Author(s)George Crowder
Date 9 November 2021
Category FWS 2022
From Scripture to theology to  ministry

Christian leadership has rightly come under scrutiny in recent times. This year’s FWS conference seeks to take stock of that and reflect on some pertinent questions that arise from the Bible, from theology and from the world today.

What does it mean to ‘Lord it’ over people like ‘the rulers of Gentiles’? Who can tell you to do what you don’t want to do? What needs to change in our leadership model? James Hughes will be looking at what the Bible teaches us in this area.

Rob Munro will explore the biblical understanding of authority and headship in church leadership, how it informs our reformed theology of ministry, and how it credibly applies practically in the context of local Anglican churches.

In George Crowder's sessions we will look at leadership and authority in the church and the world, considering how we can learn from secular models and how we need to be distinctive. Clare Hendry and Ros Clarke will lead the seminar building on this theme, in particular considering men and women working together in leadership.

Lee Gatiss's Bible readings on  1 Timothy will refresh us and underpin our reflections on this important subject.

The distinctive of the FWS conference, is that we actually confer! That is, we foster a forum for debate, sharing ideas and encouraging one another in ministry. Each session is rooted in good teaching, but has substantial time for interaction, application and deepening our appreciation of it.

We are committed to reformed theology and its application to the whole of life, but are ready to encourage and help each other wrestle with its challenges. We are a genuine fellowship, with plenty of time given for spiritual encouragement and prayer, for cultivating friendships old and new, and for resting from the usual frantic pace of ministry.

We hope it will be a time of genuine spiritual and physical refreshment for both clergy and lay people.

The 2022 conference is from 31st January to 2nd February, at Cloverley Hall in Shropshire. More details are on the brochure that can be downloaded above.