Leaders’ Conference: Two More Speakers
This year our Leaders’ Conference in Norfolk has Engaging Evangelism as its main theme. We’re delighted to announce the addition of two new seminar speakers to the programme.
In the course of planning this year’s Conference, we’ve been keen to make sure that there’s an opportunity to help all our churches in every context to be better prepared to reach Britain for Christ.
That’s why Ed Stetzer will help us to think through the theology of evangelism, while Mez McConnell will lead seminars about church in hard places. We have also got speakers and seminar leaders who are specialists in church revitalisation, evangelistic courses, church planting and women’s ministry.
Now, we’re delighted to announce that Graham Daniels from Christians in Sport will be joining us to help us consider evangelism among men, while Dan Hook – Assistant Pastor at Spicer Street Church in St Albans – will run a seminar on reaching youth and children.
Both men are experts in their field and will join our seminar speakers to add a greater breadth to this year’s main theme.
As part of our planning, we asked churches to share their particular gospel challenges. A number of leaders explained that evangelism among men was a particular issue for them. So we’ve invited Graham Daniels to the Conference as one of our seminar speakers.
Graham is General Director of Christians in Sport and has authored books including My Mate’s Gone Mad and Born to Play. He took over as General Director from Christians in Sport’s founder Andrew Wingfield Digby in 2002. He is also a Director of Cambridge United Football Club and is an Associate Staff member of The Round Church at St Andrew the Great (StAG) Church, Cambridge.
Christians in Sport offer tools and resources to help churches with evangelism along a sporting theme. My own church in Market Harborough recently conducted an evangelistic sports quiz run by Christians in Sport – including a great gospel talk at the half way point – so we’re really pleased that Graham will be with us in November to speak about Reaching Men.
We’re always keen to help leaders of specific ministries in our churches through the Leaders’ Conference and this year we have asked Dan Hook to lead a seminar called Reaching the Next Generation. This will be particularly aimed at youth and children’s workers to help them think through evangelism among young people.
Dan is Assistant Pastor with responsibility for Youth and Children’s Ministry at Spicer Street Church, St Albans. I asked him why he is so passionate about this ministry and he said:
“At a principle level I am utterly convinced from the scriptures that it is our God-given privilege and responsibility to reach the next generation with the gospel. And at a practical level youth and children’s ministry is a unique opportunity because young people display an openness to question, learn and change that adults often lack.
It is a joy to see children and young people mature as faithful followers of Christ and it is a huge blessing to be involved in nurturing the next generation of God’s people.”
Dan has been involved in youth and children’s ministry since becoming a Christian at University and is committed to making mature disciples of Christ through the faithful teaching of the Bible.
Have you booked yet?
We’re seeing places for this year’s Leaders’ Conference fill quicker than ever before. We’ve already sold well over half of the available places so I’d suggest you book soon if you haven’t already. We can only accommodate 600 people including speakers and staff and we were completely sold out last year.
You can find out who else is speaking and book your place on the event page.