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Is Christian Non-Conformity a Thing of the Past?

It will come as no surprise to learn that as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the consequent lockdown, our Summer School had to be postponed.

We are pleased to announce that our Summer School has now become SPRING SCHOOL, and will take place on 12th - 14th March 2021.

It will take place at the iconic grade 2 listed National Justice Museum, in the heart of Nottingham, as originally planned.

The aim of this Spring School is both to encourage and to challenge us to play our part within the broader non-conformist tradition in the public life of the UK today. We will explore our distinctive values, perspectives and principles, reminding ourselves of our call to radical discipleship under Christ.

The Spring School is open to anyone with an interest in how we can live out our Christian convictions in local churches that are fully autonomous, yet within a family of interdependent churches. It is open to anyone with a desire to have an impact on the structures and policies of society as well as getting involved at local level with particular projects. Does this include you?

The weekend will involve a mix of plenary sessions, presented by people with experience and expertise in different aspects of Christian non-conformity, and interactive, workshop type sessions, led by equally experienced scholar-practitioners.

The cost for delegates is £200 per person, which includes refreshments, buffet lunches and evening meals during the event, plus a guided tour of the National Justice Museum.

The first 30 places will attract an early-bird discount of £50.

The particular issues to be explored and presented in these sessions include the following:

  • What Are the Distinctives of a Christian Non-Conformist Voice in Public Life?
  • Significant Historical Congregationalists with an Ongoing Influence
  • Reading the Bible as Non-Conformists
  • The Importance of a Congregational Voice in the UK Today

Follow these links to find out more!

We hope you will be able to join us next year!