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The Bala Conference 2020

For pastors and leaders who love Christ and want to see the gospel at work in people’s lives.

This conference is now finished.

Listen to the sessions here

Main speakers – Andy Christofides, Jonathan Thomas, Andy Pitt and Phil Swann

As we’re online this year we’ve opened Bala to Pastors, Church Leaders and Pastors’ Wives.

First session from Monday

How will it work?

Due to the large number of registered attendees we will be running all sessions as an online webinar where you’ll be able to interact with the speaker through the Q&A tab.

The optional prayer and fellowship meeting will take place at 12.00 and will follow a similar set-up to the TeamTalk meetings.

 

What is happening?

Each morning is split into two main sessions with smaller, optional sessions between them. The day will start (9.30am) with a video, some book interviews and a short interview with a member of a key public service (Police, NHS, Educatio) where they will give some insights into how we can support and reach people. Andy Christofides will then speak (9.45am) at our main session on ‘Our glorious cross centred ministry’. There will then be a half hour break where you can take a rest or join an optional prayer meeting in a breakout room on Zoom. The final session of the day will be interactive and deal with a specific element of ministry every day – Preaching, Mission and Pastoring. These sessions will include a half hour primer and then a discussion in breakout rooms.

When is it taking place?

  • 9.30am-12.00 am.
  • Monday – Wednesday
  • 15-17 June

Who can come?

As we’re online this year we’ve opened Bala to Pastors, Church Leaders and Pastors’ Wives.

Will you be recording and can we dip in and out?

Many have been in touch to ask if we are going to release the sessions after the conference and to know if they can ‘dip in and out’ of the conference. The answer to both questions is ‘Yes’. The videos of the sessions (not the discussions) will be made available in the afternoon on our website. We’re aware that people are very busy, and although we would encourage attendees to partake in as much of the conference as possible, we’re more than happy for people to join some sessions live and miss others (or watch them after the event).

How do I listen and take part?

You will need to register for the conference. An email will be sent to you before the first session giving the link to the meetings. You can register below.

Programme

Monday

  • 9.30- Start – Video presentation, book reviews and a short interview with a police officer who will share how churches can support and reach out to the police during this time.
  • 9.45 – Your Glorious Cross-centred Ministry 1 (Andy Christofides)
  • 10.30 – Break
  • 11.00 – Session 2 (interactive) – Ministry and Covid19 – Preaching (Jonathan Thomas)
  • 12.00 – Finish
  • 12.00 – Opportunity to join a Zoom breakout room for prayer

Tuesday

  • 9.30- Start – Video presentation, book reviews and a short interview with a deputy head-teacher who will share how churches can support and reach out to the education sector during this time.
  • 9.45 – Your Glorious Cross-centred Ministry 2 (Andy Christofides)
  • 10.30 – Break with an optional opportunity to join a Zoom breakout room for prayer
  • 11.00 – Session 2 (interactive) – Ministry and Covid19 – Evangelism (Andy Pitt)
  • 12.00 – Finish
  • 12.00 – Opportunity to join a Zoom breakout room for prayer

Wednesday

  • 9.30- Start – Video presentation, book reviews and a short interview with an NHS worker who will share how churches can support and reach out to the NHS during this time.
  • 9.45 – Your Glorious Cross-centred Ministry 3 (Andy Christofides)
  • 10.30 – Break with an optional opportunity to join a Zoom breakout room for prayer
  • 11.00 – Session 2 (interactive) – Ministry and Covid19 – Pastoring (Phil Swann)
  • 12.00 – Finish
  • 12.00 – Opportunity to join a Zoom breakout room for prayer

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