What is the Spirit saying to the Church?
Advance notice for SEARCH Colloquium on Ministry
Developing Ministry: What is the Spirit Saying to the Church? is the subject for this year’s SEARCH Colloquium, to be presented in partnership with TCD Chaplaincy on March 30 in TCD’s Long Room Hub.
Canon Dr David Hewlett, principal of the Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham, will be the keynote speaker. His theme will be Radical Challenge and New Possibilities. In the year when the first ordained local ministers are to be ordained deacon, the challenges of discerning vocations to varying styles of ministry, of suitable training, efficient deployment, clergy support and spirituality will all be covered.
Speakers and panelists from all contexts – north and south, male and female, ordained and lay – have agreed to take part, and include four archdeacons and two women deans. From Dublin and Glendalough, there will be contributions from Canon David Gillespie, Canon Gillian Wharton, the Revd Rob Jones, and the Revd Cathy Hallissey, while the Revd Dr William Olhausen will chair a panel session on ‘Roads to effective ministry’, after input on training options by Canon Dr Maurice Elliott.
The Colloquium will be chaired by Bishop Michael Burrows, chair of the Commission on Ministry, in partnership with former chairman, Bishop Ken Good.
To enrol for the one–day Colloquium, please contact SEARCH’s treasurer, Mr Michael Denton, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Including lunch and mid–session refreshments, the day costs €35. Concessions available.