19.30 Session 1 with Debbie Wright
After hours: Quiz Night
08.00-09.00 ‘Return’ early morning session
09.30-11.00 Session 2 with Jon Tyson
11.30-13.00 Session 3 with Jon Tyson
13.00-16.30 LUNCH/FREE TIME – There will be a lunchtime gathering for leaders with Nadine Parkinson (N&E Regional Leader), Alan Taylor and members of the Burn Team in the Main Venue after Session 3. This is open to anyone who considers themselves a leader in the local Church, marketplace or business. It is an opportunity to connect and network with other leaders in the N&E region. Please bring your own lunch.
17.30-19.30 BREAK/FREE TIME
19.30 Session 4 with Pete Hughes
After hours: Social
08.00-09.00 ‘Advance’ early morning session
09.30-11.00 Session 5 with Jon Tyson
11.30-13.00 Session 6 with the Burn Team
You are welcome to enjoy the Center Parcs facilities for the rest of the day.
You must check out by 10.00 on Monday morning but you can enjoy the Center Parcs facilities for the rest of the day.
The Burn Team
This early morning session will be a refreshing time of prayer and worship, helping us return to our loving heavenly Father. Whether you feel tired, if stuff is weighing heavy on your heart or you feel a barrier between yourself and God, this session aims to help you return to a place of love, joy and peace in God’s presence.
In this session we will tackle together some of the big questions about discipleship. How are we being discipled by the culture around us? How do we actually become more like Jesus? Where are you on that journey? And how can we play a role in other people being transformed?
The gospel’s power is most powerfully seen when a whole community sees the place they live transformed for good. Billy will draw on his experience as a church leader and work with Eden to help you explore the possibilities in your community, and raise your faith in the gospel to change the toughest of communities.
Transforming the 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?
The Burn Team
This early morning session will be a time to be encouraged to advance God’s kingdom through prayer. We will be standing in the gap for situations, people and places, catching God’s heart and being freshly empowered by him to advance his Kingdom in prayer. We will use a variety of ways to help everyone feel empowered and encouraged to pray afresh.
Luke Smith works for Fusion, helping churches to connect with the student generation. He is also a leader at G2 and part of St Michael le Belfrey Church, York. New Wine’s BURN team will be co-hosting this event.
Alan Taylor works for the Ivy Manchester church, helping lead one of its new church communities. The community meets in a pub that used to be a church, displaying Jesus to a local area that includes a brothel, a shelter for homeless people, and a university campus. Alan has just turned 30, is married, with an 18 month old toddler called Moses.
Chris Sayburn is the full-time Worship and Creative Communications Pastor at St George’s Church, Leeds.
"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."