Schedule and Self-select Sessions

Schedule

The Lay Conference will consist of a combination of all-together plenary sessions and smaller self-select sessions, with opportunities for connecting with others sharing similar interests. Click here to find out more about the keynote address. 

There will also be a marketplace with stallholders.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

08:50 Registration and Refreshments
10:00  Opening Worship
Introduction by Bishop Nick Baines
10:15 Keynote Address: "Our plans and God's: doing something useful with our lives"
Mark Russell (Chief Executive, Church Army)
11:00 Magazine Slot - including testimony, podcast and interview with Cal Bailey and Bishop Jo Bailey-Wells
11:20 Refreshment Break 
11:50 Self-Select Session 1 
12:50 Lunch and Marketplace
14:00 Self-Select Session 2 
15:00 Refreshment Break and Marketplace
15:45 Magazine Slot - including Online Training Platform, lay ministry pathways, "Setting God's People Free" and 'take-home'
16:15 Closing Worship
16:45 Depart

 

Self-select Sessions

All delegates will be required to choose their preferred self-select session during registration for tickets. To register for a ticket, please click here

These options will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

If a session is fully subscribed, the option on the Eventbrite registration page will be greyed out and read "N/A". 

Participants will need to select two options as follows:

  1. Either Main Auditorium Option A or Main Auditorium Option B.
  2. Choose a self-select option in the other time slot.
    • Three of these self-select options are offered in both time slots. 
    • Please click on the titles below for information on the content and speakers for each option. 
Session 1 (11:50-12:50) Session 2 (14:00-15:00)
Main Auditorium Option A

God's Call, The Old Testament and Me
Bishop Jo Bailey Wells
 
Main Auditorium Option B

Seeing God at Work
Neil Hudson + Guests
Self-select option

The Power of Story
Kate Nicholas
 
Self-select option

The Power of Story
Kate Nicholas
 
Self-select option

God and Science
Denis Alexander 
Self-select option

God and Science
Denis Alexander 
Self-select option

Wellbeing, Mental Health and Making a Difference
Dr Andy Parnham
Self-select option

Wellbeing, Mental Health and Making a Difference
Dr Andy Parnham
Self-select option

Living Faith in Rural Areas
Amiel Osmaston
 
Self-select option

Faith in Business
Cal Bailey 
Self-select option

Living Faith in Urban Areas
Damian Feeney 
 
Self-select option

Engaging Confidently with People of Different Faiths
Bishop Toby Howarth + Guests
Self-select option

Help! We Don't Have Any Young People...
Nick Shepherd
Self-select option

God's Call and People with Disabilities
Roy McCloughry + Guests
 
Self-select option

Starting Something New
Nic Findlay 
Self-select option 

Fear, Trust and God-centered Leadership
David Runcorn
 
Self-select option

Developing Young Leaders
Sam Hibbard and guests
 
Self-select option

Young People as Disciples
David Welch
Self-select option

Caring for God's World
Rich Bee
 
Self-select option

Social Engagement and Sharing Your Faith
Paul Hackwood + Guests 

Self-select option

Overcoming Obstacles 
Lara Buchanan

Self-select option

Prayer for All Seasons
Bishop Jo Bailey Wells
 

 

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