I know we’re running late with this – there have been a number of things to work out that have made it take a little longer than expected… It’s going to be a fabulous trip, hope you can come…
The 2011 Oxygen Tour
The tour, as normal, begins and ends in London. We start by attending Greenbelt Festival, then participants will choose between two alternative tours.
Tour Option 1 – Contextual expressions of church
[August 24 – September 5]
Led by Kathy Jacka
This group will explore possibilities for developing new forms of church. We’ll engage in conversations with communities involved in developing ‘Fresh Expressions’ of church in the UK; consider the underlying theology and principles of post-church or emerging church communities; explore connections between the church and social space; and talk together about how we can engage our learnings in our own contexts. We’ll also spend time simply being inspired. [The timing of this tour allows for people to connect with the Fresh Expressions training course in Cambridge]
Tour Option 2 – Curation and transformation
[August 24 – September 8]
Led by Cheryl Lawrie
This group will spend a week exploring how culture and spirituality can connect to create spaces and moments of transformation in public places. We’ll explore public spaces and exhibitions, with time set aside each day to reflect with theologians, artists and people who might provoke our thinking and imaginations. In turn, we’ll reflect on how we might create such spaces in our own contexts. At the end of the trip we’ll spend a couple of days debriefing in the south of France. This tour will be of particular interest to those who are exploring spirituality and faith outside the church context, and for those who are looking for inspiration and ideas on the way.
Download the pdf for more information and to register: UK 2011 expression of interest