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Dust It Off

May 17, 2018 • 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.

Dare To Hope?

May 17, 2018 • 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?

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?

May 17, 2018 • 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.