Packed with practical tips and insights on how to stay mobilised in urban mission, our TED style toolkit talks cover a wide range of topics including race, environment, mental health and creativity and are here to equip and empower us all.
Healthy rhythms for ministry and mission – Shermara Fletcher
Shermara is the Principal Officer for Pentecostal, Charismatic and Multicultural relations at Churches Together in England.
In this session she shares personal experience and biblical wisdom about how to cultivate healthy rhythms for ministry and mission, how to raise up unlikely leaders and how to work together with others to impact and transform communities.
Lessons from an Urban Church Planter – Dai Hankey
Dai is a husband, dad, preacher, church planter, author, abolitionist, coffee roaster and Welshman.
In this session he shares authentic stories and deep wisdom from his church planting experience in inner city Cardiff. He explores the calling to mission, some of the joys and challenges he has faced, and what has sustained him and his family to keep going.
Mobilising Hope: Reflections from Cape Town, SA – Mkhululi Letsatsi
Mkhululi Letatsi coordinates the Message Nyanga hub in South Africa where he facilitates various programmes designed to impact the local community.
Nyanga, Cape Town, carries the reputation of the murder capital of South Africa. In this session Mkhululi shares some of his personal story and the reasons that he has hope even in the most divided of communities.
Raising up local leaders – Rob McGibbon
Rob McGibbon is an Urban Evangelist in the Blackburn Diocese and co-leads a programme called M:Power, designed to train up leaders from urban communities to reach their neighbours and build church.
In this session he shares Biblical teaching, stories and asks some challenging questions about how we can shift our ideas around leadership and proactively seek out and equip those with leadership potential in our communities.
Community, creativity and connection – Lynda Sterling
Lynda Sterling is a socially engaged visual artist based in Old Trafford, Manchester. In this session she reflects on her creative journey throughout the Covid pandemic and challenges us to look for Jesus in unexpected places and to use our creative gifts to connect our faith in God with those in our communities.
Climate and community – Ruth Valerio
Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director at Tearfund. An environmentalist, theologian and social activist.
In this session she powerfully reminds us that the negative effects of climate change are hitting our poorest communities the hardest. She challenges us to re-think our engagement with environmental care in order to reverse this trend, and see our communities restored.
Health for the mind, body and soul – Rob Waller
Dr Rob Waller is a Consultant Psychiatrist based in Scotland and part of the Mind and Soul foundation.
In this session he gives keys to help educate, equip and encourage us to face up to the challenges to mental health in our communities and in ourselves.