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Association of Christian Teachers AGM.

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Education Conference and ACT AGM Saturday 24th November.

“Identity, Sexuality and the Gospel: A better story for our schools”

 

A day conference for all Christians involved and interested in Education

 

 

Aim of the conference:  To provide a collegial forum for Christians involved in education (Heads, Teachers, TAs, Governors, parents and others) to develop a view of education which is authentically Christian and to be equipped to face the social and political challenges in the UK today., especially as they affect views on identity, sexuality, marriage and the family.

 

Date:  Saturday 24 November 2018

 

Venue:  St. Ebbe’s Church, Oxford (central Oxford: easily reached from Oxford Station or Park & Ride buses)

 

Cost: Delegates are asked to contribute £10 towards the costs of the conference.

 

Principal speakers: Dr. Stanton Jones, Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, Illinois, USA; Rev. Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St. Ebbe’s; Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester. We shall also be hearing from a variety of politicians and seminar leaders. 

Dr. Stanton Jones writes that he hopes to cover the following topics during the course of the day:

  • Understand the “spirit of the times” that is eroding the traditional stance of Christians globally on sexuality and sexual ethics;
  • Strengthen the ability to articulate persuasively and positively a Christian understanding of sexuality that is comprehensive and compelling;
  • Deepen your appreciation for the contributions to and limitations of science in enhancing our understandings of persons and their sexuality
  • Understand a model of character development that will foster effective teacher-student-parent collaboration and communication and set a redemptive context for effective child discipline;
  • Cast a vision for family, school and church collaboration in enhancing the internalization of Christian morality by our students

 

 

Programme for the day:

 

 9.45 -   Coffee and register

10:00 – Introduction – Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

10:20 – Devotional – Rev. Vaughan Roberts

10:50 – Introducing Dr. Stanton Jones

11:00 – Keynote Address: Stanton Jones

12:00 – Q & A

12:30 – Lunch

13:15 – Seminar Options – moving to rooms

13:30 – Seminars

14:30 – Politician 1

14:45 – Politician 2

15:00 – Politician 3

15:15 – Panel Discussion (Q & A) with all speakers

15:45 – Round-Up – Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

16:00 – Finish  

 

Seminar Topics will be announced shortly, as will the names of the Politicians attending. One seminar will be led by Dr. Stanton Jones, developing the ideas he will have set out in his main talk. Another seminar will be led by Guy Hordern and Ron Skelton on Religious Education and Collective Worship. A third seminar will deal with legal issues which affect Christian teachers in schools.

 

Refreshments and lunch: we suggest that people bring their own lunch: tea and coffee will be provided. 

 

All are most welcome: How to Register -

Please send an email saying who will be coming to Hugh Bradby tisca@btinternet.com

If you wish to send your £10 now, cheques may be made out to TISCA and mailed to Box 4462, Leamington Spa CV31 9EG. Otherwise please pay on the door.

Alternatively, you may book for the conference on Eventbritehere:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/identity-sexuality-and-the-gospel-a-better-story-for-our-schools-tickets-49738855255?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Leeds Christians in Education events.

I’m just letting you know about our Leeds Christians in Education events coming up at the Leeds Church Institute that I thought you might be interested in and could share, if appropriate.

 

Leeds Christians in Education is a series of meetings and podcasts aimed at supporting Christians in the world of education. We will be looking at current issues in education and how we respond as Christians.

 

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th November, 6.30pm at the Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street, LS1 6DG and we will be looking at pressure to achieve.

 

There will also be meetings on Tuesday 12th February and Tuesday 18th June.

 

Together we will

 

  • Celebrate education in Leeds
  • Grow in awareness of the challenges and issues, and current educational responses in Leeds
  • Spend some time in prayer with words, photos, drawing, and silence
  • Develop connections between Christians who are situated in the same schools, colleges, and Universities.
  • Support those who are involved in making decisions that affect children, young people, students, and all those who are themselves, educators.

 

There will also be podcasts before and after each meeting on the following dates.

 

Saturday 10th November

Saturday 23rd November

Saturday 9th February

Saturday 22nd February

Saturday 15th June

Saturday 28th June

 

You can subscribe to the LCI podcast in itunes, stitcher or by searching for LCI podcast in all good podcast apps.

 

 

Lawrence Cockrill

Media and Events Coordinator

Leeds Church Institute

0113 391 7928

LCILeeds.org

 


Education Conference and ACT AGM Saturday 24th November.

“Identity, Sexuality and the Gospel: A better story for our schools”

 

A day conference for all Christians involved and interested in Education

 

 

Aim of the conference:  To provide a collegial forum for Christians involved in education (Heads, Teachers, TAs, Governors, parents and others) to develop a view of education which is authentically Christian and to be equipped to face the social and political challenges in the UK today., especially as they affect views on identity, sexuality, marriage and the family.

 

Date:  Saturday 24 November 2018

 

Venue:  St. Ebbe’s Church, Oxford (central Oxford: easily reached from Oxford Station or Park & Ride buses)

 

Cost: Delegates are asked to contribute £10 towards the costs of the conference.

 

Principal speakers: Dr. Stanton Jones, Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, Illinois, USA; Rev. Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St. Ebbe’s; Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester. We shall also be hearing from a variety of politicians and seminar leaders. 

Dr. Stanton Jones writes that he hopes to cover the following topics during the course of the day:

  • Understand the “spirit of the times” that is eroding the traditional stance of Christians globally on sexuality and sexual ethics;
  • Strengthen the ability to articulate persuasively and positively a Christian understanding of sexuality that is comprehensive and compelling;
  • Deepen your appreciation for the contributions to and limitations of science in enhancing our understandings of persons and their sexuality
  • Understand a model of character development that will foster effective teacher-student-parent collaboration and communication and set a redemptive context for effective child discipline;
  • Cast a vision for family, school and church collaboration in enhancing the internalization of Christian morality by our students

 

 

Programme for the day:

 

 9.45 -   Coffee and register

10:00 – Introduction – Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

10:20 – Devotional – Rev. Vaughan Roberts

10:50 – Introducing Dr. Stanton Jones

11:00 – Keynote Address: Stanton Jones

12:00 – Q & A

12:30 – Lunch

13:15 – Seminar Options – moving to rooms

13:30 – Seminars

14:30 – Politician 1

14:45 – Politician 2

15:00 – Politician 3

15:15 – Panel Discussion (Q & A) with all speakers

15:45 – Round-Up – Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

16:00 – Finish  

 

Seminar Topics will be announced shortly, as will the names of the Politicians attending. One seminar will be led by Dr. Stanton Jones, developing the ideas he will have set out in his main talk. Another seminar will be led by Guy Hordern and Ron Skelton on Religious Education and Collective Worship. A third seminar will deal with legal issues which affect Christian teachers in schools.

 

Refreshments and lunch: we suggest that people bring their own lunch: tea and coffee will be provided. 

 

All are most welcome: How to Register -

Please send an email saying who will be coming to Hugh Bradby tisca@btinternet.com

If you wish to send your £10 now, cheques may be made out to TISCA and mailed to Box 4462, Leamington Spa CV31 9EG. Otherwise please pay on the door.

Alternatively, you may book for the conference on Eventbritehere:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/identity-sexuality-and-the-gospel-a-better-story-for-our-schools-tickets-49738855255?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 


Christians in Education - Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire event Saturday 29th September.

 

Christians in Education Hull & East Riding of Yorkshire

A M O R N I N G O F E N C O U R A G E M E N T , S U P P O R T A N D P R A Y E R F O R C H R I S T I A N T E A C H E R S , H E A D T E A C H E R S , G O V E R N O R S , P A R E N T S A N D A N Y O N E W I T H A N I N T E R E S T I N E D U C A T I O N

With input from John Denning, Education Officer with the Christian Institute. 9.30am - 1pm Saturday 29th September 2018 St. Mark’s Church, Anlaby Common, Hull Free Entry


NEU ATL Pre-Conference Christian Service.

NEU ATL Pre-Conference   Christian Service St Michael in the City Sunday 8th April 6.45   pm St Michael in the City is in the heart of   Liverpool, in the shadow of the Anglican Cathedral, with a small friendly   congregation who meet on a Sunday morning. The church building is a   functional replacement for the original, which was modelled on St Martin in   the Fields, but which sadly suffered comprehensive damage in the May 1941   blitz.

The church (at L1 5BD on Upper Pitt Street) is   a ten-minute walk from the Conference Centre and the hotels. There is a small   car park at the front of the church.

The service provides an opportunity to reflect   on the needs of Education and to pray specifically for the work of   Conference. Our service will start at 6.45 pm and will be led as usual by   Conference members and local members of the education service, with an   invited guest speaker. The NEU ATL Pre-Conference Service is an ecumenical   Christian service open to all who would like to attend, of any faith or none   and whether or not members of NEU and ATL.

Coaches to the Church will be provided from the   Conference Centre at 6.25 pm.

After the service, which will last about an   hour, coaches will return to all the hotels.


ACT AGM and Workshop Saturday October 14th.

 

ACT Workshop and AGM.

Saturday October 14th 12.45pm-4.00pm

Deritend Room, St Martin in the Bullring, Edgbaston Street,

BIRMINGHAM B5 5BB

You are all invited to the ACT Workshop and AGM please book your place by emailing:

acteachers@outlook.com

12.45 -1.15pm

Arrivals Coffee/Tea

1.15 – 1.45pm

Relationships and Sex Education

(Facts, Education or Perversion?)

1.45 – 2.30pm

Response Groups

2.30 – 3.00pm

AGM

‘The board seeks approval to reduce the minimum of Trustees to six’

(Articles of Association 28)

3.00 – 3.15pm

Coffee/Tea

3.15 – 4.00pm

Education Prayer Stations

4.00pm

Close and depart.


Prayer Spaces Day Conference.

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Church walk in London.

Church Walk in London

 

Wearing another of his hats, ACT Treasurer Geoff Coggins has been busy organising the 34th Unlock London Walk.  This year’s walk is in the Battersea/Clapham area, and one of the seven checkpoint churches is Holy Trinity, Clapham Common, with links to the “Clapham Sect”, William Wilberforce and the establishment of the Bible Society.  The whole walk is about seven miles, and participants will see seven very different churches with a range of ministries to their local communities.

 

Walkers (about 700 of them) are invited to start anywhere and go either way round the circuit, so that the participating churches see a steady stream of visitors throughout the day.  There is a (voluntary) quiz for walkers which focusses their attention on the history and communities of the areas they are passing through.

 

Unlock is a small Christian organisation which provides training and resources to churches and other groups to help them be more effective in ministering to their communities.  Recently a partnership with the Bible Society has been developed.  Nearly half of Unlock’s annual budget of £60,000 is raised through the London walk.

 

Although the main purpose behind the organisation of the walk is to raise funds for Unlock, just doing the walk is a great experience.  Anyone who is interested and able to join the walk is warmly invited, irrespective of sponsorship.  This year’s walk is on Saturday, 29th April.

 

You can find out more about the walk at:

 

http://www.unlock-urban.org.uk/support_walk.php

 

from where you will be able to download pdf copies of the walk map, brochure and quiz.  Checkpoints are open between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.

 

Just turn up; enjoy and be blessed!


ATL Service 6.30pm Sunday 9th April - all welcome.

Service for Teachers in Liverpool

 

The National Conference of ATL (The Association of Teachers and Lecturers) will be gathering in Liverpool again this year, and conference proceedings will be prefaced by a Christian service at 6.30 pm on Palm Sunday 9th April.  This occasion provides an opportunity for conference delegates to commit to God the work of the conference and themselves to His service in their work as teachers.

 

The service will be held in St James in the City church, where a good number of students, teachers and others connected with education are to be found in the regular congregation.  The speaker on this occasion is to be the Rt Rev Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool, the music will be led by the St James Worship Group, and various ATL members will lead other parts of the proceedings.

 

This service has been organised by Geoff Coggins, ACT Treasurer, and is open to anyone (particularly ACT members) who would like to attend.  You don’t have to be a member of ATL and you don’t have to be a teacher.

 

Full details can be found here: https://www.atl.org.uk/sites/www.atl.org.uk/files/2017-church-service-preferred.pdf 

 

Footnote

After three years of negotiations ATL and NUT members have voted overwhelmingly to form a new union together, the National Education Union. 

The rules of the NEU have been carefully formulated to incorporate what have been seen as the best features of each.  During a transitional period beginning in September the two unions will function in parallel, until the amalgamation takes full effect.  We hope that a Christian service will continue to be a feature at the start of Annual Conference.

 

GFC 31st March 2017


What are we teaching the children? Education Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

When:       Saturday, March 25
Time:        10.00am – 5.00pm
Where:      The Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW
 
Cost:           Earlybird Single ticket, booking till 6 February                   £25
                   Thereafter, Single ticket                                                          £35
                   Students and non –waged                                                      £15
                   Double Discount                                                                      £50 
 

Special offer for organisations, schools and churches:
buy ONE ticket and get two more accompanying persons FREE
 
Of Particular Interest to: 
Head teachers, Teachers, School Governors, Educationalists, Academics, Church leaders.  And of course parents.
 

Come to Voice for Justice UK’s important conference examining the ideological reframing of education, and find out why you should be worried.  Get the tools you need to help shape future policy and safeguard the nation’s young.

 
Topics covered will include:

  • What is education? 
  • What, how and why do we teach our young?
  • How has education evolved in different societies, and what are the implications for us today?
  • What is the role of the family in education?
  • How does current education policy fit with the basic human rights of freedom of conscience, belief, and speech?
  • How is education being subjected to ideological pressure?
  • Detailed analysis of the impact of SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) and so-called ‘inclusivity’ on children and young people.
  • CHIPS – education or indoctrination?
  • Should daily worship in schools be mandatory, optional … or abolished?


For more information and to register go to  http://www.vfjuk.org.uk/education-conference-2017/
 
 


 
  

Christians in Government Event.

Termly Christians in Government Event Mon 16 January, 5:30 – 8:30pm Emmanuel Centre, Westminster. You are warmly invited to CIG’s termly event for Christians passionate to seek God’s will and heart for our government, civil service, and nation. Kris Vallotton from Bethel Church will be joining us once again to give the keynote address and we will be partnering with Catch the Fire for an evening of worship and prayer to bless and encourage all who work for our government. This meeting will be hosted by Christians from the Department for Education. We invite any teachers, education experts as well as those with a heart for government to join us in prayer for education in our nation. Please invite your friends and colleagues. We are looking forward to an amazing and inspiring evening! Come at 5:30 to make new friends, with the main meeting starting at 6:30pm. Please share the invitation and sign up below!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/termly-service-for-government-and-nation-tickets-29908940446 https://www.facebook.com/events/255645054852898/


Conference exploring increasing confusion about sexuality at home, in schools and in society.

In partnership with the World Congress of Families and International Children's Rights Institute, Christian Concern is hosting The ‘New Normal’ Conference on Saturday, 12 November, Emmanuel Centre, London. It will equip delegates to engage with the increasing confusion about sexuality and gender at home, in schools and in society. 

What would you do if your daughter came home one day to tell you she is a boy or your son decides he’s gay? What about Stonewall’s claims to make schools ‘safe’ for all? These and other issues will be addressed and positive and pastoral responses explored.     

See https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-new-normal-responding-to-the-cultural-shift-tickets-26945911948 for more. 


 

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