Join special guest John Bell as he explores the question, 'Is there a future in tradition?'
Bell, an inspiring hymn writer, liturgist and author from the Iona Community and Wild Goose Resource Group to come and help us explore this question. On Saturday 18 May, John will be the keynote speaker for a one-day conversation: ‘Is there a future in tradition?’ At this conference, John will lead the following two sessions:
Session 1: The Key Thing About Tradition is…
In this session we attend to what are the essential features of our church traditions, as distinct from accretions, which may even yet be ‘masquerading’ as tradition.
Session 2: These things must die….
The key dynamic of the resurrection is that through Christ, all can be changed and made new. This means that some things will have to be allowed or even encouraged to die, so that God can do a new thing. What might these be?
In both sessions, John Bell will be drawing on good practice, which he has witnessed in churches throughout the world.
9 am to 2 pm
Morning and afternoon tea provided. BYO lunch or buy your own lunch at Robina Town Centre.
9:00am: Arrival (tea & coffee available)
9:30am: John Bell - Session 1
10:30am: Morning Tea
11:00am: Panel Discussion: ‘Is there future in tradition?’
11:45am: Tradition in an Australian context
12:00pm: Lunch break (BYO or Robina Town Centre)
1:00pm: John Bell - Session 2
2:00pm: Afternoon Tea
John Bell will also be preaching at Robina Anglican Church on 19 May, at both Sunday services (7:30am and 9:30am). All are welcome to attend.
Please book online. Registration cost is $20 (which includes morning and afternoon tea). ‘Is there a future in tradition?’ one-day conference with The Rev’d John Bell. Saturday 18 May, 9am to 2pm at 186 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina. Hosted by the Parish of Robina in collaboration with PMC. For more information, please email the Parish of Robina.