An Open Invitation | Launch Event | Uniting > NEXT

An Open Invitation | Launch Event | Uniting > NEXT

Come and celebrate Learning from Innovation on Saturday 28 July 2018, a special launch event.

Learning from Innovation

Join Lynne Taylor and Naomi Nash on the evening of Saturday 28 July for the launch of Uniting >NEXT: Learning from Innovation.

Discover what we’re learning about developing a healthy culture of innovation; with an excellent series of new digital and hands-on resources for congregation and presbytery gatherings.

This project has engaged with many practitioners and participants in UCA pioneering projects across the NSW/ACT Synod with the intention of surfacing learning and insights. We have produced a series of resources as a result of this listening, to inspire hope-filled conversation around innovation, pioneering and church planting.

The evening will include:

  1. Canapés and drinks.
  2. A presentation on the Culture of Innovation, led by Lynne Taylor.
  3. An opportunity to engage with the outcomes of the Research project and take a look at the new resources – a FREE copy of the report is included!
  4. An opportunity to network and reflect on your own pioneering/innovation practice and how you are enabling others in this space.

Join the conversation. We’d love to see you there!

WHO | Everyone is welcome, at no cost, but RSVP essential
WHAT | Launch of Uniting >NEXT: Learning from Innovation
WHEN | Sat 28 July, 7.30 – 9pm
WHERE | The Collaroy  Centre, 22 Homestead Avenue, Collaroy

Lynne Taylor
> Dr Lynne Taylor is Jack Somerville Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at Otago University, Dunedin, NZ; and Co-leader of Student Soul (a tertiary student congregation). She teaches in the areas of contemporary Christian witness, chaplaincy and pastoral care. Her research interests include faith formation; spirituality and wellbeing; and congregational innovation, mission and ministry. Lynne is married to Steve, and they have two daughters. She enjoys coffee, creativity, the beach and sunrises.

Naomi Nash
> Naomi is the CEO and lead consultant with New River Leadership. She has worked with social welfare agencies, schools, executives and individuals to explore leadership and cultural change. In 2017 she co-authored “Rethinking Leadership: Building capacity for positive change.” She has a particular interest in innovation and entrepreneurship and is a mentor for University of Sydney Students in the ‘Genesis’ Startup Program.