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Bala Ministers Conference

Getting our bearings for pastoral ministry

To Him be Glory in the Church.

As Gospel ministers, we naturally want to see Christ glorified through growth and development in our ministries. Navigating all the different issues, and challenges we face in our churches can, therefore, feel bewildering and even frustrating at times.

Though society has changed so much in the past few years, and though we may feel that there is a lack of fruit, it is comforting to know that God’s way to glorify his son continues through the Church. As Paul reminds us in Ephesians, every true believer is a part of this glorious body that is growing through the work of the Spirit. Yes, churches can be messy places at times, but they are the local outworking of the certain redeeming plan of God.

It is therefore appropriate that the theme of the Bala Ministers conference this year is ‘To Him be glory in the Church’. Through Tim Gill’s main sessions (based on Ephesians) and the other meetings, we aim to encourage each other to be better servants of Christ’s body.

As with previous conferences, we will aim to help each other and build friendships that can support us throughout the year. Bala is far more than a conference – it is a time to pray, to share, and to challenge each other in a warm atmosphere where our focus is on glorifying God.

We therefore warmly invite you to join us at Bala this year as we seek God, who can equip us in the glorious work that He’s called us to.

The Bala Conference is for pastors, missionaries and evangelists who love Christ and want to see the gospel at work in people’s lives, whether serving full-time or ‘tent-making.’

  • Dates: 3-5 June 2024
  • Location: Bryn-y-groes Centre, Bala
  • Main Speaker: Tim Gill
  • Other Speakers: Owen Batstone, Daniel Hames, Rhodri Glyn and others
  • Booking: Please book using the form below.

Programme:

Monday

  • 12:00 Registration
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 To Him be Glory in the Church 1 – God’s manifold wisdom made known (Ephesians 1-3) – Tim Gill
  • 15:30 Refreshments
  • 16:00 Prayer Groups – a time of sharing, reflecting and praying together.
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 The Church in our Culture Today – Owen Batstone

Tuesday

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Prayer Meeting
  • 10:30 Coffee
  • 11:00 To Him be Glory in the Church 2 – Keeping the unity of the Spirit (Ephesians 4-5) – Tim Gill
  • 13:00 Lunch and free time
  • 16:00 Enjoying God with the Church Fathers – Daniel Hames
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 India: An exciting story for the Church

Wednesday:

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Growth through Preaching: Lessons for the life of John Elias – Rhodri Glyn
  • 10:30 Prayer groups – a time of sharing, reflecting and praying together.
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:45 To Him be Glory in the Church 3 – Be strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6) – Tim Gill
  • 13:15 Finish

Where to stay?

The conference is based in Bryn-y-groes, our conference centre in Bala, North Wales. Whether you stay on-site or off-site, you are sure to find excellent and comfortable accommodation.

Staying On-Site

Our conference centre offers accommodation in shared rooms with meals and refreshments.

  • Full Conference (£180)
  • Two days and an overnight stay (£140)

Staying Off-site

There are plenty of excellent accommodation options in the Bala area. You can choose to eat on-site or make your own arrangements. All refreshments and conference centre use are included.

  • Whole Conference (£110)
  • Day Visitor Monday/Wednesday (£55)
  • Day Visitor Tuesday (£65)
  • Lunch (£10)
  • Evening Meal (£12)

Bursaries

The EMW offers bursaries for those who may struggle to attend our conference (unfortunately, we are only able to offer to individuals from within the EMW). Please contact the office for further information

Booking Form