The Diocese was pleased to extend an invitation to leaders from other denominations who's contributions enriched the day.
The conference, entitled 'Engaging with Churchless Charlie' explored the growing phenomenon of Christians choosing to practice their faith outside of traditional church structures.
The day was led by missiologist, Stephen Aisthorpe who has researched this subject extensively and published his findings in a book 'The Invisible Church'.
Mission and Ministry team leader, Matt Barnes, commented on the day saying: "Good missional leadership is vital to the health of the church, it was so encouraging to see such a large number of colleagues gather to share experience and learn from one another.
"Stephen's contributions during day were enormously stimulating and challenging with some surprisingly encouraging insights into what on the face of it may have seen a challenge to the established church".
The next symposium is been planned for the autumn and is open to all involved in local church leadership in whatever capacity. If you'd like to be kept informed about this event then do contact Marietta Forman (Marietta.Forman@derby.anglican.org) in the M&M team.