Faithful Improvisation: Theological Reflection on Church Leadership

faithfulimprovisionJoin Sarum College Bookshop on Tuesday 11 October from 5pm for the launch of Faithful Improvisation, co-edited by Loveday Alexander.

The production of the Green Report generated considerable debate in the Church of England about the applicability of practices from the business world to the development of leaders in the church. Amid the noise of those debates, the measured report of the Faith and Order Commission (FAOC), Senior Church Leadership: A Resource for Reflection, was widely welcomed for the depth of its biblical and theological perspective.

Faithful Improvisation includes the full text of the FAOC report, together with a series of accompanying essays. Their authors include Mike Higton, a member of the Commission, Rachel Treweek, the Bishop of Gloucester, and Tim Harle, Coordinator of Sarum’s Centre for Leadership Learning.

Loveday Alexander is a member of FAOC. She is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield and Canon Theologian of Chester Cathedral. She led a well- received Biblical Study Break on Luke at Sarum College last year.

This book launch offers an important opportunity to hear from an authoritative figure in current debates about church leadership. Don’t miss her talk, “Take me to your leader — Biblical Patterns of Leadership”.

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