Deanery Organising

Date(s) - 04/02/2018
6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

The Church of the Servant King


Our Area Dean, Tim Norwood, has been on sabbatical. He’s been spending this time looking at the way churches could use “community organising” as part of their work.

“Community Organising” is a method used to help groups of people to build stronger relationships, so they are able to take effective action together.

In Milton Keynes we use it in CitizensMK which brings a diverse alliance of groups together to tackle issues like poverty, homelessness or refugees. The Mission Partnership also uses this methodology as the core of “Leading for a Change” – a training programme for lay leadership.

Tim has been visiting groups and leaders across the UK, and also thinking about how “Community Organising” might help a Deanery to take action together. The next three Synod meetings will all include a big chunk of “organising” and this will be an opportunity to test some of this out in practice.

There will be a chance to learn more on Sunday 4th February between 6 and 8pm. Tim will be saying a bit more about his research, and about how people can get involved. This session will be open to all, not just clergy or synod members.

The focus of this session will be on listening and the way we can use one-to-one meetings to build power together.

It would help with our preparation if you could give us an idea of numbers. Please use the form bellow to let us know that you’re coming…


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