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Church Planting—A Conversation with Bishop Ric Thorpe

July 20, 2018

Uniting Leaders and Generate 2021, in association with Alpha Australia, invite you to join us for a one-day conversation about church planting with Bishop Ric Thorpe. Bishop Ric, a church planter himself, leads the Church of England’s innovative and ambitious church planting strategy, and has a wealth of experience to share as both a practitioner and strategist.

About the Day

The program of the Adelaide and Gold Coast events will be identical. Each day will be a curated conversation where in each session Ric will make a presentation followed by ample opportunity for questions and conversations.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

• The Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) church planting story
• Developing an evangelistic (and church planting) culture within a denomination
• Key elements for successful church planting
• Models of church planting
• The Leadership Pipeline: Raising and developing leaders for church planting

(Registration includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas and all materials)

Who is the conversation for?

The conversation is for church planters and their teams, denominational leaders and strategists, tose exploring church planting and all those interested in seeing the gospel advanced.


Session One: 9.30 am–10.30 am
Session Two: 11 am–12 noon
Session Three: 1 pm–2 pm
Session Four: 2.30 pm–4 pm

About Bishop Ric Thorpe

As the Church of England Bishop of Islington, Ric is responsible for the London Diocese’s goal of creating 100 New Worshipping Communities by 2020 and is also working nationally to support Dioceses to plant new churches. Before being appointed to Islington, Bishop Ric was the Bishop of London’s Adviser for Church Planting, the Rector of St Paul’s Shadwell and a member of the pastoral team at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB). Ric has been personally involved in five church plants. He also contributes to the School of Church Growth in association with the staff of St Mellitus theological college, both in London and at its hub in Liverpool. Ric is married to Louie and they have three children.

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