Friday 11 Feb, 2000
19:30, Henry Martyn Hall
International Food Evening
outreach event (put on by CGS),
participants welcome to come Fri evening to observe and participate. (Contact
us about accommodation if you need this)
Saturday 12 Feb, 2000
Andrew St. Baptist Church, upper Hall
coffee & registration
|10:30 Short talk: Bartow Wylie:
Envisioning on Post-grad & I-student
|11:00 Short Talk: Ard Louis:
of post-grad & I-student ministry followed by an interactive
discussion of models of ministry by participants
We hope for plenty of input from participants
from around the UK here!
|13:15 lunch + walk around Cambridge
including a visit to
Kings College Chapel
|15:00 Workshops & Brainstorming Sessions
[a choice of]:
A) Ways to start a group at University
(This will be a practical session facilitated by Ard, who has helped start
a few such groups
the past. )
How would I (or better "we") go about starting an outreach to the postgrads at my/our university?
- How does the difference in context between one university and another
- How should I relate to the undergrad CU, or to the local church I belong
B) Prioritizing and Balancing our Aims A Christian post-grad group might hope to achieve various things:
Faced with limited time and resources, where should we spend our energies?
example, if we invite a speaker on "Science and Christianity", should we
to speak on "Why Science Points Us to God?", or on "How Can a Christian Best
Face the Challenges of Science?"? Or is this maybe
a false dichotomy? (Facilitated by Bartow.)
- Evangelism and Christian Service to our post-grad "neighbours"
- Fostering a sense of community within the group
- Learning to integrate our academic studies and our faith ...
|16:15 Feedback from Workshops
|16:45 Issues Faced by Postgrads
A discussion of the key issues faced by Christian
post-grads, like time-management,
Church and CU relations, promoting Christians in Science and Christians
in Art etc....
|17:30 Recap and outline of position
After a brief re-cap of the day, we hope to come up with a rough outline
of an orientation paper on "Ministry to Post-Grads in the UK".
We can define different areas we want to cover, and then delegate individuals or working groups the task of writing these up over the next few months.
|19:00 dinner + further discussion & brainstorming