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For His Glory Project

For New Pastors

The first few years in Pastoral ministry are often thrilling and demanding. God sends many challenges to both humble and excite you in His service. One moment, you feel overwhelmed by the difficulties. The next, it’s the sheer privilege of seeing Christ work through your ministry, and it’s all part of a day’s work for God’s servants. These formative years mould your thinking and character as a man of God for future service. They are also years when the friends you make may be some of the greatest encouragements for your future ministry.

The For His Glory Project

It’s incredible how quickly a ‘history’ can be developed! The New Pastors’ Work of the EMW started in 2009 when we organised a conference for men who were in their first five years of ministry. The aim of the work was to support men as they worked through the first few years and the unique challenges of ministry. During the coming years, we organised five conferences with roughly 60 men passing through the programme, gaining valuable support, life-long friends and teaching. Some of the recordings from those first conferences can be found on our website.

We are thrilled to be starting our next cycle of conferences, starting with our 2024 conference in Bryn-y-groes, Bala.

  • 21-23 October 2024
  • Bryn-y-groes Conference Centre, Bala
  • Speakers: Phil Swann, Pete Campbell, Andy Pitt and Ian Parry

Who can attend?

The Conference is open to any man who is in the first seven years of pastoral ministry (please contact us if you are unsure if you qualify).

What will be happening?

Deeply relational, the sessions will include preaching meetings, seminars and workshops, prayer times, and informal activities. There will be plenty of good food, coffee (or tea!), and warm fellowship with plenty of opportunities to relax with others.

Who will be taking part?

All our speakers are men who are in active pastoral Church work and will be present throughout the conference to share, mentor and encourage. Speakers this year include Phil Swann, Pete Campbell, Ian Parry and Andy Pitt.


Attendees can stay on-site (in shared rooms) or off-site. Due to the nature of the conference (and the opportunity for fellowship), meals are provided for all.

  • Whole Conference On-Site £150
  • Whole Conference Off-Site £120

Bursaries and Discounts

The EMW runs a fund to help those who might struggle with costs. Please contact the office for further information. There is also a 50% to all those who attend the 2024 Bala Conference.