Strengthening the church
and making disciples in the COVID 'new normal'
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference when 220 people joined from all over the UK for an unforgettable weekend we are excited to introduce our 2021 Conference.
The conference will be held via Zoom over Friday afternoon and evening. We have a stellar line up of seminar speakers with our keynote speaker being the inspirational Shodankeh Johnson from Sierra Leone. If you have not heard him before you will not want to miss him! He has a much needed message for the British church, born out of persecution, hardships and having seen significant growth in the church across his homeland (see bio below).
Our 15 seminar speakers (more are being added all the time) are drawn from across the UK and bring practical wisdom to a wide range of areas that many churches are grappling with in our current climate as we begin to move into the post pandemic world. They include subjects such as: Keeping the gospel central in community engagement, demonstrating the relevance of church in a post Christian culture, church in the online world, developing blended church, making Jesus known in our youth culture, pathways to friendship evangelism and so much more.
The big group teaching and worship times will be blended with loads of small discussion breakout rooms, Q and A with the speakers, relaxed virtual coffee times to reconnect with friends and make new connections. All done at a pace and in a way creatively designed to enable everyone to become energised, inspired and equipped for the season ahead. We have also been able to make it available at an affordable cost that would be less than you would spend on fuel and coffee if you were to join us in person!
Whatever your role in your local church this conference is designed to encourage Christians across the UK to reflect on the learnings from the last year and become fired up and equipped to take the opportunities that the Holy Spirit is opening up for us all as we move forward into the new uncertain world.
Book today and spread the word about this exciting conference so as many as possible will be able to benefit from this much anticipated event to make Jesus known across the UK.
Yours in Christ
Counties Planting Network
Main Guest Speakers
Global Training and Prayer Mobilisation
We are delighted to have Shodankeh Johnson with us during the Connect Conference for our main teaching sessions. He is an inspirational leader and speaker who God has used greatly to impact the nation of Sierra Leone over the last couple of decades.
Shodankeh is the husband of Santa, and father of seven, and is the leader of New Harvest Ministries (NHM) in Sierra Leone. Through God’s favour, and a commitment to Disciple Making Movements, they have seen hundreds of simple churches planted, over 70 schools started, and many other access ministries initiated in Sierra Leone in the last 15 years. This includes churches among 15 Muslim people groups. They have also sent long-term workers to 14 countries in Africa, including 8 countries in the Sahel and Maghreb.
Shodankeh has led training and catalysing prayer and disciple-making movements in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has served as the President of the Evangelical Association of Sierra Leone and the African Director of CityTeam International. He is currently responsible for global training and prayer mobilization for CityTeam International.