One of the highlights of our year is the 2020 Birmingham annual day conference. This year should be an exceptional treat as the conference will be addressing the question “How do we plant and grow healthy churches.” The day should be of interest not just to those who are specifically engaged in church planting but for anyone who is concerned to see healthy, gospel centred churches thriving across our cities.
This year 2020 have invited Ray Evans from Grace Community Church, Bedford as the main speaker. Ray has more than 30 years experience as a pastor and Grace Community Church have been involved in a number of church plants. He will deal with two important questions.
1. How do we overcome obstacles to growth?
2. How do we keep a church plant on mission?
I can personally recommend Ray. I vividly remember the first time I heard him come and speak at Rochester Baptist Church when I was a member there. He brought a gentle clarity to our thinking about church life and gospel witness. Even the teenagers were motivated by what they heard to go off and get T-shirts printed with the slogan “Keep the Main Thing The Main Thing.” (but that’s another story). More recently I’ve found Ray’s book “Ready Steady Grow” invaluable in helping me to think through how things are going at Bearwood Chapel.
There will be a number of fantastic seminars during the day and opportunity to hear about some of the exciting things happening across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Oh and if you have an interest in church planting in the Sandwell, Black Country and West Birmingham area please come and say hello to me (Dave Williams).
The conference is on Tuesday 15th March at Birmingham City Church (formerly Birmingham Christian Centre).
For more booking information, click here.