Seminar Slot 1 (TED talks)
14.30 - 15.00 & 15.30 - 16.00
The God Who Makes Himself Known - Lucy Peppiatt | 1st Floor Hall
God has given us gifts so that we can know him in all aspects of our being. This seminar explores how God has made himself known to us through the Word and the Spirit, and what we can do to know him better so that we can love him more.
Lucy is the Principal of Westminster Theological Centre where she also lectures in Christian doctrine. She is the author of The Disciple and Women and Worship at Corinth and has a special interest in discipleship and charismatic theology. She and her husband, Nick, lead a small church in Bristol with a community that loves Jesus and wants to learn more about following him.
Evangelism on the street & in the church - Alain Emerson & Stephen Heasley | Seminar Room 1
God is breaking the heart of His people for the lost all over again. He is so passionate about those not part of the kingdom family and we are witnessing the stirrings of multiple salvations in parts of the church around the UK. In this seminar you will hear our story in Emmanuel Church of how we are seeing God raising up the evangelist and practical ways you can serve and reach the lost in your towns and cities.
Alain is husband to Rachel and Dad to Annie and Erin. Living and loving in Lurgan. Have the prviliege to lead in emmanuel church and 24-7prayer. Excited about seeing a ‘new thing’ happening in the nation of Ireland in these days. Other things I am passionate about are reading, hanging out with friends, most sports and the mighty Liverpool! Stephen Heasley (Dixie) is employed by Emmanuel Church lurgan as an evangelist on the street of the town.
sabbath. rest. lifestyle - caro meers | seminar room 5
God's people have always been recognised by their practice of Sabbath. In today's 24/7 world it is increasingly difficult to hold onto a day of rest, and yet more than ever we need leaders who minister out of a place of restful abundance and who know how to say 'no' to the gods of 'more'. Come and rest at this seminar and we'll discuss ways we can practice Sabbath in both our outer and inner life.
Caro is wife to Luke (a mad cyclist) and mum to three young kids. She loves gardening, baking and playing basketball. She also leads a church in Port Kembla, Australia, the red light district of her city and is passionate about authentic, honest community and deep spirituality. Caro co-leads Pioneer Australia and champions unity with other churches and ministries in her local area.
church planting - mark & deana button | seminar room 3/4
Church planting presents a great opportunity to engage with communities and expand the Kingdom of God. It can be very exciting to see a new expression of church birthed but it can also be challenging and demanding. In this seminar Mark and Deana will talk about some of their experiences planting Mosaic Church and share some insights and lessons learned along the way. This is not intended to be a ‘how to’ but an opportunity to be part of the ongoing church planting ‘conversation’.
Mark and Deana lead Mosaic Church (Hull), which was planted in 2015 through a partnership between Pioneer and the Methodist Church. They have a Friday night campus in the North of the city which has been running for two years, and they have just launched a Sunday campus in the West of Hull. They are both employed part time in Mosaic, and Mark also lectures at Mattersey Bible College. They have two children, Micah and Georgia, and are proud they are living in this years' City of Culture!
serving community through business - Nick & linda castle | School room
Cielo Coffee was born out of a heart to see a kingdom culture right at the centre of where community chooses to hang out. Nick & Linda will share some of their story covering:
· Social enterprise & creating business with a positive impact
· Establishing a kingdom culture that is accessible and inclusive to the wider community
· Living out your gifts and passions in the business sphere
· Kingdom principles in business
Nick and Linda are co-founders of Cielo Coffee Roasters in Leeds & the Midlands. They have 4 children; Josh (9), Kara (8), Brooke (3) and their newest arrival Grace born on 30 December. They are part of Dayspring Church in Leeds. Linda has a Youth & Community Degree & Nick has a degree in theology and wannabe rock star.