historical Studies of Religion, Baylor University, TX.
This conference will also mark the launch of Wycliffe Serves!, a hub for the ministries by which Wycliffe College serves the church outside the college walls. The director is John Bowen, Professor of Evangelism.
In order to showcase what Wycliffe Serves! offers to the church, workshops during Refresh! will be presented by faculty members and friends affiliated with Wycliffe Serves! including:
Wanda Malcolm on conflict resolution;
Constance Joanna Gefvert (SSJD) on maintaining our spiritual freshness;
Andy and Sue Kalbfleisch on starting and running a Messy Church;
Valerie Michaelson on revitalizing children's ministry;
NIck Brotherwood on starting a fresh expression of church;
David Kupp on church-based community development; and
Steve Shaw on stewardship of old church buildings.*
During workshop timeslots, there will also be a group for those who are seeking to discern what their future vocation is. Leadership will be offered by Wycliffe Principal, George Sumner.
More details will follow shortly, but in the meantime, book the dates:
May 13th - 14th, 2014. We hope to see you there!