Plans are in place for the 2021 Annual Conference. The dates are set for Tuesday 6 April to Thursday 8th April, and the Conference will hopefully take place again at the popular venue High Leigh in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
The key speaker at the event will be John McGinley, who will be unpacking the theme of 'An Unchanging Gospel' over three days:
- Session 1: 'Everything has changed: understanding our missional context'
- Session 2: 'Nothing has changed: the call to make disciples'
- Session 3: 'Making changes: restoring missional confidence'
John recently finished being Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Leicester where he worked for 11 years and oversaw the development of missional communities and church planting teams. While remaining on the team in Leicester he is now Head of Church Planting Development for New Wine and the Development Enabler for the Archbishop’s College of Evangelists.
He is author of Mission Shaped Grace and Mission Shaped Living which express his desire to give confidence and equip people to be disciples who make new disciples of Jesus Christ.
John is married to Bridget and they have two grown-up daughters and a mad springer spaniel. Apart from evangelism the other thing he loves to talk about is sport. He is a season ticket holder at Leicester City FC (although he is actually a life-long Liverpool supporter!).
Youths and young children
It is planned for The Youth Conference to run alongside the main conference, details of which will confirmed. And a programme of activities is also planned to amuse and inspire the younger children.
By popular demand, we are also hoping to include a Barn Dance for an evening session of swirling and toe-tapping fun!
The planned schedule and a booking form will be posted as soon as we are able to confirm details and High Leigh availability.
The Annual Conference is an enjoyable way for the Connexion Community to come together for prayer, worship, learning, discussion, inspiration, fun and friendship. 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!
The photograph shows Connexion members at our 2019 Annual Conference at High Leigh. Due to the Coronavirus epidemic our 2020 event was sadly cancelled. We pray that 2021 may bring our community together again - in person rather than through Zoom!