Mike Hill leads a webinar on Staying True: Leading into a Shifting Culture

Helping Leaders Address A Cultural Challenge

This webinar will help you understand and address the culture so you can lead more effectively.

As Christians and churches throughout the UK, we want to make our leadership count and have a transformative influence on our communities. The local church is shining a light and making an impact around the nation, especially in this time of crisis. Yet, even before COVID-19 forced itself on our attention, a cultural change has been gathering pace and escalating in its viral effect on the Christian faith. Starkly put, the shift of culture in the UK is away from Christian faith. If it remains uncontended, the light of the UK church could be all but extinguished in decades to come. 

Our influence matters:

  • We need courage – we cannot avoid the issue hoping that it will resolve itself in the process of time
  • We need focus – we cannot allow more immediate, local challenges distract us from what we must do
  • We need clarity – we cannot remain confused by the complexities of the changes as they undermine our Christian foundations
5 Critical Thoughts on the Challenge and What We Need to Do

All ministry takes place in a context. Our understanding of the world impacts how we relate to it–if we don’t have a good read on the culture, it’s likely that our mission strategy will miss its stated aim. As a result, we will feel increasingly alienated and out of touch–in a foreign land. 

In this session, Mike Hill will work through the challenges and look at how to contend for the faith in a way that doesn’t alienate but leads to healthy and holistic growth.

Specifically, in an interview format, Mike will explore 5 critical thoughts on cultural awareness and influence:

  1. The good and bad aspects of our recent cultural heritage
  2. The most serious threat to Christianity in the UK today
  3. Why Christian leaders must now engage and commit to influencing the culture for good
  4. What courageous leadership does and doesn’t look like for Christians and churches in this time
  5. With leadership development now on churches’ agendas, another important area remains unaddressed

Prepare your questions for the Q&A discussion with Mike, hosted by GLN UKI Chairman, Roger Fairhead. Get ready to be equipped and inspired in your leadership.

Time & Date

Noon–1pm, 3 June 2020



Mike Hill

About Mike Hill

Mike spent time in the world of business before considering a call to ordained ministry, following a short period as a part of the Scargill Community in Yorkshire. Mike trained for ordination at Ridley Hall and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1977 and served as curate of St Mary Magdalene, Addiscombe until 1980.

From 1980 – 1983 he was senior curate at St Paul’s Slough & from 1983 to 1992 he was priest in charge, then Rector of St Leonard’s Chesham Bois. In Slough and in Chesham Bois the churches he had responsibility for grew consistently. In 1990 he became Rural Dean of Amersham & was appointed the Archdeacon of Berkshire in 1992. From 1998 to 2003 he was the area Bishop of Buckingham.

From 2003 and until retiring in September 2017, Mike served as the 56th Bishop of Bristol. He has held a number of national responsibilities within the Church of England including as a Governor of the Church Commissioners, Chair of the World Mission and Anglican Communion Panel and Vice-Chair of the Mission and Public Affairs Council. He represented the House of Bishops on the Anglican Communion Panel. In 2009, he became a member of the House of Lords. He is a sought after speaker and teacher in the UK and internationally.

Mike was also the first Chair of the Willow Creek Association UK and a Patron of several charities. He is passionate about evangelism & leadership development, within & beyond the Church.

Mike and his wife, Anthea, have 5 adult children & 13 grandchildren.

Mike joined as CEO of GLN UK & Ireland in February 2019.

Staying True: Leading into a Shifting Culture | Webinar with Mike Hill | 3 June 2020 | Noon–1pm

Roger Fairhead

Roger Fairhead, Leadership Specialist

Roger is a leadership specialist delivering leadership for organisational achievement through speaking, training and coaching to business leaders and executives. He is a certified speaker, coach and trainer with the John Maxwell Team, a chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. After graduating with honours in Engineering from Loughborough University he spent his early career managing engineering projects, and this leadership experience led to further study, research and writing on the topic which was subsequently published in his first book PRIZE-Winning Leadership.

Roger has spent the last 7 years involved with in the Church Online Host Team, and is a coach on the leadership team leading around 350 volunteers from 40 countries. He lives in Staffordshire with his wife Sue and has two children. In his spare time music is his passion; whether it’s on stage playing bass guitar or playing violin in the North Staffs Symphony Orchestra.

Roger joined the Board in 2019.

Staying True: Leading into a Shifting Culture | Webinar with Mike Hill | 3 June 2020 | Noon–1pm

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