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Three Ways to Get Involved

Whether you’re thinking about training for ministry, you’re a pastor in an Independent church or you’re praying for God to raise the next generation of leaders, Adrian Reynolds says that you should be interested in The Hub Conference.

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It’s time to start thinking about The Hub Conference, which runs from Friday 11 through to Sunday 13 January 2019. It’s our annual gathering for those considering or training for ministry – an opportunity to explore, pray and get advice.

Over the years, it’s been a key way that we’ve been able to serve local churches as they appropriately encourage men and women into Christian work.

This time around we’ve ministry from Nathan Howard (Enfield Town Community Church) and Ian Williamson (New Life Community Church Middlesbrough). We also have a wide range of ministry leaders on hand – some younger, some older – as well as representatives from training providers to help those considering ministry make choices about their future options.

A seminar at The Hub

The weekend, however, is mainly about those who come along, as we provide them with teaching, counsel and space to consider where God is leading them. We therefore encourage those who are married to come with their spouse as these momentous decisions are ones that must be prayerfully made together.

Here are three ways you can get involved:

Come yourself

Perhaps you’re reading this and you’re at the exploring stage or ready to make decisions about what comes next in ministry. We’d love to see you – even if you’ve attended before.

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We believe that the weekend can be a really helpful time to plan and pray about the future, and we’d love to work with you and your church in discerning what comes next. Those who have come before feed back about how useful the weekend has been. It could be useful for you too. Speak to your church leader as soon as you can about whether it’s right for you to come along.

Send someone

If you are a church leader yourself, think through how The Hub could serve your church. Who in your church could benefit?

In the past we’ve had those considering pastoral ministry, youth ministry, women’s ministry, overseas mission and evangelism. Some have come and we’ve helped them to see that ministry is not for them – at least not yet. That’s a good result for us too if it’s the appropriate outcome.

advice at The Hub

We don’t replace the decision-making process of the local church, we seek to serve you by providing inputs and counsel. Lots of churches have made use of the Hub in the past 6 years. Why don’t you do so in 2019?

Pray for us

If you fall into neither of those categories will you please pray for us? We believe God has used this weekend to make a significant difference in people’s lives and we realise that this is down to the prayerful support that underpins our time together. Please do pray for the practicalities and those who are serving – but especially for those who will come.

Booking is now open. Find out more on the event page or send this article today to someone in your church.

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Adrian Reynolds - FIEC Associate National Director

Adrian has been on FIEC staff since April 2017. He previously served as one of the leaders of The Proclamation Trust and as Associate Minister of East London Tabernacle. He is married to Celia, they have two married daughters and another at home.

Follow Adrian Reynolds on Twitter – @_adrianreynolds