CHANGING GEARS IN A CHANGING WORLD? NAVIGATING CHANGE FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
We all face many changes throughout our lives. We change; our environment changes; new challenges appear and old values are challenged. The first letter of Peter teaches some important principles about how to navigate change Christianly - where we need flexibility and where we must stand firm. As we examine its teaching we shall find ourselves strengthened and stimulated by its radically different perspective.
This conference is for senior clinicians who are retired or approaching retirement in the next 5 years; and also for senior clinicians thinking of stepping down in some way in their current roles.
David Jackman has been married to Heather for 49 years and they have two married children and four grandchildren. After graduating from Cambridge, David served for six years as universities secretary for the UCCF (then IVF). Theological studies at Trinity College, Bristol, preceded his appointment to Above Bar Church, Southampton, where he ministered for 15 years. In 1991, he became the founder director of the Cornhill Training Course, a ministry of the Proclamation Trust, of which he was later president. In retirement, he continues to preach, produce training materials, write books and conduct preaching workshops in the UK and overseas.
Monday 18 November
16:00 onwards Registration & coffee
20:00 WELCOME & BIBLE READING 1
Tuesday 19 November
Wednesday 20 November
07:45 onwards Breakfast
08:00 Prayer meeting
09:30 BIBLE READING 2
11:30 SEMINAR SESSION 1
13:00 Lunch (followed by free time)
15:30 Afternoon tea
16:30 SEMINAR SESSION 2
20:00 CMF SESSION
07:45 onwards Breakfast
08:00 Prayer meeting
09:15 PLENARY SESSION
11:30 BIBLE READING 3 & COMMUNION
1. Burning brightly or flicking out
Let's discuss together how we can use our influence, experience and resources to share the good news of Jesus with others. Open hands, hearts, minds, lives, homes, families, diaries.
Stephanie Moss is CMF Associate Staffworker for Workplace Evangelism and a GP in Birmingham.
2. The most productive decade of your life?
People speak of the later years of life being the culmination of the accumulated wisdom, training and gifts discovered over years. Indeed, your 60s (closely followed by the 50s) are supposed to be your most productive decade! But what does this look like when you’re considering cutting back or stopping work? What specific doors are open to you as a Christian with your medical training? Come to hear of opportunities and share what’s on your heart with others.
John Greenall is CMF National Field Director and a paediatrician in Bedfordshire.
3. Doing what only you can do
Gone are the days when global mission meant going long term early in your career. Now opportunities abound to travel short (and long) term in the later years of life. How can you get involved? What experiences might you share with others? How might you encourage the next generation to keep global mission at the forefront of their hearts and minds?
Fi McLachlan is Head of CMF Global. Fi has a background in social work, management in the social care and health sector, and has served in mission with Interserve.
4. Being Salt and Light in the Public Square
Senior clinicians have many opportunities to use their experience to influence public policy, especially when reducing clinical sessions or approaching retirement. College and BMA committees, supporting and training younger members, media input and CMF volunteering are some ideas that we will discuss.
Mark Pickering is Chief Executive of CMF and a prison GP. Originally from Yorkshire, he lives in London with his wife Rachael, who is also a prison GP both in the UK and overseas.
5. The Past is the Gateway to the Future, not the Obstacle
Many people look forward to retirement and change of pace in later life. For some of us things are more complex. Failure, unfulfilled dreams and disappointments cast a shadow over the future. In this seminar we will be exploring how we interpret our past in the light of God’s word to discover His plans for renewed fruitfulness.
Brian Hopkins, who has been an inner-city GP in Sheffield for years, is now in a new phase, working part-time with renewed energy and passion for CMF, PRIME and deepening friendships.
6. Receiving and Giving Good Pastoral Care
What does good pastoral care look like? What are the truly Christian distinctives and do they matter? What pastoral needs do we have at the end of our careers and how are they best met? What can I do to help others and give them the benefit of life experience? In this seminar we will be exploring these questions and looking at how good pastoral care can work to restore, refresh and enable us all to serve Christ better.
Steve Sturman is Associate Head of Graduate Ministries at CMF and also a Consultant Neurologist specialising in Neurorehabilitation. He is involved in local church pastoral ministry and is presently transitioning into the ‘third age’.
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