What did Jesus really mean when he called people to follow him? And what might that look like in our own lives, in our churches, and in the wider communities we serve across Shropshire and beyond?

Many churches are rediscovering the call to ‘whole-life discipleship’, and the invitation to follow Christ which is for ‘everyone, everywhere, everyday, and in everything’. This is so much more than the hour people might spend in church on a Sunday, or the few more hours each week directly engaged in church activities. This is an understanding where what happens in the home, the workplace, the extended family and the local community really do matter to God. As the earliest of all Christian creeds puts it, “Jesus is Lord” of all.

Timetable for the Day

The conference will feature opportunities for Christians and churches from all over Shropshire to learn and grow together, and will offer time to worship, pray, and to enjoy great fellowship. After lunch there will be a series of workshops covering a range of issues, giving time and space in smaller groups to reflect on what it means to be a disciple in different settings and stages of life.

09.30    Registration and welcome refreshments in the Trinity Centre
10.00    Welcome and opening worship
10.20    Session One. Keynote speaker: Revd Lyn Weston (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity)
11.00    Time in small groups to discuss and interact
11.15    Mid morning refreshments
11.45    Session Two. Keynote speaker: Rt Revd Sarah Bullock (The Bishop of Shrewsbury)
12.30    Lunch
13.30    Session Three. A range of workshops exploring our theme. CLICK HERE for info about workshop choices.
14.40    Session Four. Concluding worship and commissioning
15.15    Home

Booking Tickets

Tickets are priced at £6 (booked before 31st July), £8 (booked by end of October) or £10 (booked in November). Lunch is available for £5 extra.

The easiest way to book is online by clicking the link on the right of the screen where you can let us have your details and pay securely. You can also book by completing the booking forms available in local churches, or by contacting the relevant Bishop’s secretary. Once you’ve booked in we’ll be in touch nearer the time with further details about the day, asking for workshop options as well as giving details of travel and further timings etc.