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Leadership in the Liminal*

*Liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning “a threshold”) is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation in the space occupied between one thing and another

In a rapidly changing world, and in a church trying desperately to discover what the ‘new normal’ might be, the liminal experience is very real. Do our inherited models of leadership work in such a context? Is a new approach required?

fx is pleased to be hosting a hybrid gathering of congregation leaders, church planters and pioneers from across the missional landscape, and we’re delighted to be welcoming four high-quality contributors to guide us in our conversations.

Programme Wed 29th March

11:00 - Registration & Coffee

11:30 - Welcome

11:45 - Session one - Alan and Roy will be leading a session on 'Where we find ourselves - an exploration of where are we?' Including input from the front and time in breakout groups.

13:00 - Lunch

13:45 - Welcome back

13:50 - Session 2 - Alan and Roy will be leading a session on 'Leadership in a new era and practices of life'. Including input from the front and time in breakout groups.

15:10 - GodSend Lanuch

15:20 - Break

15:50 - Session 3 - Alan and Roy will be leading a session on 'Leadership in a new era and practices of life'. Including input from the front and time in breakout groups.

17:15 - Close

17:30 - Free time

18:30 - Dinner

19:30 - Eve Session - Our final session with Alan and Roy includes some Q&A. Questions will be asked via LineUpr.

Programme Thurs 30th March

8:00 - Breakfast

9:30 - Welcome

9:50 - Session One - Leading Self with Kate Coleman

11:00 - Coffee break

11:30 - Session Two: Hospitable Leadership with Cham Kaur-Mann

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Session Three: Leading Glocally with Kate Coleman

15:20 - Close

15:30 - End & Coffee


Rev. Dr. Kate Coleman

Leadership development and mentoring

Kate is the founding director of Next Leadership. She has 35 years of leadership experience in the church, charity, voluntary, and business sectors, and is a mentor and coach to leaders from diverse sectors, backgrounds, and communities.

Rev. Cham Kaur-Mann

Professional Mentor, Coach & Speaker

Cham has over 25 years leadership experience in the church, charity and voluntary sectors. She mentors and supports leaders from a variety of sectors, backgrounds and communities and is the first (and currently only) Asian woman minister within the Baptist Union of Great Britain

Revd Roy Searle

Free Church Tutor at Cramnmer Hall

Roy has extensive experience of pioneering in urban, suburban and rural contexts. He is one of the founders of the Northumbria Community. He writes, mentors and advises leaders, churches, missional communities and charities all of whom are wrestling with the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world.

Alan Roxburgh

Author & Pastor

Alan is a pastor, teacher, writer and consultant with more than 30 years experience in church leadership, consulting and seminary education.

Timings & Location

Date & time:

These details are approximate based on previous events.

From 11am on Weds March 29th until 4pm on Thurs March 30th.


The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AU www.cct.org.uk/the-hayes/



Be with us in the room
  • Limited spaces


Be with us on Zoom
£ 55
  • Unlimited spaces

The Marketplace

This year we’re intorducing the opprtunity for organisations andindividuals to have a stand at the gathering. 

More information

The cost for a marketplace stand is £50. Please note to have a stand at the gathering you will also need to purchase an onsite delegate place.

To register your place and stand please visit: https://fxmar23.eventbrite.co.uk

If you add the following code to the promo code box ,the option to add a marketplace stand will appear: MP2023

For your marketplace stand you will receive a trestle table and two chairs. We should be able to provide electricity for the stand if needed, but you will need to bring your own extension cables to run the power to your table from a wall socket. There will be adequate space for you to have roll up banners etc, around your table too.

You are welcome onsite from 10am on March 29th to set up your stand, and we ask that you do not pack your stand down until the event has finished on March 30th. A programme for the event can be found on the event app- a link for which you will receive in the run up to the event.

As we are a fully hybrid event, we would like to be able to share information about your organisation with our online delegates too. Please could you send an overview and photo for us to add to our event app, and also any websites/links/ways for those onsite to connect with you too. Please could you send this to us by February 27th. If you are selling any items onsite at a special price, we ask that you consider honouring this cost with those attending online where possible too.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Suzie (suzie.wall@freshexpressions.org.uk)


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