Jubilee+ Team
CTCC2020 Seminars

At this year's Churches that Change Communities conference, we have a bumper crop of seventeen seminars.

And because our conference will be held online, not in person, you don't have to try to work out how to be in seventeen places at once. All the seminars will be pre-recorded and made available - exclusively to delegates - in the afternoon of 7 November (after the morning's live content), for you to watch whenever you like.

So what's it to be? A seventeen-seminar marathon? A carefully paced daily seminar time? An online watch-party with your church social action ministries team? How, when and where you choose to watch them is up to you, but remember, you'll have to book into the conference to be able to access them in November. They won't be available more widely until December.

Here's who and what you can look forward to:

Projects that last
- Simon Allen

Simon Allen works at King’s Church London, leading the Jericho Road Project which provides housing, food and advice to people in SE London. He is passionate about justice for those most vulnerable in society.

Simon's seminar will look at how ministries can adapt their work in ways that will be durable as the challenges increase and change.

Leadership faith in a time of crisis - Tope Koleoso

Tope Koleoso is the lead pastor of Jubilee Church London which was planted in 1995. Jubilee is a large multicultural church in London and meets in multiple locations. He is married to Kemi, and they have two grown up sons. Tope also serves on the Newfrontiers UK Apostolic team.

Adapting church to these times
- Phil Moore

Phil Moore leads Everyday Church in London, a church that has six physical sites and had an online church long before COVID-19 made it necessary. He is the author of the 'Straight to the Heart' series of devotional commentaries and posts a daily devotional video each day on YouTube.

Living prophetically after COVID-19
- Angela Kemm and Akhtar Shah

Angela is originally from Cape Town where she helped pioneer multi cultural church during the time of Apartheid. She is passionate about the Church and the advance of the Kingdom wherever she goes and enjoys equipping others to do all God has prepared for them to do.

Akhtar loves Jesus and has never gotten over how good God has been to him! He helps lead the Foundry, a fledgling scattered community of Christians and congregations in London, Edinburgh and beyond which is part of the All Nations family. He is married to Marta and they live in SW London with their kids, Joel & Annie, and a menagerie of pets. A former social worker, Akhtar is also one of the founders of Dreams Lab, which exists to help people realise their dreams of business ownership and social transformation.

Avoiding burnout - Steve Petch

Steve is Lead Pastor at Welcome Church in Woking, and also part of the UK Leadership Team for the Commission group of churches. Welcome Church has a heart to see lives transformed and communities impacted for good, so the church runs many different social action ministries which are all grouped together under the unifying banner of, 'Welcome Works’. Steve is married to Jo and they have three grown up children.

Steve's seminar will look at how church and ministry leaders can pace themselves in the face of all the new and often exhausting demands and opportunities of the current situation.

Being a Christian in public life - Keith Brown

Professor Keith Brown is the Director of the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University. Keith has written over 30 text books, and regularly speaks at national and international conferences. He sits on the Department of Health Adult Safeguarding Advisory Board, the Joint Department of Health and Ministry of Justice National Mental Capacity Leadership forum and the Home Office Joint Financial task force.

Creating real community - Steve Whittington

Steve Whittington is on the leadership of Jubilee Church Hull and serves on the UK team for the Regions Beyond family of churches. He is an entrepreneur and church planter with a focus on hard to reach areas. His seminar will look at how we maintain diverse communities, ensuring those living in disadvantage are empowered to be full and vital members of the community.

Empowering vulnerable people - Santino and Emma Hamberis

Santino and Emma have been married for 18 years and have two wonderful children. Having spent most of their life on the south coast of England, Santino is currently Associate Leader at Vinelife Church in Manchester. He has a real heart to encourage people and see them encounter the love, compassion and mercy of Jesus.

Emma has a background in Probation and is currently loving working for TLG (Transforming Lives for Good) where she teaches part-time in the Manchester Education Centre. She loves the chance to show children who may be already marginalised and ‘written off’ that they have a hope and a future, and that they are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Mental health - Navigating the new normal - Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton is a psychologist, director of the Mind & Soul Foundation, church leader, speaker & author. She has a particular interest in emotional health in the face of life’s challenges & helping people reach their full potential.

The challenge of rising unemployment
- Nick Priggis

Nick is married to Tracey and has four children. They have lived in Shrewsbury for the past 13 years. Nick leads Hope Church, a community church in the north of the town and has helped start a number of social enterprises. Nick is the author of the recently published Establish the work of our hands.

Care of the earth/The environment - Hannah Bowring

Hannah Bowring leads Tearfund's work supporting churches to respond to the environmental crisis. She is passionate about seeing people capture God's heart for justice and responding through a life of worship. Hannah lives in South-West London with her husband, Dan, two children, Elise and Max, and their miniature schnauzer, Leia.

The Church and racism - Owen Hylton

Owen Hylton is the leader of Beacon Church in Brixton. He is a trustee of the Norwood and Brixton foodbank and a governor at Richard Atkins Primary School in Brixton. Owen also sits on the Executive Team of the large Christian youth festival Newday, and the steering group for CAP Brixton. He has been involved in leadership workshops for young people and runs parenting and relationship workshops. He is the author of Crossing the Divide, a Call to Embrace Diversity in the Local Church. Owen has been married to Pauline for nearly 30 years and they have three adult daughters.

Being part of deprived communities - Sam Ward

Sam Ward is the Director of Ministry at The Message Trust, overseeing creative mission and community transformation across the UK and beyond. He has been involved in the Eden Network for over 20 years, initially as a volunteer and subsequently leading the team and a local church plant in the deprived neighbourhood of Openshaw where he continues to live with his family. He speaks at many national events about his passion for urban mission and the reality of living it out.

Members of the Jubilee+ team will also lead seminars, including:

Poverty busting lifestyle
- Martin Charlesworth
The legacy of coronavirus
- Natalie Williams
Financing social action in a time of hardship - Natalie Williams
The challenge of rising debt - Andy Biggs and friends

Those registered for the conference will have priority access to all these seminars throughout November, before they are relased more widely. Book your ticket now.


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