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Conference 2020

13–15 January 2020 (Mon–Wed)
The Hayes Conference Centre

Paula Gooder
Paula Gooder
Gavin and Anne Calver
Gavin and Anne Calver
Pete Everitt
Pete Everitt
Rich Robinson
Rich Robinson
Pete James
Pete James

Courage

What do you need at the start of the year? The Fresh Streams Conference offers spiritual refreshment through ministry, teaching, prayer and worship. What’s more, the food is great and the rooms are warm and comfortable!

Each January ministers, leaders, elders, deacons, worship leaders, youth, children and family leaders – whole church leadership teams – come to The Hayes and are inspired and invigorated.

You are invited to join them!

The conference begins with registration on Monday 13 January at 2pm, first session 3.30pm, and ends with lunch on Wednesday 15 January. Main sessions, workshops, prayer times, quiet space, fellowship, bookstall, newcomers’ reception… come along and discover it all!

Contributors

Paula Gooder

Paula Gooder

Paula Gooder is a speaker and writer on the Bible, particularly on the New Testament. She began her working life, teaching for twelve years in ministerial formation first at Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford and then at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham. Following this she spent around eight years as a speaker and writer in biblical studies travelling the country and seeking to communicate the best of biblical scholarship in as accessible a way as possible, after that she spent six years working for the Bible Society as their Theologian in Residence and then for the Birmingham Diocese as their Director of Mission Learning and Development. She has recently returned to speaking and writing full-time.

Gavin and Anne Calver

Gavin and Anne Calver

Anne Calver is a Minister at Stanmore Baptist Church. She is passionate about seeing people meet Jesus and released to grow into all their potential in Him. She has co-authored 3 books; 12 Disciples, Stumbling Blocks and Gamechangers. Anne is married to Gavin and has two miracle children: Amelie and Daniel. She loves spending time with her family, running, and digging deep into God’s Word. Gavin Calver is the Director of Mission at the Evangelical Alliance and the Chair of Spring Harvest. He has a burning passion to see the Gospel reach every person in the UK. Formerly the leader of Youth for Christ, Gavin's an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and has authored five books. Married to Anne, they have two children, Amelie and Daniel. He loves new challenges, is a passionate AFC Wimbledon supporter and was part of the team that broke the World Record for the longest 5 a side football match.

Pete Everitt

Pete Everitt

Pete is married to Hannah He became the minister of Yardley Baptist in May 2012. Before coming to Yardley, he ministered at Pershore Baptist Church as a youth worker and Tabernacle Baptist Church in Penarth in various ministry roles. He has studied at both Birmingham Christian College and South Wales Baptist College. Pete has a heart for discipleship, church transformation both locally and nationally and committed to seeing the gift of the Spirit being part of the everyday experience of following Jesus. He is active within the Baptist Together family involved with the millennials think tank and involved in the Heart of England Baptist Association as part of its minister’s conference planning group. He is on the national leadership team of the Fresh Streams Leaders network which exists to equip, inspire, connect, resource and give courage to leaders and leadership teams as we serve our churches and communities. Pete loves theology, plays the guitar and piano and is and amateur magician. He is also a school governor at the local junior school.

Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson

Rich is the Director of 5Qcollective, the training arm of 5Q, which is part of the 100M family. He also leads Catalyse Change, which provides training & coaching for church leaders and other organizations to equip and enable them around discipleship, leadership, mission and multiplication. Locally, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he works for Cairn, a ministry working with churches in the Celtic lands, training them to recapture discipleship & mission at the heart of their culture and practice. Rich was previously on staff at St Thomas' church, Sheffield in the UK for 12 years as the Missional Communities Team Leader. He's married to Anna, who is a writer & editor, and they have three children: Josiah, Esther and Samuel. They are passionate about living with integrity & intentionality as a family that follows & shares Jesus.

Pete James

Pete James

Based on the south coast of England, Pete lives with his wife Nicola and two daughters, Olivia and Summer. They moved to the seaside town of Eastbourne in June 2014 after living in Sheffield for over 12 years. It was in Sheffield that Pete served as Worship Director for St Thomas Church Philadelphia, and Nicola launched her company (www.nicola-james.com). Pete and his family attend Kings Church in Eastbourne where he serves as Worship Pastor for their three sites. Alongside this role he dedicates his time to songwriting, coaching and leading worship across the UK and abroad. Events he has played at include New Wine, Spring Harvest, Creation Fest, Big Church Day Out and Mission Worship. His role in the local church, combined with periods of touring, has given Pete expertise in establishing a thriving worship culture within churches. He frequently passes on his experiences through coaching days and seminars. He and his family have made their home where two worlds converge; the world of rolling hills, sea views and holidaymakers, and the world of the poor, homeless and addicted.

Venue: The Hayes Conference Centre

Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AU

The Hayes is set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside, easy to reach from the M1 and the A38. The rooms are hotel-standard, the food is plentiful and of a high standard. There is wifi freely available, and the bar is open in the evening!

Directions

By Road
The Hayes is only 5 miles from the M1. From Junction 28, take the A38 towards Derby. Leave the A38 at the marked exit for A615 Matlock/A61 Chesterfield and then take the B6179 towards Swanwick and Ripley at the island. At the traffic lights by the church in Swanwick, turn left towards Somercotes (B6016), then after 500yds, just past school buildings, turn right (sign posted ‘Conference Centre’) into Hayes Lane. The Conference Centre is straight ahead.

By Bus
From Derby, take the 9.1 or 9.2 to Mansfield and ask to be let off opposite the ‘Gate Inn’, Swanwick. Then walk down Hayes Lane; the Conference Centre is straight ahead – a 5 minute walk!

By Rail
Our local Railway station, which is 3 miles from the centre, is Alfreton Station on the Sheffield-Nottingham line. As trains are limited, it may be easier to travel to Derby Station and then journey on by bus or taxi from there. Enquire at the centre (01773 526000) on how to pre-book taxis which is the recommended option.

Quotes and report from last time

A place of refreshing and reviving which was badly needed

Spent dedicated time out with God, in the presence of some lovely people and great input. It was relaxed and challenging!

Vibrant worship, warm fellowship, inspiring teaching

How to book

Booking for the conference will open in July 2019