Michael Mitton , Phil Stone

This is an online-only event.

Come and join Michael Mitton and Phil Stone to explore themes of exile within Scripture and together discover signposts for our journey.

‘For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.’ (Jeremiah 29.11)

We were not long into the new year of 2020 when it started to become clear that this was going to be a year like no other. The coronavirus pandemic spread like wildfire across the globe and by mid March we found ourselves in an unthinkable world of being told to lock ourselves inside our homes for many weeks.

As we approach the end of this extraordinary year, we cherish hopes that 2021 will be a year when we can start to rebuild after the devastation of the pandemic. As people of God we are having to learn to navigate new waters where we have been denied many of the resources that normally help us to thrive, such as corporate worship and meeting together in our homes. And we are making our journey through this life with the very real threat of serious sickness and death far too close for comfort. So how do we learn to flourish in such changed and unfamiliar circumstances? And as we slowly make our way out from this terrible season, what kind of church is God calling into being? What might we have to let go of? And what new things must we take hold of?

The prophet Jeremiah was one of the leading prophets guiding the people of God through a period of devastation into espousing a completely new vision, rooted in the old, yet adapted to the experience of exile. He stands as a prophet who calls the people of God to a resilient hope and a flourishing that is a blessing to the whole world. Isaiah also summons the people into a new vision where those once devastated may rise on wings of eagles.

A ticket covers one device to connect and is not per person, for example, if two of you share a laptop, you just need one ticket. The five sessions will also be available online later each day if you can’t make it live.

Session Times:

Tue and Wed: 10am; 11:45am

Thu: 10am

If you would like to join this conference but the cost of the ticket is a difficulty for you, then contact Phil in confidence about a bursary to help with the cost.

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