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Seminar speakers at this year's conference

The Jubilee+ team is excited about our seventh annual conference being held at City Church Cambridge on Saturday 28 October 2017. The seminars are listed here, along with introductions to the great speakers we have lined up...

MORNING SEMINARS

Biblical mandate: Remember the poor – Mike Betts (Relational Mission)

Mike Betts leads the Relational Mission family of churches.

He is an inspirational speaker with a desire to raise up many spiritual sons and daughters to be all they can be in God. He has also authored From the Inside out: A Grace-Filled Life.

Mike is married to Sue and they have a married grown up son. Mike and Sue were born and brought up in Lowestoft, UK.

Mike is part of the eldership team at Lowestoft Community Church.  In his spare time Mike is a keen fly fisherman, jazz fan and Norwich City supporter.

Network 1: Refugees and asylum seekers – Dave Smith (Boaz Trust)

Dave Smith is the founder of the Manchester-based Boaz Trust charity, which accommodates and supports over 70 destitute asylum seekers and refugees. He is the author of the Book of Boaz  and Refugee Stories, and coordinates NACCOM, the national 'No Accommodation' network. He recently set up a new website in partnership with Jubilee+ called R2C2 – the Refugee Resource Centre for Churches. 

Network 2: Building churches in deprived areas – Martin Charlesworth (Jubilee+) with Jim Harper (Encounter Camps)

Martin heads up the Jubilee+ team alongside being on the eldership team of Barnabas Community Church, Shrewsbury, and leading the School of Leadership training base at Sheffield for Christ Central Churches.

Jim is one of the elders at Hope Church, Worcester where he leads two congregations, one aimed for people with homelessness and addiction issues and the other on an estate in a deprived area.

Jim runs the Encounter camps which are annual five-day camps set up to help see people with life-controlling issues receive supernatural breakthroughs. Jim also has a burden to see many more churches or congregations planted in some of our most deprived areas in the UK. He also runs the Good Soil Trust and is married with two teenage children.

Social business: Building the future – Ken Dickson (Axiom-e)

Ken and his wife Rosemary have lived in Cambridge for many years and are part of the City Church family.

Through boardroom input, Ken helps niche commercial businesses, social enterprises and charities make a significant impact on society.

By training people in business essentials with a biblical foundation, Ken enables the next generation of entrepreneurs to benefit their communities.

Apart from business training, Ken's passion is to offer intuitive independent mobility to the severely disabled, enabling them to engage with life more fully.

For relaxation, Ken enjoys time with his family, cycling and hill-walking.
 
Challenging our own attitudes: class, materialism and cynicism – Natalie Williams (Jubilee+)

Natalie grew up in a working class family in Hastings, one of the most deprived areas of Britain. She is co-author of the Jubilee+ books The Myth of the Undeserving Poor  (2014) and A Church for the Poor  (2017). Natalie is Communications Coordinator for Jubilee+, as well as overseeing communications and social action for King's Church Hastings.

AFTERNOON SEMINARS

Leadership challenges in building churches for the poor – Martin Charlesworth (Jubilee+)

Martin heads up the Jubilee+ team alongside being on the eldership team of Barnabas Community Church, Shrewsbury, and leading the School of Leadership training base at Sheffield for Christ Central Churches.

Network 3: Engaging with isolated elderly – Stephen Hammersley (Pilgrims Friend Society), Helen Wordsworth (Parish Nursing), Jeremy Sharpe (Linking Lives UK)

Stephen is interested in helping older people have fulfilled lives as described in the Bible. The charity that Stephen leads runs residential care homes and housing schemes and produces resources to equip churches in ministry with older people. Outside work Stephen is an active member of ChristChurch Harpenden and is part of the team that reaches out to older people in the town.

Helen is a nurse educator, Baptist minister, and Founder-director of Parish Nursing Ministries UK. Based in Peterborough, they help churches take steps towards developing health ministry.  Helen's doctoral study Rediscovering a ministry of health: Parish nursing as a mission of the local church  is published by Wipf and Stock and available through bookshops and online booksellers.  

Over 90 UK churches of all denominations now have a nurse on their ministry team and there are thousands more in 30 countries across the world.

After a career in the financial services industry Jeremy has been instrumental in the development of the award winning charity Linking Lives UK. The charity enables churches and Christian organisations support lonely older people in local communities by helping them to set up befriending schemes.  Jeremy is now the National Co-ordinator as well as engaging in Christian community work in his own community near Reading.

Network 4: Addictions – a church-based response – Joss Bray (Competent Compassion)

Joss is a doctor with extensive experience as a Psychiatrist, GP and a Substance Misuse Specialist. He is currently working in the prisons in NE England, helping people with drug and alcohol problems. He also leads Gateway Church Northumberland which is part of the Newfrontiers family of churches. He is passionate about people being treated with competent compassion whether in the workplace or church, and would love to see the church equipped more, both to welcome and to help people with addictions.

Transforming lives – Angela Kemm (Cambridge City Church)

Angela worked for many years in the townships of Cape Town where she saw God breakthrough in amazing ways in all kinds of situations. She is now based at City Church Cambridge from where she ministers into many churches across Europe. Her passion is to see the church encouraged to be all that God has called us to be in society and to make a difference wherever we go.

Speaking up for the poor in words and actions – Andy Biggs (Jubilee+) and Natalie Williams (Jubilee+)

Andy heads up the Jubilee+ Impact Research team. He runs his own business, is a director of Traidcraft and is involved with a number of other charities and social businesses.

Natalie grew up in a working class family in Hastings, one of the most deprived areas of Britain. She is co-author of the Jubilee+ books The Myth of the Undeserving Poor  (2014) and A Church for the Poor  (2017). Natalie is Communications Coordinator for Jubilee+, as well as overseeing communications and social action for King's Church Hastings.

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