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CMS conversations day – Thriving: Searching for sustainability in life, faith and pioneering

5 April 2022:10.00am - 4.00pm

Across our society we assume that growth is good, but is it always good, necessary and fruitful?

Might there be other ways of looking at growth?

The climate crisis is one of the clearest demonstrations of the way an assumption of growth has been hugely problematic.

What if instead of aiming purely for growth we looked for sustainability? What might it look like to frame mission as sustainability rather than growth?

This year, our Conversations Day will focus on this theme, reflecting on thriving in sustainable ways.

Picking up themes such as sustainable economy, sustainable planet, sustainable church and sustainable pioneering the day will host a series of talks, workshops and conversation exploring the big picture and the day-to-day details.

The event will be hybrid, with a limited number of tickets available for venues in Oxford and Cumbria.

NB Onsite numbers are limited due to Covid. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Main speakers

Israel Olofinjana

Israel Oluwole Olofinjana

Director of One People Commission of the Evangelical Alliance. He is the founding director of Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World

Alison Webster

Alison Webster

Writer, educator and facilitator, focusing on themes of spirituality and social transformation

Janet Williams

Janet Williams

Vice-Principal, St Hild College and author of Seeking the God Beyond: A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Apophatic Spirituality

Workshop themes

  • Sustaining community spirituality
  • Sustaining beyond measure
  • Sustaining pioneering whenvthere’s no room at the table
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable pioneering
  • Sustainable pioneering with teenagers
  • Sacred sustainability
  • Sustaining personal spirituality

Attend online or in person

If you are coming in person, please bring your own lunch (due to on-going COVID uncertainty). Tea and coffee will be provided.

Oxford venue

There are 40 places available to attend in-person at CMS House, Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ.

Cumbria venue

There are 30 places available to attend in-person at The Resource Room, Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XR, hosted by the Northern Mission Centre.


There are plenty of spaces available to participate online. We’ll send you the zoom links once you have bought your ticket.


5 April 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
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