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February 2017

[CANTERBURY] The Conversation

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
St Paul’s Church, Canterbury, Church Street, St Paul's
Canterbury, CT1 2NH United Kingdom
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£60

"The Conversation is coming – a gathering that will create space for cutting-edge, innovative, even risky conversations about children, young people and the church. The Conversation will bring together people who are open to change; to reimagine God’s good news for this generation, who want children and young people to come into a life-enhancing, transforming and life-long encounter with Christ." The event is being organised by specialists on children from Anglican, Methodist and URC churches. I have been asked to speak on "Encountering God in the…

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March 2017

[CREWE] Social Media for Ministry

March 4 @ 11:00 am

Designed to introduce a group of ordinands to the potentials and the pitfalls of social media in ministry. Slidedeck here.

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[EDINBURGH] Religions Consuming Surveillance: Workshop Two

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - March 22 @ 2:00 pm
Edinburgh, + Google Map

I have been asked to present at Religions Consuming Surveillance: Workshop Two, to be held in Edinburgh in March. My teaching load means I can't attend all of it, but am looking forward to presenting on self-surveillance and social media, especially as it relates to Christian identity.

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[LONDON] Mission in a Virtual World

March 27 @ 11:05 am - 12:35 pm
London, + Google Map

Mission in a Virtual World in a new session provided for The Salvation Army, designed in 90 minutes to look at "navigating some of the opportunities and challenges in mission using the developing technologies that are around us", alongside some practical tips! This event is part of a pre-arranged course, and not open to the public.

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May 2017

[ONLINE] TLC Webinar with @MMU_CeLT

May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online TLC,
Free

In September 2015 I was new to Manchester Metropolitan University, and was given unit leadership of a unit 'The Big Agency' - there was some good stuff in this unit, but it definitely required some 'TLC', and re-working. Around the time of this one-hour (informal) webinar the unit will have neared completion of its first run through, and so will be the subject of discussion. Visit 'The Big Agency' website, and see #BigAg16 Tweets - and see information on the…

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[MANCHESTER] Working with opportunities and risks for CSE in a digital age

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS United Kingdom
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£495

“If we want to achieve a safer system to protect children, we must create the environment in which better skilled practitioners can practise and get on with the work of protecting children.” (Wood Report: Review of the role and functions of Local Safeguarding Children Boards, 2016) The recommendations stressed in the 2016 Wood report pave the way for a fundamental reform of the system for protecting and safeguarding children. A new, more effective statutory framework sets out strategic multi-agency arrangements…

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[LONDON] Catholic Communication

May 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Holy Apostles Church, SW1V 4NE + Google Map

Communication is a vital part of all our work as religious. But are we aware that the way we communicate our message will decide who we dialogue with? Different generations use different methods of communication and listen to different styles. This conference will consider generational issues in communication strategy. We have to learn how to communicate clearly and distinctively what we want to communicate; otherwise our message will lose its impact. Do we understand the impact of the images and…

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[MANCHESTER] Raising Children in a Digital Age, Cavendish School

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cavendish Community Primary School, M20 1JG + Google Map

Introducing parents to 'Raising Children in a Digital Age', after one of the parents came to a previous one of my talks.

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June 2017

[CHELMSFORD] Youthwork Forum

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chelmsford Diocesan Offices, 53, New Street
Chelmsford, CM11AT
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Free

I've been invited to speak as part of a series of events designed for youth workers in Chelmsford Diocese, exploring specific issues that will help them in the way they work with young people. We will be looking at e-Safety, how workers can look after/safeguard themselves online, but also how they can help young people explore their choices online.

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[DERBYSHIRE] URC Synod

June 20 @ 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick
Alfreton, DE55 1AU United Kingdom
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I have been invited to speak at the URC Ministers Conference in Derbyshire on the following topics: 11.30 – 12.45           Session 2 - Intro to Social Media (Bex Lewis)   4.30 – 6.00 pm       Session 3 - Social Media & the Church (Bex Lewis) This is part of a longer conference.

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