HERE: NOW: US
CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

common good LEADERSHIP training

In a divided society, how can churches act for the common good?

Our two-day course enables Christian leaders to retreat and reflect, to refresh ministry and mission by ‘common good thinking and practice’. It gives opportunity to address: how can we enhance ministry in our localities at a time of polarisation and social fragmentation? The workshop aims to build the capacity of church leaders and congregations to strengthen civil society and to bring the common good alive where we are.  

If you would like to explore how this training could work for your diocese, college or church network, we would love to hear from you. T4CG has trusted facilitators who can run the course for you to complement your overall programme. 

Next course: Wednesday 15th - Thursday 16th January 2020, in association with Sarum College, Salisbury. Download leaflet

Who is it for?

  • For ordained and lay people in Christian Leadership from all denominations and church traditions - e.g. priests, pastors, vicars, lay leaders, chaplains. 

This workshop explores what ‘the common good’ means

    • biblically
    • theologically
    • in a society with severe divisions
    • in practice in our cities, towns and villages

What does it cover?

  • the Christian vision of the common good
  • causes of social division and how the practice of the common good acts as an antidote to the culture of individualism
  • ‘common good principles’ and how to apply them in practice
  • how our churches can be, not just for the poor, but of the poor
  • how a theology of relationship and the common good can refresh mission
  • how understanding the ‘vocational responsibilities’ of the local church alongside other bodies in the community can:
    • foster local leadership
    • build social trust
    • strengthen civil society

Why is it called Here: Now: Us?

  • Here : because we are all rooted in particular places
  • Now : because at a critical time in our country’s history the churches can have a vital role in addressing the challenges
  • Us : because we, as Christians of different traditions, are to work together to fulfil our vocational responsibilities.

To find out more, please get in touch