Doing good work is time-consuming and hard. Why do it? What is the eternal value of being a creative? What is the point of technical excellence? Does our work matter? For how long? Doesn’t it all get wiped away at The End anyway? What is The End? And how does knowing the answers to any of these questions actually help?
This year, the Co-Mission Media Forum (Blueprint), we will be thinking biblically, and then practically, about these questions. We are delighted to welcome Ellis Potter who is flying in from Basel especially to be with us. Ellis is a former Buddhist monk who became a Christian under the influence and ministry of the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer. Now he is a Christian minister, counsellor and teacher. Find out more at http://www.martinweaver.net/Ellis/workers.htm
Ellis will be joined by Jim Paul, who works at L’Abri in Hampshire. Ellis and Jim have worked together before and this latest colloboration should be a real blessing to the conference.
There will be lots of time to listen to them teach and ask questions as well as discuss in industry-specific groups the practical outworkings of an eternal perspective to our work and creative calling. There will be other sessions and seminars in the afternoon – diverse and practical – or a chance to explore the main themes of the day further with our main speakers.
The Conference will, once again, be taking place at the Factory in Raynes Park on 13th February 2010. It is more expensive than last year (£15/£10) but still very reasonable for a whole day-long conference. The main reason for that is that we are inviting speakers who depend upon donations and fees for their ministry and it is only right that pay them correctly. Many of us know what it’s like to be asked again and again to perform for free! In order for this work, and conference, to be sustainable, it needs to be on a sound financial footing.
Pre-booking and pre-payment will be available soon. But please put it in your diaries and invite others. If you have any questions or concerns, please email tongacrocker at yahoo (.co.uk)
The Factory, 577 Kingston Road, Raynes Park, London SW20 8SA
9.30am-5.30pm 13th February 2010 – Tickets £15 (£10 for unwaged/student) includes lunch.