Shaping Church for All: "Opening the Circle"

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An opportunity for those in leadership positions to explore key principles of inclusion and participation, practices of faith formation and worship and to reflect on how to engage with our communities and in our own context.

The gathering will be of particular interest for those in leadership positions, looking to explore innovative ways of being church - Ministers, elders, readers, paid youth, children and family workers, and others are welcome

Our conversations will be shaped around the following areas:

Connecting the Dots - How might we explore who we are as local congregations and how God is calling us to connect and engage with our wider community?

Drawing the Circle - How might we empower faith formation and develop worship practice with people outside recognisable church structures?

Sphere of Influence  - How might we move from "doing for" to "doing with" people in our churches and communities?

The Shape of Things to Come - How might we become more creative and inclusive in our shared spaces and practices, to help everyone to flourish?

Date and time

Thursday 12 March 2020

10:00 – 16:00 (coffee from 09:30)

Book your place

For more information and to book your place, visit our Eventbrite page

The conference costs may be covered for ministers, MDS staff, and readers


Auchterarder Parish Church of Scotland, PH3 1DF