Natalie Williams
Sam Ward

Morning seminars


Rob Davey

POVERTY AND THE PROPHETIC
ROB DAVEY

What is the role of the prophetic in social action? How do we hear what God is saying, and do what he says? God speaks to his people and so we can expect to be shaped by the prophetic, and to see the prophetic unlock situations in the lives of the people we're helping.


Matt Wilson

BRINGING PRAYER INTO YOUR PROJECTS
MATT WILSON

Matt led us in looking at some innovative ways to pray for projects and people, and included opportunities for delegates to try out and apply the principles and ideas shared.


Wendy Mann

EXPECTING SUPERNATURAL POWER IN OUR PROJECTS
WENDY MANN

When Jesus met people during his ministry, his love for them motivated him to meet their practical needs. His love for them also moved him to bring supernatural breakthroughs to their physical/spiritual/mental needs. How can we increasingly expect to see God's power flow through us as we serve those most in need? Without him we can do nothing, but with him anything is possible!

Afternoon seminars


Angela Kemm

OFFERING HOPE AND SALVATION
ANGELA KEMM

We have more to offer to people in crisis than anything the world can give. Angela encouraged us to step out in trusting God to provide and intervene miraculously, and see people's eyes opened to the reality of Jesus; and to believe for people coming to faith.


Ben Parish

BLESSING AND INFLUENCING THE COMMUNITY AROUND YOU
BEN PARISH

How do we as a local church build a real connection with the local community and have a voice to speak into the issues that affect our town? That was the first question that Ben asked when he joined the leadership team at his church in Lowestoft and took on the responsibility for developing their Community Outreach work. During his seminar, Ben outlined the journey that they have been on as a church in attempting to answer that question; what has gone well, what could have gone better and how they want to develop in the future.


Rosie Hopley

RAISING LEADERS FROM THE MARGINS, UNEARTHING THE TALENTS
ROSIE HOPLEY

During her seminar, Rosie shared personal stories and illustrations from her experience to talk about the importance of seeing leaders raised from the margins. Based on Jesus’ parable of the talents, she identified challenges, and shared principles and practice on how to raise leaders from the margins.


Natalie Williams

STRATEGIC PREPARATION FOR GREATER NEED POST-PANDEMIC
NATALIE WILLIAMS

Many of us having been working flat-out in social action for a long time. We stepped up even more during the pandemic, but it's anticipated that the lives of the poorest will get harder in the coming months and years. How can we go beyond what we're already doing? The key is not working harder, but being strategic. During this seminar Natalie offered some practical thoughts on how to plan for greater need in our communities.

Pre-recorded seminars


Philip North

STANDING WITH THE SUFERING IN POST-PANDEMIC BRITAIN, BISHOP PHILIP NORTH

Bishop Philip addressed the question of how we can continue, and grow, in crossing the lines of inequality and expressing solidarity with those who suffer in post-pandemic Britain.


Martin Charlesworth

HELPING YOUR CHURCH TO HAVE GOD'S HEART FOR PEOPLE IN POVERTY, MARTIN CHARLESWORTH

It is one thing to ‘do social action’ but it is another thing altogether for a whole church to embrace God’s heart for those in poverty, to engage relationally with those whom they seek to help, and to share the life of faith with them. This seminar helped leaders forge a way forward.


Raj Saha

VALUING DIVERSITY AND BREAKING DOWN DIVISIONS, RAJ SAHA

Raj shared his personal experience of the journey he has been on, being part of and now leading a diverse church. He shared stories of challenges, successes and joys; and principles and keys to both becoming and sustaining a healthy diverse church.


Chris Frost

CHANGING CHURCH FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE, CHRIS FROST

Why should you and your church care about climate change? Why is it a justice issue? And what can you do to play your part? Chris and church member John Davy explored these questions, as well as giving practical examples of how they have changed their church in light of climate justice.


Paul Brown Jim Harper

DISCIPLESHIP FOR EVERYONE, PAUL BROWN & JIM HARPER

Discipleship is not a quick fix, but is about the long-haul. Some of our discipleship models are difficult to access for some of those who come to Jesus through our projects. Paul and Simon explored ways in which we can disciple people from all walks of life.


Chris Page

EMPOWERING THE JOB CREATORS, CHRIS PAGE & MICHELLE SAFO

In the post-Covid world into which we're emerging there is hardly a greater time in our lifetimes for us to use our influence to empower the job makers in our midst. Unemployment is rising in the UK, and it can be utterly demoralising. In this seminar, we discovered a little more about God’s heart for business, heard stories of how he used it for his purposes, and discussed some practical steps we can all take to inspire job creation.


Steve Whittington

EQUIPPING PEOPLE TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET, STEVE WHITTINGTON

Steve shared his heart and vision for empowering people who have experienced brokenness, and shared stories of individuals, projects, and church planting in deprived communities. He focused on how to help people rebuild their own lives, in the context of the challenges of post-pandemic Britain.

Churches that Change Communities 2022

Saturday 12 November, Milton Keynes