A Vast Minority - Church and Mission in a Strange New World
With Guest Speaker Stuart Murray Williams
The Christian community is no longer a dominant majority at the centre of our culture but a minority on the margins of post-Christendom western societies. What are the implications of this for church and mission? Although we are a minority, we are a vast minority with the capacity to exercise influence in our societies. What new opportunities do we have? What challenges do we face? How do we relate to other minorities in a plural culture? Will we be a beleaguered, discouraged and defensive minority, or a creative, prophetic and hopeful minority? How will we sing the Lord's song in this strange land?
Stuart spent 12 years as an urban church planter in East London and has continued to be involved in church planting as a trainer, mentor, writer, strategist and consultant. For 9 years he was Oasis Director of Church Planting and Evangelism at Spurgeon’s College, London. Since then, under the auspices of the Anabaptist Network, he has worked as a trainer and consultant, with particular interest in urban mission, church planting and emerging forms of church. He is the founder of Urban Expression. He has written books on church planting, urban mission, emerging church, the challenge of post-Christendom and the Anabaptist tradition.