19.30 Session 1 with Pete Hughes
08.00-09.00 Foundations for the Good Life with Kath Dunn
09.30-11.00 Session 2 with Gary Best
11.30-13.00 Session 3 with Gary Best
13.00-16.00 LUNCH/FREE TIME – There will be a lunchtime gathering with Mark Melluish and Pete and Bee Hughes in the XXX room after Session 3. This is open to anyone who considers themselves a leader in the local Church or business. It is an opportunity to connect and network with other leaders in the LSE region. A sandwich lunch will be provided.
17.00-19.30 BREAK/FREE TIME
19.30-21.00 Session 4 with Pete Greig
21.30 Musical bingo
08.00-09.00 Centring Ourselves Daily in God’s Story with Gary Best
09.30-11.00 Session 5 with Pete Greig
11.30-13.00 Session 6 with Pete & Bee Hughes
You are welcome to enjoy the Center Parcs facilities for the rest of the day.
You must check out of your villa by 10.00 on Monday morning but you can enjoy the Center Parcs facilities for the rest of the day.
Foundations for the Good Life
Jesus famously said, ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full’ (John 10:10), but for many of us facing the pressures and struggles of a fast-paced 21st century life, we find the days and weeks just passing us by. This seminar looks at how we can build into our lives rhythms and practices that help us stay connected to Jesus.
A Kingdom Vision for Dating, Mating and Relating
Paul and Katy Sawrey
An opportunity to a take a look at some of the key questions surrounding sex and relationships, such as ‘Who should I date?’, ‘How should I date?’ and ‘How do I overcome past relationship pains?’ The seminar will be an honest account of the ups and downs (pun intended), challenges, joys and heartbreaks involved in this area of our lives.
A Kingdom Vision for Processing Pain
The writer Richard Rohr suggests that, 'Spirituality in its best sense is about what you do with your pain'. We have two options: we either transmit our pain onto those around us, or we bring it to God who transforms it. This session will be an opportunity to explore how we can invite God into our pain and embark on a journey towards healing in which our pain can be redeemed.
A Kingdom Vision for Your Workplace
Most of us spend at least 40 hours a week in the workplace. That’s far more time than we’ll ever spend in church, in small groups or even with our good friends, yet we’re far more likely to talk about having a Kingdom vision for these other environments. Why is that? How can we make these 40 hours count for the kingdom of God?
Centring Ourselves Daily in God’s Story
Are we totally committed to surrendering our lives daily for the furthering of God's story, or are we hanging around God to see if he'll help us promote our own agendas? The answer to this question probably drives our spiritual lives more than anything else. Thankfully Jesus gave us an amazing daily exercise to help keep our minds and hearts centered in trust and our eyes looking for ways to walk it out.
Pete and Bee Hughes lead KXC, a recent church plant in the King’s Cross area of London. Before that they spent five years on the leadership team at St Mary’s Bryanston Square. Together they oversee New Wine’s work amongst the 18-30s.
Tom Eccleshall and Karen Gillespie are part of the worship team at KXC in Central London. Tom is a civil engineer by day and a singer-songwriter by night, and Karen works as a freelance television promotional director.
"God gave me a new confidence that I will be able to do what he has called me to do this year, because he will be with me and will equip me for the task. I came feeling pretty anxious about it but left feeling much more confident. I felt a sense of dissatisfaction of the level of my faith, and the parameters within which I live my Christian life - if it is true and worth living for, then I want to give my all to it and not be happy with just my current experience of God, church and worship... there must be more than this. God revealed to me something more of how much he loves me personally. The speaker helpfully shared that, 'I don't perform to be loved, I perform because I am loved,' which resonated with me. I felt the prayer at the end for the prophets, teachers and apostles was really affirming and it was good to be able to pray for each other in that way before we went home."
"I went by myself and it was the most incredible weekend of my life. God pursued me in every meeting. The worship was anointed, the speakers a perfect balance of challenge and fun, and the prayer ministry was powerful and exactly what I needed. It was also an amazing setting. I have come home feeling massively blessed and want to return with a big group of people."
"I have been having an interesting time of it lately, and the conference really helped me to refocus - the number of words that seemed to be directed at me through the talks led me to revaluate how I had been using my time and confirmed a number of challenges I felt God had been confronting me with."
"I feel truly honoured to have attended the event. It was an amazing worship and I really felt God's presence and feel energised to focus building up my understanding and focus on God's wisdom, to listen more and make time to carry out God's work."