All sorts of people fall out of, or fall out with the church. Their journey is often transformative and life-changing but totally overlooked by mission theologies. Using the motif of “coming out”, this session will be an exploration of how transformation happens, how the Bible demonstrates this process and how those “on the edge” form prophetic communities to whom the church is impelled to listen if it really wants to change.
Barbara Glasson is a Methodist minister working at Touchstone, an interfaith community project in Bradford. She is also the founder of Somewhere Else – the “bread church” – in Liverpool. Also a writer, her most recent book is The Exuberant Church.