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Coronavirus Advice Webinar: The church gathered and scattered Recording


Rev Prof Paul Fiddes from Regent's Park College shared his ‘Zoom ecclesiology’ – an understanding of what church is when we cannot physically gather. He reflected on the church as covenant, fellowship and body, making an appeal for us to see that Christ is still embodied even when our gathering is virtual. Rev Dr. Sally Nelson, who oversees Baptist Ministerial Formation at St. Hild College, reflected on the experience of disability now that the church suddenly finds itself ‘able-bodied’. She outlined the difference between staring and gazing at one another, encouraging us to pursue genuine encounters with each other, however physically present or physically able we may be. And Prof Anthony Reddie from Regent's Park College appealed for the church to address the disproportionate consequences of the pandemic on vulnerable and marginalised groups. How might we show solidarity with those most affected? 
 
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Practical guidance and tips for those continuing to use digital platforms for worship and outreach. With Mike Lowe, BUGB National Communications Manager, and Ben Stacey from Plugged-In Audio Visual.
Roy Searle and Lesley MacLean, both advocates of a Celtic spirituality, will be helping us think what Celtic Christians who went long before us might have to say about our presently changing world and our new patterns of mission and ministry.
A guided quiet day, led by Geoff Colmer and Beth Powney. Each hour will begin with some input to guide personal reflection and prayer over the remainder of the hour.
How did Paul preach the kingdom ‘boldly and without hindrance’ whilst under arrest? Simon Jones from Spurgeon’s College and Andrew Clarke from the Baptist Union of Scotland, will be in conversation.
Simon Barrington from Forge Leadership Consultancy and Simon Harris will be talking us through the typical path a church, community or even country follows when hit by a crisis.
How do we share our faith when we are so restricted in the contact we can have with others? Chris Duffett, Yinka Oyekan and Faith Phiri explore this question, and how creativity and this year's vision work with restrictions
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    Posted: 26/03/2020