Elim Leaders Summit 2018
Teaching from ELS18
Dare To Hope?
Tue 15 May 11:00am Auditorium • Leon Evans
We arrive at a conference with a mix of expectancy and familiarity. We’ve heard much of it before, and we’ve been “on the edge of the breakthrough” too many times... so what will it take? Leon is the Lead Pastor of Life Central Church (Halesowen) and as a ‘local lad’ has a passion for not only the local church but also for the region and beyond. The church is now multi-site meeting in 3 locations with a newly refurbished building and extensive community work impacting hundreds of people every week. Leon founded the youth charity Phase Trust and also has a passion for leadership development locally and overseas.
Sex, The Gospel And The Revolution: How Can We Tell A Better Story?
Tue 15 May 2:15pm Auditorium • May 15, 2018 • Glynn Harrison
The sex revolution, rooted in a powerful cultural narrative of authenticity and freedom, has brought about far-reaching changes in attitudes to sex, marriage and gender. In this challenging context, how can Christians who hold to biblical teaching begin to craft a narrative that wins hearts as well as minds?
So You Want To Plant A Church?
Tue 15 May 12:45pm Harewood Suite • Leon Evans & Lee Trabucchi
How do you plant a pioneer church? How do you launch a branch church plant without damaging what you have already built? Lee Trabucchi (Leighton Buzzard) and Leon Evans (Halesowen) will practically share the challenges and opportunities they have faced in two very different situations and the story so far. Leon is the Lead Pastor of Life Central Church (Halesowen) and as a ‘local lad’ has a passion for not only the local church but also for the region and beyond. The Church is now ‘multi site’ meeting in 3 locations with a newly refurbished building and extensive community work impacting hundreds of people every week. Leon founded the youth charity Phase Trust and also has a passion for leadership development locally and overseas. Lee Trabucchi moved back to his home town with his family in 2015 and planted the pioneer church, Spirit and Truth Leighton Buzzard in line with the vision God gave them several years previously.
Fundraising For Local Church Projects
Tue 15 May 3.45pm Harewood Suite • Nigel Williams
Four quick tips for attracting income: know what’s needed, test the water, create solutions, and don’t compromise! In this new world of community partnerships and making our budgets stretch further than ever, what should we focus on? Nigel Williams is part of the Rediscover Church Team in Exeter. Previously he was called from conventional ministry to founding a charity where 1000’s overcame social depravation.
Tue 15 May 3.45pm Queen Suite 1 • Nick Whittome
This session provides you with all the basics you need to be able to run children’s work in your church effectively and safely, including an outline of all the safeguarding essentials from Simon Bass, Director of Church Safeguarding Consultancy. A free sample of kids work plans, processes, procedures and paperwork will be also be provided as a part of the session. Nick is the Associate Pastor at Birmingham City Church with oversight of the kids ministry.
One Lord, One Gospel, One Life!
Tue 15 May 7.30pm Auditorium • Chris Cartwright
Chris Cartwright is the General Superintendent of the Elim Pentecostal Church. The son of Elim pastor Des Cartwright, Chris was ordained in 1993 and ministered for over twenty-five years in two city churches. He began his ministry in the late 1980’s serving on the pastoral team in Kensington Temple in a variety of ministry roles including Worship Pastor and Director of IBIOL. From 1997-2010, Chris was the Senior Pastor of the City Temple in Cardiff, (now renamed as City Church, Cardiff). In 2010 he became the Regional Leader for Wales and the Southern Region before being appointed as the General Superintendent of Elim in May 2016.
Ordinary People, Ordinary Churches - The Hope Of The World?
Wed 16 May 9:15am Auditorium • Kiera Phyo
In a broken and fractured world, the challenge for us ordinary people in local church is to be Christ’s ambassadors and ministers of reconciliation. We are invited to participate in God’s re-making of our world. What does this mean for our relationships, communities, wider world and culture? Kiera Phyo has recently started working for Archbishop Justin Welby in his Reconciliation Ministry; where she is Director of the Reconciling Leaders Network and is developing a global movement of peacemakers. Previously she worked at Tearfund for over a decade, pioneering a lifestyle response to global poverty and leading their engagement with an emerging generation. She regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 as a Pause for Thought contributor. She is a trustee of The Cinnamon Network and Fusion. Kiera lives in London with her young family.
The Need To Lead In Public Life
Wed 16 May 11:30am Auditorium • David Landrum
Why is it vital to see believers in every sphere of society who are intentional about leading change for the glory of God? How can the church cultivate these public leaders? David Landrum is the Director of Advocacy at the Evangelical Alliance UK. His work involves public policy, theology, research and media. He is a frequent contributor on Christian and secular media on a range of social and political issues. He has an academic background in political philosophy and previously worked in Parliament for over ten years. He is passionate about Christian social and political engagement, and his interests include public leadership, religious liberty, citizenship and religion, identity in plural society, post-secularism and post-liberalism.
Understanding GDPR And How It Affects Your Church
Wed 16 May 2:15pm Harewood Suite • Kyle Cottington
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest change to Data Protection for years and is coming into force on 25 May. It has major implications for how organisations store and process personal data. In this seminar you will understand some of the different elements that make up GDPR and how it specifcally affects churches. Kyle Cottington runs the UK’s Leading Christian Software Company working with churches around the country. Due to the large amount of personal data that churches store in iKnow Church, iKnow has been working on GDPR since Summer 2017.
One With God
Wed 16 May 3.30pm Queen Suite 2 • Tiva Daka
As leaders, how do we ensure that we pursue the presence of God above everything else? This will be an inspiring and practical session about encountering the presence of God. Tiva Daka is the leader of Engine House Church in Redruth. He likes surfing and is married to Sara with his 3 young children and is unashamedly passionate about pursuing the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Making The Most Of Prayer
Wed 16 May 3:30pm Harewood Suite • Sarah Whittleston
The Disciples asked Jesus, ‘Teach us how to pray’. It was one of the only things they asked to be taught. So often we talk about a ‘prayer life’ but what would a life of prayer look like, inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus? How can we, with the Spirit’s help, grow and persevere in prayer? How do we best connect with the Father and engage in life transforming prayer? Let’s explore these questions together and make the most of prayer. Sarah Whittleston is one of the Pastors at Elim Life Church, a multi-site church in North Birmingham. In May 2018 she becomes leader of ‘Lift Up’ Elim’s National Prayer Network.
One With The Call
Wed 16 May 2pm Queen Suite 2 • Kiera Phyo
How will an emerging generation of leaders be defined? Exploring the hallmarks of leadership and the practices needed to be a generation with the courage, curiosity and imagination to shape our communities and impact culture. Kiera has recently started working for Archbishop Justin Welby in his Reconciliation Ministry; where she is Director of the Reconciling Leaders Network and is developing a global movement of peacemakers. Previously she worked at Tearfund for over a decade, pioneering a lifestyle response to global poverty and leading their engagement with an emerging generation. She regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 as a Pause for Thought contributor. She is a trustee of The Cinnamon Network and Fusion. Kiera lives in London with her young family.
Growing And Envisioning Team
Wed 16 May 2.15pm Queen Suite 1 • Dani Johnston
Take a closer look into some of the key elements of how to grow and envision a team. Explore how to go from having leaders who help in kid’s ministry out of duty to growing people into passionate leaders who go above and beyond the one hour on a Sunday Morning. Fruitful leaders grow fruitful kids. Dani has been involved with kid’s ministry over many years and currently serves as Kids Pastor in LGCC.
Inclusion In Our Children’s Ministry
Wed 16 May 3.45pm Queen Suite 1 • Emma Bacon
A session looking at supporting children from different cultural backgrounds and those with additional needs in church. We will look at the importance of including all children and focus on what it would look like to build a SEN (Special Educational Needs) program into a children’s ministry. Emma is the children’s worker at Coventry Elim where she leads the children’s ministry.
Dust It Off
Wed 16 May 4:30pm Auditorium • John Kirkby
As leaders, we all have to learn to master the ability to move on well from the inevitable “dust” of disappointment of leading in church and ministry, failures and successes and what people think and say. Through 35 years of leadership experience, John will share how everyone can learn to do this well. Invaluable insight for all leaders in whatever capacity they serve. John Kirkby began CAP in 1996 with only £10 and a passion to see the poor set free. Together with CEO Matt Barlow, he has led the charity and seen it grow to transform over 21,500 lives every year. With 25 years of leadership experience including planting and team-leading the Light Church, John was named Sunday Times Best Leader, alongside Matt. His heart is to inspire others to unlock their own potential by looking honestly at the challenges faced in leadership.