Where mercy and justice meet
Draft conference programme
We are pleased to announce the draft programme for our 2017 Churches that Change Communities conference...
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August
05
Author
Jubilee+ Team
Seminar speakers at this year's conference
Seminar and speaker information for our seventh annual conference...
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July
29
Author
Jubilee+ Team
An invitation...
Jeremy Simpkins heads up the ChristCentral international family of churches, which is hosting this year's Churches that Change Communities conference. Here is a short video from Jeremy inviting you to the event...
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August
23
Author
Natalie Williams
A few words from Krish Kandiah...
One of the keynote speakers at this year's Churches that Change Communities conference is Krish Kandiah, founder and director of Home for Good and president of the London School of Theology. Here are a few words from Krish about the conference...
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July
06
Author
Natalie Williams
An increasingly vital role
The Church in the UK has an astonishing track record of supporting and caring for the poorest in our communities over centuries. Since the global financial crash of 2008, churches of all denominations have stepped up their engagement […]
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May
12
Author
Natalie Williams
Churches that Change Communities
It was so stimulating to gather with over 250 passionate and like-minded people for the annual Jubilee+ conference! The opportunity to learn about how to be more effective in ministry with those who are poor and disadvantaged, to receive […]
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October
27
Author
Nigel Ring
'It's not a gloomy picture!'
On Saturday 17th October, we were delighted to hold our fifth national Churches that Change Communities conference. I use the word 'delighted' deliberately – it truly is a great joy for us (the Jubilee+ team) to welcome hundreds […]
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October
22
Author
Natalie Williams
Dads, fitness, employment and more...
One of the thing I love about being part of the Jubilee+ team is that I have the privilege of hearing about all sorts of projects and activities that are springing up across the country to help people. There are literally hundreds […]
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October
07
Author
Natalie Williams
How do we increase out impact?
Have you ever wondered how to help people who have battled with poverty and oppression to change their mindset and break old habits? How do we bring dignity and hope to people who have not experienced those things before? Or maybe […]
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September
14
Author
Natalie Williams
Time away to reflect, pray and plan
A particular two days in July have been the highlight of each of the last four years for me: the annual Jubilee+ away days. I love being part of a team that prioritises time together like this to really reflect on the previous 12 months […]
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July
27
Author
Natalie Williams
Equipped to respond to the needs around us
Last week we delved into some of the findings of the Evangelical Alliance’s Good news for the poor? report, revealing three specific challenges that emerge from the statistics. These were: By Natalie Williams
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June
08
Author
Natalie Williams
Get on the pitch!
Last week I attended an event in Parliament called Your Church and Political Engagement. Run by Christians in Politics, the event featured short talks from Christian MPs from each of the three main political parties. From new Conservative […]
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November
03
Author
Natalie Williams
Comments on our recent conference
People from across the country joined us for our annual Churches that Change Communities conference in Bournemouth on Saturday 11 October. It was a day of worship, seminars and Bible teaching on how we can take practical steps to serve […]
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October
24
Author
Sian Francis-Cox
Prompted to reassess...
The Jubilee+ conference in Bournemouth on 11 October was a great opportunity to get together with like-minded Christians for friendship, worship, networking and some great sermons (as well as the chance to visit lovely Bournemouth) […]
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October
20
Author
Otto Haas
Inspiring, eye-opening, valuable
At the beginning of the Churches that Change Communities conference on Saturday, Jubilee+ leader Martin Charlesworth explained the heart behind the event: that we may change our attitudes towards the poor. The vision of the team is […]
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October
12
Author
Sian Francis-Cox
A book to read 'slowly on your knees'
The first Jubilee+ book will be published next month and available to buy at our Churches that Change Communities conference. In the run up to the event we want to let you know a little bit more about the book, The Myth of the Undeserving […]
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September
07
Author
Natalie Williams
Just a few days left...
Last week we told you a little about the speakers and seminars at this year’s Churches that Change Communities conference, as well as two of the reasons why we run this event annually. After our 2013 conference, we were delighted […]
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September
01
Author
Natalie Williams
A meaningful difference
One of the highlights of each year for the Jubilee+ team is our annual Churches that Change Communities conference. We really enjoy bringing together a few hundred Christians from across the country to focus on the fact that the gospel […]
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August
25
Author
Natalie Williams
Churches that Change Communities
If your church closed down today, how long would it take for your community to know you had gone? That was the question posed by David Carr of Renewal Church Solihull at the Newfrontiers Everything Conference a couple of years ago […]
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June
30
Author
Natalie Williams
Can you change the world?
A while back I heard a lot about a guy who was given up for adoption by his parents, dropped out of college, slept on friends' floors and exchanged used Coke cans for money for food. That guy was Steve Jobs – innovator, entrepreneur […]
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May
27
Author
Natalie Williams
Faith for breath again
Well what a day that was! The Jubilee+ Churches that Change Communities conference began for me at 5.15am: collecting the team from Life Church Peterborough, before setting off for Manchester in the rain and dark. Maybe that thought […]
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October
29
Author
Gavin Bateman
True worship and the scandal of poverty
Do we know who our neighbours are? Do we know what those who live next door, across the street, around the corner, struggle with each day? Are we close enough to our neighbours for them to know we care? If we care. By Danny Webster
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October
22
Author
Danny Webster
First timers encouraged by Jubilee+ 'Churches that Change Communities' Conference 2013
This was our first time attending a Jubilee+ conference so my husband and I didn’t know what to expect. On arrival we were impressed at the organisation on the front door. All the badges were laid out, as was an information pack […]
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October
15
Author
Bonnie Lyne
We want to see you soon - at our October conference!
As far as I’m concerned, the national Jubilee+ social action conference is always a real highlight of the year. This year will be no exception – I’m sure! We always try to pack in a whole host of dimensions to the day as some […]
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August
19
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Faith + Justice: a challenging conference
“As a Christian politician I have felt unwelcome in churches during difficult votes.” That was the first statement of the day that really challenged me – but it certainly wasn’t the last. It was spoken by Conservative MP for […]
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May
02
Author
Claire Musters
A conference for you... yes, you
Some people say that faith and politics don’t mix – it’s this sort of sentiment that has often influenced large sections of the modern Church, leading to a serious disconnect between the Church and public policy. By Martin Charlesworth
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March
12
Author
Martin Charlesworth
An event to get excited about
By Natalie Williams There aren’t many conferences about which I feel really excited, but looking at the programme for the Jubilee+ and Nexus Faith + Justice conference, there’s every reason to feel impatient for 27th April to […]
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February
12
Author
Natalie Williams
Stop press! First Jubilee+ Faith + Justice Conference
Those who read last week’s post will know that I mentioned an exciting new development for Jubilee+ – our first conference aimed specifically to equip Christians to engage with the world of politics and social justice! It is amazing […]
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January
10
Author
Martin Charlesworth
How about a Jubilee+ New Year's resolution?
Happy New Year to all readers of this blog! I really hope you enjoyed your Christmas. Here’s a question: have you made a New Year’s resolution? This is the time when people tend to think again about such things as fitness, eating […]
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January
01
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Getting connected - networking at the Jubilee+ conference
One of the Jubilee+ team's biggest priorities for our national conference, held earlier this month in Bedford, was to ensure we provided plenty of opportunities for delegates to network. Feedback from our inaugural event in 2011 confirmed […]
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October
25
Author
Natalie Williams
What does the Lord require of you? Keynote address at the Jubilee+ National Conference 2012
After some stirring prophetic words encouraging us to march to the heartbeat of God, Gavin Poole, the founding trustee of GB Job Clubs, spoke to the conference about changing the communities in which we live and thereby transforming […]
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October
18
Author
Andrew Westerman
Can churches change communities? A delegate review of the Jubilee+ National Conference
Can churches change communities? Yes, they always have done and they will continue to do so as Christians take seriously the mandate to be salt and light at all levels of society. With this in mind I looked forward to the second Jubilee+ […]
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October
15
Author
Richard Wilson
Big picture and local context - seminars at the Jubilee+ National Conference 2012
“Really helpful.” “Great stories.” “Inspiring.” “So much to take in.” “Thought provoking.” “Useful for networking.” These were just some of the comments made about the seminars at the Jubilee+ Churches that […]
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October
11
Author
Geoff Knott
Great support for Jubilee+ at Newfrontiers North 2012 camp
Jubilee+ is sponsored and supported by Newfrontiers churches in the UK. In particular, we now work under the leadership of the Newfrontiers ‘North’ team led by Jeremy Simpkins. Interestingly, the ‘North’ group of churches has […]
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October
03
Author
Martin Charlesworth
A generation with compassion
It was my great privilege to be invited to Newday 2012 Christian youth camp to deliver a seminar on ‘Jesus + Loving the Poor’. I have to confess that I wasn’t sure how many teenagers would come along to the se By Natalie Williams […]
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September
03
Author
Natalie Williams
Empowered for impact
Jubilee+ was set up by Newfrontiers UK to equip churches to engage more effectively with their communities and, particularly, to help them increase their capacity to serve the poor. We do this through a By Natalie Williams, Jubilee+ team member
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July
07
Author
Natalie Williams
Doing business for social benefit - an invitation
I am sure many of you will remember two posts I wrote a few months ago about social enterprise. Well, this post is an update and an invitation! First, the update: Business is in the news all the time recently due to the difficult […]
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January
31
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Fired up, inspired + ready!
I’ve asked a few people to share their reflections on the Jubilee+ Conference. Here Simon Davey from Shrewsbury tells us what he took away from the event… On what was a phenomenally hot day for the time of year, God’s values […]
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October
31
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Days of opportunity
I’ve asked a few people to share their reflections on the Jubilee+ Conference. Here Jennie Pollock from London tells us how she found the event… Domestic violence, family breakdown, debt, educational failure… the list of social […]
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October
17
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Now is the moment
I’ve asked a few people to share their reflections on the Jubilee+ Conference. Here Hope into Action’s Ed Walker shares his impressions of the event… Hope into Action was delighted to be invited to the Newfrontiers Jubilee+ conference […]
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October
12
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Encountering Jesus; empowering the poor
I’ve asked a few people to share their reflections on the Jubilee+ Conference. Here we read what Social Action Team member Natalie Williams thought of the event… If I had to sum up last Saturday’s Jubilee+ conference in one […]
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October
07
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Jubilee+ conference
I have just returned from our first Jubilee+ national conference, held at The Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes on Saturday (1st October). It was a thrill to see about 400 people gathering from all over the country to share together […]
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October
05
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Always on God's heart
From time-to-time, I’ll invite other members of the Newfrontiers Social Action Team to contribute to this blog. The post below is written by team member Natalie Williams… In his book Generous Justice, Tim Keller states: “From […]
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August
29
Author
Natalie Williams
Churches that Change Communities
Jubilee+ Conference Jubilee+ is more than a blog. It’s also the tagline for a conference to be hosted by the Newfrontiers family of churches here in the UK. I know that readers of this blog come from a variety of different perspectives […]
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May
16
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Issues seminar stream at Faith + Justice
We've got a cracking line-up of seminar speakers at the Faith + Justice conference. Lots of you are keen to get involved in the Issues stream, so we thought it would be useful to give you a bit more detail about it. In the morning […]
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April
12
Author
Chris Le Marquand

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