Leadership Conference 2017: South and South West

Leadership Conference 2017: South and South West

Online bookings closed. Tickets available to purchase on the door.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:00 to Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:45
Woodlands Christian Centre, Woodland Rd, Bristol, BS8 2AA


Online bookings are now closed. Tickets are available to purchase on the door.

Leaders are at the heart of our vision to see local churches changing nations. Leaders in ministry, in the workplace and in the community. Leaders who have a passion to see our communities and our culture renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Leaders who want to be part of something bigger. 

Holding our Leadership Conference at four locations across England allows us to better enable leaders to build the Kingdom of God together under a common regional identity within their local community. We encourage you and your teams to book on and join us for what promises to be a significant week in the life of the New Wine family. Together we will encounter God for ourselves, be challenged by both God’s word and impactful leadership principles, and spend time together with our teams and other leaders. 

Advance Information for delegates can be found here.


Debby Wright is National Director of Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland, alongside her husband John. They also lead Trent Vineyard, Nottingham.
David Stroud has been leading churches for over 20 years and ChristChurch London is the third church that he has started.
Rich Johnson is the New Wine Regional Director for the South & South West region and Vicar of All Saints Worcester.
Rev Chris Russell is the vicar of St Laurence Church in Reading and advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury for Evangelism and Witness at Lambeth Palace.
Rev Dr Emma Ineson is Principal of Trinity College Bristol.
The Venerable Nikki Groarke is Archdeacon of Dudley in the Diocese of Worcester, a role in which she oversees churches of all sizes, in both rural and urban areas.
Paul Harcourt is New Wine's National Leader and vicar at All Saints Woodford Wells
Ben Doolan is curate at St Michael le Belfrey in York and is Head of 18-30s ministry for New Wine.


Age (as at 17 March 2017)

Super Early Bird - full fees received on or before 30 September 2016

Early Bird - full fees received on or before 31 January 2017

Full fees received after 31 January 2017

Over 30 years£55£65£75
Leaders in Training£40£50£60

30 and under












If you're a Leader in Training over 30 years old, to take advantage of the discounted price you'll need to be a member of the Leadership Network - click here to sign up.

Once you've joined the network, book your place and pay the deposit only, then drop us a line at info@new-wine.org and we'll update your ticket price.

Day tickets

Wed 15 Mar14.00-21.00£21.50
Wed 15 Mar (evening)19.00-21.00£5.50
Thu 16 Mar09.15-21.00£37.50
Thu 16 Mar (evening)19.00-21.00£5.50
Fri 17 Mar09.15-12.45£16.00


You can view the programme online here.

Programme may be subject to change. 

N.B. Food will not be provided in the meal breaks. Please ask the venue team for information about local places to eat.

Wed 15 Mar                

14.00-15.30     Rich Johnson: 'Leading churches that lead their communities into life'

15.30-16.00     Break  

16.00-17.30     Seminars

Dave Mitchell: 'The four Rs of church growth'

Paul Swann: 'How are you being? Soul care in the context of ministry'

Paul Wilcox: 'Intentional mentoring – an ancient art in a contemporary context'

17.30-19.30     Dinner

19.30-21.00     Chris Russell: 'How good and new is your Good News?'


Thur 16 Mar               

09.15-10.45     David Stroud: 'The mission of God'

10.45-11.15     Break  

11.15-12.45     David Stroud: 'Vocation'

12.45-14.00     Lunch 

14.00-15.30     Seminars

Nikki Groarke: 'Courageous Kingdom leadership for a changing world '

Ben Doolan: '18-30s: Reaching a generation'

Jo Leighton & Emily Duffy: 'The Pixar principle: creating multi-generational church'

Tim Meathrel: 'Third Person: going further in the ministry of the Spirit (1)'

15.30-16.00     Break  

16.00-17.30     Seminars

Simon Kirby: 'With ingenuity we flourish'

Neil Bennetts: 'Healthy worship: countering cultural narratives of consumerism, celebrity and performance'

Stephen Beach: 'Flying a flag for urban ministry'

Tim Meathrel: 'Third Person: going further in the ministry of the Spirit (2)'

17.30-19.30     Dinner

19.30-21.00     Debby Wright: 'There's more'


Friday 17 Mar             

09.15-10.45     Emma Ineson: 'Ambitious for the Kingdom: what Jesus said about success'

10.45-11.15     Break  

11.15-12.45     Paul Harcourt: 'Thinking clearly, walking confidently'



Accommodation is not included in the cost of your ticket.


Local accommodation:


The Regency Hotel
40-44 St Paul's Rd
The Clifton Hotel
St Paul's Rd
Channings Hotel
20 Pembroke Rd
Premier Inn
Lewins Mead
Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre
Bond St S
The Grand Hotel
Broad St

Please note: New Wine cannot accept any responsibility for the quality of accommodation at these establishments.

Terms and Conditions

1. Places can be reserved with a £15 deposit per person, but full fees must be received by 20 February 2017 at the latest. 

2. All cancellations incur a £15 per person administration fee.

3. All cancellations must be received in writing by 20 February 2017 otherwise full fees will be forfeited.

4. Bookings are transferable for a £5 per person administration fee if requested in writing.

5. Holiday insurance is recommended in case of unforseen circumstances.

6. In the unlikely event of changes to the programme or speakers we are unable to offer refunds.