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Conference 2023

9–11 January 2023 (Mon–Wed)
The Hayes Conference Centre

Tania Bright
Tania Bright
Steve Uppal
Steve Uppal
Hayley Young
Hayley Young
Paul Harcourt
Paul Harcourt
Florrie and Josh
Florrie and Josh

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Here is some information about our 2023 Conference – more details to follow and bookings will be open in early September

Each January ministers, leaders, elders, deacons, worship leaders, youth leaders – whole church leadership teams – come to The Hayes and are inspired and invigorated.
You are invited to join them!

We are pleased to announce that our annual National Leadership Conference will take place in January 2023 from Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick.

The conference begins with registration on Monday 9 January at 2pm, first session 3.30pm, and ends with lunch on Wednesday 11 January.
We shall have BSL interpreters for the main sessions of our event and for some seminars.

We are delighted that this year’s conference is brought to you in partnership with BMS World Mission

Bookings are open from 5 September with 300 places available, our theme will be “Empowered” and our 4 keynote speakers are listed below.

Worship will be led by Josh and Florrie and the conference will be hosted by the Fresh Streams Leadership Team.

Contributors

Tania Bright

Tania Bright

Tania Bright is the CEO of Home for Good, a national charity with a vision to find a home for every child who needs one through fostering, adoption and supported lodgings for teenagers. Previously, Tarn (as she is known) was interim CEO at CapitalMass, compiling a ten-year strategy for social action across the Diocese of London. Tarn is a seasoned public speaker, author and executive coach and has 20 years of ministerial experience as well as a background working in FTSE100 companies. Tarn shares her wealth of business knowledge and leadership acumen serving on a variety of Boards: Essential Christian; Restored; and Kyria, as well as being on the National Leadership Team for Edge Ministries. Tarn is an adoptive mum to two incredible boys. They live by the river in central London and enjoy mudlarking and supporting their inner-city farm.

Steve Uppal

Steve Uppal

Alongside his wife, Esther, Steve has been the senior leader of All Nations Church since 2001. Steve is also recognised as the Apostolic leader of the growing All Nations Movement which gathers churches and leaders together with the vision of turning nations back to God through prayer, disciple making and church planting. Steve’s passion is for the church to fulfil her glorious destiny and for every believer to become strong in their inner being, engage with God’s purpose and find their place in His plans. Steve is the author of 4 books; Rousing the Warriors - A prophetic call to boldly advance the kingdom, One Life - A guide to living a life of purpose, Burning Ones – Awakening your heart to burn and Highly Flammable – A 40 day devotional to awaken your passion for God. Steve and Esther have grown children: Bethany married to Thomas, Sophia, Joel and Judah. And one granddaughter Talitha.

Hayley Young

Hayley Young

Hayley is the current President of Baptist Together and the Regional Minister: Strategy & Transition in the Northern Baptist Association. She has been in local pastoral ministry for 14 years serving in churches in SCBA, CBA, SWBA and now NBA. She was called into ministry in my early 20s and was ordained when I was 24 after studying at Spurgeons College. She believes that the local church should be about people who are hungry to live out the way of Jesus. She believes in the power of God’s word to change lives. Hayley is encouraging us in our ministry and mission to Build a Bigger Table: "Many of us were exposed to the ugly truths of divided communities: divide by their race, gender, religion, economic circumstances. These divisions are not just words but a dark reality for many people who are excluded, murdered, discriminated against and more. But I believe there is hope for our communities. Hayley has a passion for seeing ministers, pioneers and church leaders released into their true calling, living life to its fulness centred from a place of wholeness and wellbeing in Jesus.

Paul Harcourt

Paul Harcourt

Paul and Becky lead All Saints’ Woodford Wells in North East London, where they have been since 1995. Paul is National Leader of New Wine England, and Becky is a member of the New Wine National Leadership Team. They are both involved in leadership training for renewed churches and regularly speak at conferences in the UK and Europe. Paul leads All Saints’ Woodford Wells in North East London with his wife Becky, where they have been since 1995. Paul is involved in leadership training for renewed churches and regularly speaks at conferences in the UK and Europe

Florrie and Josh

Florrie and Josh

Florrie and Josh felt the Lord call them to step out of church roles at the end of 2020 to become “full time worshippers.” They believe this role resonates with that of the Levites in the Old Testament, primarily seeking the Lord and ministering to His heart, and often in so doing they are invited in to spaces to lead others in worship of Him too. They believe they have been called to use their home as a space of encounter, hosting the presence of God and inviting others in to meet with Him. They have been living by faith for two years now (it’s been a crazy journey!), are based in the North-West corner of London and are big foodies!

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.

Price

  • £235 — Full Conference- ensuite room per person
  • £85 — Day Visitor - Tuesday only

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