LifeZone Feature No.1

Understanding the World Around You

Martin Charlesworth, the leader of Jubilee+will host this LifeZone seeking to take a closer look at some current hot topics in our society.

Over three sessions, this LifeZone is going to look at three subjects that are current in society and culture:

  • Modern slavery and human trafficking - the vital role of the church
  • A coming crisis? - preparing for increasing poverty in our communities
  • Care of creation and global warming - sideshow or central concern for the church?

Martin Charlesworth

Martin lives in Shrewsbury with his wife Jane and has three grown-up daughters. Prior to leading Jubilee+, Martin led Barnabas Community Church, Shrewsbury and helped develop its strong emphasis on social action and community engagement. He is still part of the Barnabas eldership team. He has co-authored two books with Natalie Williams, The Myth of the Undeserving Poor and A Church for the Poor.

Natalie Williams

Natalie grew up in a working-class family in the deprived but beautiful seaside town of Hasting. She was the first person in her family to go to university. After graduating, she worked as a journalist in London and Beijing. She encountered the wonderful mercy of God at 15 and has wrestled with Him ever since.

Natalie now works for King’s Church Hastings, where she oversees communications and social action, and for national charity Jubilee+heading up communications and policy. Natalie is co-author with Martin Charlesworth of The Myth of the Undeserving Poor (2014) and A Church for the Poor (2017). Natalie will be speaking on 'A Coming Crisis'.

David Westlake

David Westlake is CEO of International Justice Mission UK. IJM is the largest antislavery organisation in the world, working on the frontlines around the world to see an end slavery in our lifetime. David joined IJM in 2016, after having been in senior leadership with the relief and development charity Tearfund for many years. He is married to Minu and they have one teenage daughter.

 This LifeZone will look at how Christians can develop a biblical worldview on various hot topics which impact our society today. 

Martin Charlesworth Jubilee+ Team Leader & ChristCentral Training Director
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