Crucible - Creating Church on the Margins

Christians in Britain (and across western culture) are facing profound challenges and fresh opportunities. The long era of Christendom is coming to an end. We now live in a plural society, with multiple religious options alongside secular assumptions, in which Christianity has largely lost its position of dominance and privilege. Although we seem to be declining in numbers and influence, this new environment offers many new possibilities – if we have the courage and imagination to grasp them.

Crucible is a new training programme for Christians with courage and imagination. It assumes:

  • We live in a mission context and need to think like missionaries.
  • We need to think creatively about church in diverse and changing cultures.
  • We serve the God who constantly does new things on the margins.
    - on the margins of society among the poor and disenfranchised
    - at the margins of culture, where creative thinking explores new possibilities
    - within the margins of the familiar, those spaces all around us neglected or ignored but full of potential

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