Martin Robinson, British writer and speaker, will be speaking at a “Faith of the Unbeliever” Conference in Sydney, February 2006. The conference is being sponsored by Gospel Outreach Ministries, St Paul’s Anglican Church Chatswood and Stuart Robinson, the National Mission Facilitator – Anglican General Synod.
In this one day conference the Rev Dr Martin Robinson from the UK will help participants:
- Explore some of the key issues for doing mission in 21st century western society.
- Understand the faith/worldview of the average unbeliever
- Look at how small churches can be effective in reaching their communities with the Gospel.
- Explore sustainable church planting.
- Examine the emerging church movement and the creative ways that different Christians are doing church in order to connect with those they are seeking to reach.
Martin is the National Director of Together in Mission an interdenominational organization that works with UK denominations and churches in the areas of church planting, misssion, leadership development and the emerging church. He has a Doctorate in Theology (Mission) from Birmingham University. He has pastored and planted churches in the UK, was National Secretary for the Fellowship of Churches of Christ UK and has served as Director of Mission and Theology for the British and Foreign Bible Society UK.
Martin has written ten books on mission including, Planting Tomorrow’s Churches Today, Celebrating the Small Church, The Faith of Unbeliever, Sacred Places Pilgrim Paths, Rediscovering the Celts and Invading Secular Space.
I’ve read ‘Faith of the Unbeliever’ and highly recommend getting a copy and turning up for the conference. See my earlier post (December 5) on Martin Robinson’s lecture on the myth of revival. I imagine there will be other opportunities to meet up with Martin while he’s here in Australia.
Date and Venue
Wednesday 8th February 2006
St Pauls Anglican Church Chatswood
Cnr Fullers Rd & View St, Chatswood, Sydney
(Walking distance from Chatswood Station)
9:00 Registration & Refreshments
9:30 Welcome & Bible Reading
9:45 Martin Robinson – Reaching the Secular Mind
11:00 Morning Tea
11:15 Martin Robinson – Effective Small Churches
1:15 Martin Robinson – Sustainable Church Planting
2:30 Afternoon Tea
2:45 Martin Robinson – The Emerging Church
3:50 Feedback and Wrap Up