Mission at the heart of the church, the church at the heart of mission

International HR Forum

It is vitally important that we are prepared to take risks for the sake of mission. We need to be risk aware, not risk averse.

But what we are taught in our churches about risk - and how much we are affected by our western culture’s approach to risk - will perhaps have more of an effect on our mission partners and on us as organisations than we first realise.

How can we as HR practitioners develop a framework to help manage and mitigate risk within a risk-averse culture? What do we need to consider when creating (or reassessing) a security policy? And how can we ensure there is an appropriate match between the expectations of the mission partner and the organisation in the area of risk?  

This day event will seek to cover, amongst other things,

  • A Biblical grounding in theology of risk and theology of suffering
  • Making the connections between theology of risk and policies and practices.
  • Understanding why your organisation needs a safety and security policy
  • How to reassess and review your security policy, and how to ensure everyone ‘owns’ it
  • How to manage working in teams and different cross-cultural approaches to risk
  • How to balance UK legal liability and ‘duty of care’ with the limits of legislation and the place of common sense

Our speakers for the day are Emma Dipper and Jo Goldsmith.

Please note that we are anticipating a lot of interest in this particular event, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

If you have further questions please contact Laura Prime.

The cost is £20 to people from GC member agencies and churches. Cost for non GC members is £50. Refreshments and lunch are included in the price. Please complete the form below to book your place.

Cancellation Policy: 50% of the booking charge will be refunded if cancellation is made at least one month prior to the event. For cancellations of less than one month we would not normally expect a refund to be made.

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