Sat 6 Nov
10.00am – 3.30pm
This year the Croydon Lay Conference is called Inside Out and is a free online event.
The event is organised by lay people, designed for lay people, the vast majority of the speakers are lay people, and the objective is to empower lay people to love and serve God outside their church buildings as well as they do inside them.
The keynote speaker is Andrew Graystone and his subject will be Upside Down: A different way of looking at your church’s mission. Andrew Graystone is a well-known writer and broadcaster. His voice will be familiar to Radio 2 and Radio 4 listeners from Prayer for the Day and the Daily Service. His latest book is Faith, Hope and Mischief, published by Canterbury Press. Bishop Jonathan will close the conference by discussing My vision for an inside out church.
There will be 16 workshops for you to choose from, all concerned with how lay people can take the love and joy they find inside the church out beyond its walls:
Being a Christian in a digital world
Faith at home with children
Growing faith with teenagers
Unity and diversity in mission and outreach
Generous living every day
Nurturing your grandchildren in faith
Personal Bible reading
Black Lives Matter in Thought, Word and Deed
Encouraging people to be outward-looking for the environment
Caring for and serving asylum seekers and refugees
Making the most of your church buildings for mission
What 2020 taught us about how to be a Christian
Mending Circle: repairing, talking and slowing down
Sharing the Bible in primary schools
Our inside-out, upside-down event will take place in the context of worship, with generous breaks throughout the day.
Online booking closes at midnight on Sun 24 Oct