The Church as a Healing Community
November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm£3
Are you interested in developing your church as a place of community flourishing? Come along to a networking afternoon (2pm -5pm) hosted by the Church of Scotland and The Guild of Health and St Raphael. We will be offering an interesting program including hearing from Finn’s Place, Capacitar, Dementia café, The Open Gate and more. The Guild will also be presenting an innovative new project called Healthy Healing Hubs which aims to resource all churches to develop their healing ministry. Come and see what support you can access in order to help you deliver the mission of the Church in your community to be a place of hope and welcome to all people. Tea, coffee and cake included in the ticket price.
Why not make a day of it and stay for the Denis Duncan Lecture in the evening which will be delivered by Michael Harvey. His title of his lecture is ‘The Invitation to Heal’ – ‘Michael Harvey has conducted a 15 year survey of churches and individual Christians in the area of mission and to his surprise has found that healing is at the heart of successful mission. In this lecture, he will challenge the way we think about mission. He will call for the bringing together of the latest findings in the area of science with theological reflection. He will hypothesize how healing does or may take place in mission, and lead us to some best practice ideas which every individual Christian and church can do, to bring back together the proclamation of the kingdom of God and the healing of the sick’