In-person and Online


This year’s conference will be a ‘hybrid’ event, giving you the choice of how to get involved. Our new CEO, Natalie Williams, and the Message Trust’s Sam Ward will deliver the keynote talks, to both ‘in-person’ and ‘online’ delegates. There will be a range of seminar options – some will be delivered live, and two of these will be live-streamed; others will be pre-recorded for our online delegates (learn more about them here).

Worship will be led by the band from the Message Trust; and all delegates (in-person and online) will have exclusive access to all streamed and recorded content for a month following the event, before they are more widely released.

The event runs from 10am-5.15pm at The Message Trust with doors opening at 9.15am. The main sessions will be live-streamed to online delegates, with a dedicated ‘Dashboard’ giving access to the live-streamed sessions plus a further seven pre-recorded seminars.

In the event of further Covid restrictions restricting ‘in-person’ delegates attending, ‘in-person’ registrations will be automatically converted to ‘online’ registrations. In that event, a refund can be requested.

CtCC Online

CtCC21 programme


10am
Session 1 (live-streamed): worship and keynote talk by Natalie Williams


Break


11.30am
Session 2 (live-streamed): worship; Jubilee+ update; video stories; offering

12.30pm
Session 3: morning seminar programme (1 live-streamed)


1.30pm Lunch break, including informal gathering for church leaders


2.15pm
Session 4 (live-streamed): worship and keynote talk by Sam Ward


Break


3.45pm
Session 5: afternoon seminar programme (1 live-streamed)

4.45pm
Session 6 (live-streamed): commissioning


5.15pm Finish


Keynote Speakers

Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams

Sam Ward

Sam Ward

Morning seminars
(in-person delegates)


Rob Davey

POVERTY AND THE PROPHETIC
ROB DAVEY
(will be live-streamed)

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 will lead us in looking at some innovative ways to pray for projects and people, including 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
(in-person delegates)


Angela Kemm

OFFERING HOPE AND SALVATION
ANGELA KEMM
(will be live-streamed)

We have more to offer to people in crisis than anything the world can give. Angela will encourage 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. The seminar will include stories from Angela's personal experience and opportunities for us to respond practically.


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. Ben will outline 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

Rosie will share 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 will identify challenges, and share principles and practice of 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. Natalie will offer some practical thoughts on how to plan for greater need in our communities.

Online seminars
(access from 12.30pm)


Head over to the conference dashboard from 12.30pm on the day of the event to access these pre-recorded seminars…


Philip North

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

Bishop Philip will address 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 will help you find a way forward in this vital issue.


Raj Saha

VALUING DIVERSITY AND BREAKING DOWN DIVISIONS, RAJ SAHA

Raj will share his personal experience of the journey to being part of and now leading a diverse church; 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 will explore 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 will explore 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'll discover a little more about God’s heart for business, hear stories of how he uses it for his purposes, and learn some practical steps we can all take to inspire job creation.


Steve Whittington

EQUIPPING PEOPLE TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET, STEVE WHITTINGTON

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

Location

The Message Trust is located at Harper Road, Sharston Industrial Estate, Manchester M22 4RG.

There is on-street parking available, but we would encourage wherever possible to share lifts or travel by public transport, (No. 43 Metro stops 5 minutes walk from the venue).