‘Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly’: Noticing and naming our power
Evening Public Workshop with Dr David Crawley

Power operates in all societies, organisations, groups and families. It can be used constructively on behalf of flourishing, or it can work destructively to diminish wellbeing. We may not see ourselves as people who have (or want) power, but inevitably power is at work in our everyday interactions. In this presentation, David Crawley offers ways to notice and name this reality and to think about it in light of the teaching and example of Jesus. 

The Laidlaw Centre for Church Leadership invites anyone in a formal or informal leadership role in church, workplace or the community to this Evening Public Workshop that explores how power is at work in relationships. It is designed to be interactive to help you reflect on your practices and experiences of power and its impact on those around you.

We plan to gather in person as well as livestream this event on YouTube. If the levels change we will offer this event on Zoom.

If you are able to join us on the Henderson campus, please register your details below.

To register a group for this event please email [email protected].

You can click here to watch the livestream.

Click here to download the handout for this presentation.

Click here to download the workshop slides PDF for this presentation.

Invite your friends, colleagues and fellow church members to engage in this topic together.

Where Henderson campus & livestream on YouTube
When 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP Please register below

About the Speaker: 

Dr David Crawley is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Laidlaw College. He specialises in the areas of Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Care and has taught at the College for 30 years. 

David's PhD research (University of Waikato) explored people's experiences of unhelpful forms of religious authority, with a view to understanding why this issue arises all too often within Christian communities. Subsequently, much of his research and writing has continued to focus on issues of power, particularly as they arise in the context of spiritual care. He has presented on this theme at various conferences, including the British Association for the Study of Spirituality. 

Alongside his work at Laidlaw, David has trained in spiritual direction and counselling, and is now involved in the training of spiritual directors through Spiritual Growth Ministries. He also serves as a non-stipendiary Anglican priest in Titirangi. He lives in that part of Auckland with his wife Sarah, where they both enjoy its quiet, green environment (not to mention its cafés!)