Elim Leaders Summit 2019

Teaching from ELS19

Learning the Lessons Intended for Us

May 14, 2019 • Phil Hills

The exodus and conquest of Canaan tell a story of abject failure in the most promising possible circumstances. Paul tells us the details are deliberately recorded to ensure we don’t make the same mistakes. Phil Hills has spent over 30 years in pastoral ministry leading churches throughout the UK. He is a gifted communicator and leader whose input is in high demand both nationally and globally. Phil is also Chief Executive of Teen Challenge UK and Vice President of Global Teen Challenge.

Prophecy: Purpose and Practice

May 14, 2019 • David & Greta Peters

David and Greta discuss the purpose of prophecy, hearing God’s voice, practical how-to’s and protocols for good prophetic ministry. The session will include practical activation times. David and Greta are on the leadership team of Church Unlimited in Auckland, New Zealand and have many years experience in the prophetic and teaching ministry. They travel extensively equipping people to operate in the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit and ministering prophetically to leadership teams.

Sports Chaplaincy

May 14, 2019 • Warren Evans

The Community of Sport consists of over 151,000 clubs totalling 25 million men, women and children - what a mission field! We, the Church, cannot ignore a community of this size and significance - find out more! Warren became CEO of Sports Chaplaincy early in 2015. A skilful and resourceful leader who is not just passionate about what we do but how and why we do it. Warren was the chaplain for the Bradford Bulls and Pastoral Director to the Rugby Football League.

Back to Bethlehem

May 14, 2019 • Hayley Barrett

In the Old Testament, Moab was a place just outside of the Promised Land. How many of us feel like that is where we end up? Close to, but just outside of all that God has for us? In this session, we will look at Naomi and Ruth and how we can get back to Bethlehem.

Creating a Parenting for Faith Culture in Church

May 14, 2019 • Rachel Turner

As the church, we are called to be supporting community around parents and carers, equipping and encouraging them as they disciple their children, but how can we do that well? In this session, Rachel Turner will explore how to offer parents options and help them to find what works for them. Rachel is an author and pioneer for The Bible Reading Fellowship’s Parenting for Faith programme (parentingforfaith.org.uk), equipping carers of all kinds to raise God-connected children and teens, including through the free Parenting for Faith video course.

Managing Sex Offenders in a Church Environment

May 14, 2019 • Simon Bass

How can we ensure our churches are safer places for all when ministering to sex offenders? This session will look at how we can use safeguarding agreements, liaise with statutory authorities and will address theological questions on forgiveness and reconciliation. Simon Bass is Director of Church Safeguarding Consultancy. For over 20 years he has worked with churches across denominations, promoting safeguarding children and adults and advocating for survivors of abuse.

Life After Work - Elim Pensions

May 14, 2019 • Malcolm Hathaway, Robert Millar, Delphine HughesMalcolm Hathaway, Robert Millar, Delphine Hughes

All issues relating to pensions, including preparing for retirement, will be covered including a Q&A session. Alongside trustees of EMPF will be a representative from Spence & Partners, the EMPF Administrators and Actuaries. Delphine comes from a background as a Financial Advisor, has been EMPF contact since 2006 and is now a full trustee. Malcolm has served as a trustee for over 20 years and been chairman since 2007. Robert is Elim’s Finance Director and served as a trustee for 20 years.

One Movement, One Mission, One Generation

May 14, 2019 • Chris Cartwright

God is calling us not just to be committed to Movement theory and thinking, but to be a Spirit Empowered Movement. Aligning leaders, churches and ministries to one purpose - to change the spiritual landscape wherever we are in one generation. Chris Cartwright is the General Superintendent of the Elim Pentecostal Church, a growing Movement of more than 550 Christian congregations in the UK and Ireland. The son of Elim pastor Des Cartwright, Chris was ordained in 1993 and ministered for over twenty five years in two city churches. 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. Chris is married to Annie and they have three children.

Press On

May 14, 2019 • Gavin Calver

How can we remain passionately committed to sharing the Gospel and growing the Kingdom in the face of a quickly changing landscape? Gavin Calver is the Director of Mission at the Evangelical Alliance and the Chair of Spring Harvest. He has a burning passion to see the Gospel reach every person in the UK. Formerly the leader of Youth for Christ, Gavin is an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and has authored five books. Married to Anne, they have two children.

Going Further in the Prophetic

May 14, 2019 • David & Greta Peters

We will be looking at seeking greater accuracy, words of knowledge, the formation of prophetic ministers and prophets, as well as the relationship of prophets to leadership teams in local churches. The session will include practical activation times.

Starting a Childcare Business as Part of Your Mission

May 14, 2019 • Jemma Maslen

Does your local community need childcare spaces? Do you have spare capacity in your church building during the week? Find out about the options, processes and support available for opening a childcare business as part of mission to your community. Jemma, a former primary school senior leader, joined Elim in 2017 as the Ofsted Nominated Individual. She works with Elim’s Ofsted registered childcare settings, ensuring compliance with regulations and advising on childcare related matters. She also supports churches looking to establish new childcare settings.

Lonely Places

May 14, 2019 • Hayley Barrett

Luke 5:16 tells us that Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. How many of us feel uncomfortable just thinking about going to lonely places? Yet Jesus went there willingly. In this session, we will look at how we can reclaim the lonely place. Hayley Barrett is the Teaching Pastor at Elim Christian Centre Manurewa in Auckland New Zealand where she serves under Pastor Boyd and Sharon Ratnaraja. She is also a key lecturer at Elim Leadership College. Hayley is a passionate communicator with a strong desire to lead people into the presence of God.

Equipping Parents to Inspire their Children's Faith

May 14, 2019 • Gareth Hillier

At the heart of the Church is a ticking time-bomb. It is estimated that only 50% of children with Christian parents grow up to have a personal faith of their own as adults. Parents are the greatest influence in their children’s lives - so what can we do as churches, to equip and support parents to build and nurture faith at home with their children? Gareth works at Care for the Family as their Faith in the Family Networker. He is also involved in church leadership and has a passion for equipping churches and parents to build and inspire faith in the home.

Enabling Under 5's to Encounter God

May 14, 2019 • Sarah Cornthwaite

Under 5’s are wonderful; they are so open to God so how can we enable them to meet with the Godhead? Be inspired with practical, fun, creative ideas to energise your Under 5’s ministry. Sarah trained as a teacher and has been serving, leading and training children and leaders for 19 years. She’s currently children’s curriculum writer for Vinelife Church Manchester and founder of Adventures with Jesus.

5 Key Tools for God-Connected Kids

May 14, 2019 • Rachel Turner

To help our children to meet and know God, we need tools that are easy to understand and use in everyday life. In this session, Rachel Turner will unpack five key tools that you can use in your ministry or family.