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Making The Most Of Prayer

May 17, 2018 • 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.

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.