Shaping the Future
28 March 2017 by The Church of England

Shaping the Future

On Saturday the 25 March clergy and lay leaders from across the Diocese met together at St Barnabas, Erdington to shape the future together. We had over 300 representatives from across the Diocese, and together we were equipped and resourced to move forward with God into this new phase of Transforming Church. In this post you will find resources from the event as well as feedback and stories from those who were there, to equip you in sharing what God is doing with those you know and with your parish and congregation.


SHAPING THE FUTURE FILM

At the conference on the 25 March, we launched a new film that tells the story of how our new phase of Transforming Church follows on in our tradition of trying new things and pioneering a way forward. You can watch the film below.

You can download the film  here.


TRANSFORMING CHURCH HYMN 

We have had a new hymn written especially for this new phase of Transforming Church.

You can download the hymn here.

Thank you to the wonderful Ally Barrett for the beautiful text and Damian Herbert for the sheet music.


SHAPING THE FUTURE PICTURES

You can find a great selection of photos from the Shaping the Future

conference that took place on Saturday 25 March  here.

Big thanks to Philip King for capturing the day so excellently. 


SHAPING THE FUTURE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION

To launch this new phase of Transforming Church we produced a booklet that lays out our history so far and an overview of where we feel God is leading us. You can  download that booklet here.

We also produced a schedule for the Shaping the Future conference on the 25 March, which you can download here.