SCUK England Day Conference 2024

North 3rd October – Leeds/Bradford area – TBC (10am – 4pm)
South 10th October – Reading FC – Select Car Leasing Stadium, Reading (10am – 4pm)

A Greater Connection

There has been a great deal of discussion about the use of social media within our society and how that has had damaging effects on the lives of so many who are often defined by their profiles or how thy are expected to behave. We have many examples of people doing harm to themselves because of the content that they read or because of what is said about them through social media channels. Many influencers and social media platforms try to convince us on how to view life, form relationships that are often unhealthy, or believe in many conspiracy theories. Within the world of sport this can be further amplified and exaggerated and often in the context of chaplaincy we are in conversations with people who are struggling with their own self-worth or confidence where social media has played a significant part.

This conference aims to explore this world with a better understanding of the social media channels being accessed by people we engage with each week. In addition it will help us to gain a better appreciation of the safeguarding risks as well as the influence social media can have on people’s lives.

As Christians we hold a greater connection, as suggested in I Samuel 16 v7, humans often look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. We are defined by God who loves us, shares his grace and forgiveness, and wants us to be the best we can be through such knowledge. How can we support those we serve, how can we use social media positively and what is a helpful theological reflection on this very modern phenomenon?

Registration will open soon

Conference Information

  • £55 early bird price by 31st July
  • After 31st July £65
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