Saturday 6th July 2019

2019 Conference

Journeys of Faith

The Conference Programme

09:00 - 09:30 Registration & Breakfast  

09:30 - 11:00 Welcome, Worship and Main Talk   

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After a brief welcome and a time of worship Rachel Turner will be speaking to us. Rachel is an author and pioneer of Parenting for Faith with BRF, equipping carers of all kinds to raise God-connected children and teens. She has worked in a variety of churches as a Family Life Pastor, Children’s Pastor and Youth Pastor since 2004. She consults, speaks at conferences and runs training days for parents and church leaders around the UK and Europe. Rachel has an exciting message about how we can journey with children and families in a life of faith.  

11:00 - 12:00 Seminars 

Victoria Beech from God Venture will be exploring rituals and how they can be drawn upon throughout a faith journey to support children to make strong God Connections 

The role of Ritual 

Esther Cummins will explore the role of transitions during sessions and across a child's journey in church. Practical ideas and resources will be highlighted in the seminar to help support this important area of ministry

Winning at transition 

Gareth Hiller from Care from the Family will be sharing about the Kitchen Table Project and associated resources that are aimed at supporting children and families as they journey together in a life of faith. 

Discipleship at home

12:00 - 13:00 Free Buffet Lunch 

13:15 - 14:15 Seminars 

In this seminar Rachel Turner will explore key tools that can assist children in making strong God Connections. Delegates will explore, try and consider how they can apply these tools to their area of ministry. 

Key Tools 

In this Session James Archer will explore the role of story in children's ministry. He will provide practical examples and share simple resources to show how story can be developed in children's ministry 

Children as story tellers

Victoria Beech from God Venture will be exploring rituals and how they can be drawn upon throughout a faith journey to support children to make strong God Connections 

The Role of Ritual 

14:15 - 15:15 Seminars 

In this seminar Rachel Turner will explore key tools that can assist children in making string God Connections. Delegates will explore, try and consider how they can apply these tools to their area of ministry.

Key Tools

Gareth Hiller from Care from the Family will be sharing about the Kitchen Table Project and associated resources that are aimed at supporting children and families as they journey together in a life of faith. 

Discipleship at home 

Esther Cummins will explore the role of transitions during sessions and across a child's journey in church. Practical ideas and resources will be highlighted in the seminar to help support this important area of ministry

Winning at Transition 

15:15 - 16:00 Short Talk, Plenary and Prayer 

Liberating Childhood - The Bible time and again speaks of freedom. As a child takes steps through their journey of faith they build an identity of their own shaped by the experiences, people, places and norms that they encounter. In the short talk James will consider what liberated childhood could look like, how this could be achieved and what benefits this could bring for the church. After this we will have a short plenary session and pray into the outcomes from the conference. 

 

 

In addition to entry to the conference, for the £20 fee delegates at our conference will get a FREE copy of Rachel’s new book ‘Parenting Children for a Life of Faith’ (RRP £12.99). There will be a light breakfast of muffins and fruit on arrival and a FREE buffet lunch. CherishEd. takes great delight in subsidising the cost of the conference to enable this event to be as accessible as possible. We are really pleased to be holding the conference at The Oak Church, 54 Bradford Road, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 6EF again this year.

 

There are only 100 places at our conference – we hope to see you there!

Rachel Turner

We’re excited to welcome Rachel Turner as our main speaker for 2019. Come and hear Rachel's heart for equipping carers of all kinds to raise God-connected children and teens.

Our Speakers