The second part of a webinar on “Living the Biblical Vision of a Multi-Voiced Church” will be offered Jan. 29 as a collaborative resource from Church of the Brethren Congregational Life Ministries and the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.
The webinar is offered online on Jan. 29 at 12 noon-1:30 p.m. (Pacific time) or 3-4:30 p.m. (eastern time). There is no pre-registration and no fee required to attend the online event. Participants may earn .15 continuing education units for attending the live sessions.
“The New Testament indicates that the early churches were multi-voiced, participative, and expected that the Holy Spirit would speak through all the members of the community,” said an announcement of the webinar. “First-generation renewal movements (such as the Anabaptists) have typically been multi-voiced as well, recovering this New Testament characteristic. But institutionalization has persistently reduced such diversity of participation and resulted in many aspects of church life becoming mono-voiced or restricted to only a few voices. The webinars will survey mono-voiced and multi-voiced expressions of church. Murray Williams will offer insights and engage participants in a discussion on the biblical and missional basis advocating for a multi-voiced church, and exploring practical ways of developing multi-voiced communities today.”
The presenter is Stuart Murray Williams, founder of Urban Expression, a pioneering church planting agency with teams in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and the US. Regarded as one of the world’s leading advocates for contemporary forms of Anabaptism, he is a scholar, trainer, mentor, writer, strategist, and consultant with particular interest in urban mission, church planting, and emerging forms of church. He holds a doctorate in Anabaptist hermeneutics and is an associate lecturer at the Baptist College in Bristol. His books on church planting, urban mission, and the contribution of the Anabaptist tradition to contemporary missiology include “The Power of All” and “The Naked Anabaptist.”
For more information about the webinar contact Stan Dueck at 800-323-8039 ext. 343 or firstname.lastname@example.org .