The second Anglican Future Conference was held in September 2018, in Melbourne
Here you'll find videos and various seminar presentations from the Conference. These will appear as they become available.
In the case of Seminar presentations, some are papers and others are handouts and Powerpoint presentationsfrom the seminars.
Rev Frog Orr-Ewing:
Reinventing the Urban Church for Mission What happens when we bring two ideas together – the parish and the mission field? We end up with the endlessly creative task of advancing the Kingdom of God, growing and passing on our faith to the new generations in our cities and communities. Reinventing church for the urban situation is a chance to engage with scripture, theology, stories and lessons from the urban church and inner-city ministry in the UK. It is designed to inspire and inform and begin a series of local conversations which will help equip local churches in Australia to turn today’s challenges into today’s opportunities. Frog Orr-Ewing is involved in renewing urban parishes, first in London and recently in Walsall, UK.
Reinventing the Church for Rural Ministry will blend realism, confidence and determination, and draw on missiology, history and first hand experience. Latimer Minster is a rural church plant that has grown from meeting in a private home, to flourishing in a farm environment – a Church of England church plant which now resources and helps plant other churches, meets in barns and tents, and looks after a 70 acre ancient fruit farm, half way between London and Oxford. It is hoped that some of these insights and several mistakes along the way will help equip us to imagine new ways of growing churches in our more rural areas of ministry.
Dr Wes Hill:
“Radical Inclusion: How the Gospel Redefines What it Means to Belong”: One of the buzzwords of Western cultures at the moment is “inclusion.” The gospel of Jesus Christ knows about inclusion too, but it doesn’t accept our current definition of the term unchanged. In Jesus’ kingdom, inclusion doesn’t simply affirm our felt identities but rather transforms those identities so that our belonging is set on a new and deeper foundation — that of the radical, judging, and saving grace of God.
Responding to the Imperative of Inclusion: What are some practical ways that we can respond to the imperative of inclusion in our workplaces and in society in general.
The following links, where present, point to presentation material used in the seminars. If there is no link the material isn't available.
Those seminar titles are there for information only.
1A: “Here We Stand: Facing contemporary Anglican challenges in Australia” Panel Discussion. Chair: Richard Condie
2A: “Hooking the Unchurched: Preaching Evangelistically’” – Mike Raiter
3A: “The End of Gender” – Rob and Claire Smith