Wednesday 9th October 2019
Location: Dewsbury Evangelical Church,
Central Street, Dewsbury, WF13 2LZ
9:15am Doors open, welcome, registration, coffee
10:00am Session 1: Persevering in Planting – Tim Davies
Having worked in industry and business, primarily marketing in the motor industry, Tim was ordained as a Church of England clergyman in 1993. His early posts took him to rural Oxfordshire and Fulwood (Sheffield) before, in 2003, he planted Christ Church Central, a multi-cultural church in the heart of Sheffield. As well as being senior pastor at Christ Church, Tim also serves the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) and is much in demand as a church planting advisor.
11:30am Session 2: Planting from the ground up – Ian Goodson
Although growing up on the Isle of Wight, Ian will be known to many in Yorkshire, having planted Grace Church, Wakefield in 2014.
1:45pm Session 3: Conference discussion: when fruit takes years instead of months
Split into three groups:
a) When fruit takes years instead of months: Perspective – Tim Davies
b) When fruit takes years instead of months: Place – Ian Goodson
c) When fruit takes years instead of months: Person – Richard Underwood
30 minutes discussion, followed by 15 minutes prayer.
3:00pm Session 4: Pastoral survival in the planting ministry – Richard Underwood
Richard is an elder at Christchurch, Market Harborough with particular responsibility for home groups and pastoral care. However, most will know him for his many years of service as Pastoral Ministries Director of the FIEC. Outside of church, one of his favourite pastimes is “extreme reading” — that’s an extremely good book in an extremely comfortable chair!