We are delighted to announce that the Speaker at this year's conference will be John McGinley.
John recently concluded his position as the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Leicester, where he led the church for 11 years and oversaw the development of missional communities and church planting teams. He will still remain as part of the team at Leicester, but in addition has taken on two new challenges as Head of Church Planting Development for New Wine and the Development Enabler for the Archbishop’s College of Evangelists.
John is the author of Mission Shaped Grace and Mission Shaped Living which give voice to his desire to inspire confidence and equip people to be disciples who go on to make new disciples of Jesus Christ. He is married to Bridget and they have two grown-up daughters (as well as a slightly mad springer spaniel).
In addition to his passion for evangelism, John also has a great love of sport. He is a season ticket holder at Leicester City FC (although it has to be admitted that he is actually a life-long supporter of Liverpool FC).
His presence at the 2021 Conference will be a great blessing for our Connexion members, bringing enlightenment and inspiration.
2021 Conference dates
Lockdown restrictions made it impossible for The Connexion to meet over Easter this year as is usually the case, but God willing, the three-day event has been scheduled for Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 October at High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
The Conference is a hugely popular event and a wonderful way for the Connexion Community to come together from all corners of the nation to celebrate in prayer, worship, learning, discussion, inspiration, fun and friendship.
Youths and young children
It is also planned for The Youth Conference to run alongside the main conference, and a programme of activities will be organised to amuse and inspire the younger children.
The 2021 gathering will be the 199th event, and following such difficult times, we hope it will be possible to make the occasion better than ever.
Please put the dates in your diary. A Conference Booking Form and detailed schedule will be posted up when final arrangements have been confirmed.