Development Day 2017

7th October 2017

7 October 2017 will see St Thomas Philadelphia host the annual Diocesan Development Day.  The theme this year will centre on 'growing the church younger' looking at how to engage a mix of generations for a healthy church.

Keynote speeches will come from the new Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox, and from Rachel Jordan-Wolf, the National Mission and Evangelism Adviser for the Church of England.

There will be a number of workshops to help you connect with people in different age groups. Examples include:

  • Stimulating spiritual conversations.
  • Reaching the over 60s.
  • Youth discipleship from scratch.
  • A workshop from the keynote speaker Rachel Jordan-Wolf.
  • There will also be a marketplace with shorter workshops offering practical resources.

The speaker for Stimulating spiritual conversations has had to withdraw due to illness.  People who have booked this workshop will be able to transfer on the day to other options. Parishes can now book as many tickets as they require. 

Bookings can be made through the Eventbrite system.  This can be accessed via the green button below. You will be asked to select your choice of workshops during the booking procedure.  Further details on the choice of workshops is available here.

Development Day 2017 Event Booking

Eventbrite is a third party booking system that the diocese uses to help facilitate it's events. If you would prefer an alternative way to book please contact or telephone Lucy at 01709 309135.

Download the poster here.

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