Planting churches is one of the most effective ways to multiply disciples, congregations and movements. We’re excited to see leaders and churches exploring, initiating and resourcing church planting in all denominations and traditions across England. If you are involved in starting new churches or interested in discovering more, this conference is for you.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening – we’d love you to be part of it!
London Pre-conference / Sunday 16 – Tuesday 18 June
London Prayer Evening (open to everyone) / Tuesday 18 June
Join us at St Mary Woolnoth from 17:30 – 19:00, even if you’re not attending the Conference. Bring your teams to this open evening of worship and intercession for our cities and nations with Bishop Jill Duff, Bishop Ric Thorpe, Matt Hogg, Mark Bishop and Will Jackson.
London Church Planting Conference / Wednesday 19 June
With Archie Coates, Bishop Jill Duff, Dave Ferguson, Bishop Philip North & Ed Stetzer (via video)
Leeds Church Planting Conference / Thursday 20 June
With Gary Best, Archie Coates, Bishop Jill Duff, Bishop Philip North, Miriam Swaffield & Ed Stetzer (via video)
We hope to see you and your teams in London on 19.06.19 or Leeds on 20.06.19!
Book Tickets for Church Planting Conference – LONDON
Wednesday 19 June
Book Tickets for Church Planting Conference – LEEDS
Thursday 20 June
Book tickets for London Church Planting Conference & PRE-CONFERENCE
Sunday 16 – Tuesday 18 June with London Conference on Wednesday 19 June
Those exploring church planting, church planters and their teams, sending church leaders, and those who oversee church planting strategically.
There’ll be a mix of TED-style talks from experienced practitioners and leaders, interactive seminars, and the chance to network with church planters. We want to equip you and fuel this growing missional movement.
Our seminars will explore topics such as ‘Resilience for Church Planters‘, ‘Leadership and Apprenticeships‘, ‘Divine Action and Human Responsibility‘, and ‘Stimulating Growth‘. We are excited to have the following outstanding leaders joining us in London as seminar hosts and panellists: Yemi Adedeji, Adam Atkinson, Mark Bishop, Al Gordon, Ali Herbert, Tim May, Angus Ritchie, Beki Rogers, Cris Rogers, Christian Selvaratnam, Helen Shannon, Alex Wood, Pete Wynter and Engin Yildirim.
Leaders who are interested in every stage of the church planting process – from exploring the systems and structures needed to facilitate it through to hearing the experiences of different planters. If you’re part of a diocesan team, a denominational or organisational leader, or wanting to plant, we’d love to invite you to this immersive experience of Anglican church planting in London.
Hear real stories of church planting, visit different church plants, and find out how we identify, develop and multiply church planting opportunities strategically.
As the Bishop of Islington, Bishop Ric is responsible for the Diocese of London's goal of creating 100 new worshipping communities by 2020, as well as working nationally to support dioceses to plant new churches.
Bishop Jill, the Bishop of Lancaster, is passionate about planting new congregations and creating confident witnesses for Jesus Christ who become ‘beacons’ in their communities. The ambition is to raise the level of intercession in Lancashire so that planting is normal by 2026 across all traditions, demographics and geographies.
As the Bishop of Burnley, in the Diocese of Blackburn, Bishop Philip recently helped to launch a strategy that includes an aspiration to have a thriving, growing, loving church on every significant estate in the country.
Archie is the Vicar at St Peter's Church in Brighton. He led a team from Holy Trinity Brompton to plant into the biggest church in Brighton. Archie and his team have now planted from St Peter's - twice within Brighton, and also to Hastings, Crawley and Portsmouth.
Dave Ferguson is an award-winning author, founding and lead pastor of Chicago’s Community Christian Church, a missional multi-site community considered one of the most influential churches in America. Dave also provides visionary leadership for NewThing, an international church-planting movement, and is president of the Exponential Conference.
Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College; serves as Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College; and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalised, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; has two doctorates; and has written a dozen books.