Designed for operational staff of larger churches, we’re tackling the difficulties of making the instruction to us all in Matthew 28 change from a vision to reality. Three key strands are being focused on – looking at the healthy combination of systems, people and strategy that make it all possible. The UK church is in a pivotal period where tools and knowhow are making things possible that have never been available to us before, but which mean that pastoral sensitivity and careful implementation are all the more important.
Charity ‘Open Doors’ will be giving us insights from across the country and world at how churches have faced all sorts of challenges and opportunities, and considering why some things worked and others didn’t.
On day 2, we’ll be looking at people-dynamics and how to enable positive changes in culture and ways of working.
A choice of seminars are being lined up to enable you to choose particular areas to delve deeper into such thorny areas as GDPR, volunteers, buildings for mission, and how to completely change the way your church finances may work.
We’ll be heading on the third day to understand why your shopping basket at your favourite on-line store has a lot in common with a particular verse at the end of the gospels, and what God is saying to those of us with responsibility for Operations Management in our church.
And if all that wasn’t enough, we’re offering opportunities for 1-1 consultancy, meeting local UCAN members in your area, and some things you’ll learn that will make you think you’re part of the best church.
Mark the dates in your diary. Tickets go live at the beginning of November for a discounted early-bird rate of £250 (that’s a £25 saving off the full rate of £275).
I’m already putting my towel over a chair, and I look forward to seeing you there…
Julian Mander, UCAN director and part of the Cutting Edge team.