Seminars, 2.30pm - 3.45pm
STEWARDING THE SUPERNATURAL; LEARNING TO CULTIVATE A SUPERNATURAL LIFESTYLE
Alan Scott - AUDITORIUM
Growing in the supernatural, like all aspects of spiritual growth, is neither automatic nor sporadic. It requires intentional cultivation of a supernatural lifestyle. This seminar explores how we can grow in our capacity to see what the Father is doing and release that in our everyday environments.
Alan and Kathryn Scott lead Causeway Coast Vineyard.
BUILDING MULTI-CULTURAL CHURCHES
Tope Koleoso - F1
Church growth by its very nature involves challenges. Often, these challenges are multi-dimensional and there are no short-cuts or quick fixes. Cross cultural church growth comes with its own unique difficulties. One might ask, why bother? The answer lies in the fact that He who called us also commissioned us to “all nations” (Matthew 28:19). It is therefore not optional but mandatory that we seek to cross the divide and build churches amongst other people groups. In this seminar we will explore the challenges and benefits of building a multi-cultural church.
Tope is the lead elder of Jubilee Church London and is responsible for preaching and overall leadership.
LEANING INTO THE NEXT LEVEL
Andy & Harmony Smith - G4
No matter what we are leading, be it a small group, business, worship band, church or a movement, we can frequently feel like we have reached a ceiling of growth and need something to help us get to the next level. After leading a church for 10 years, Andy and Harmony passionately believe that, alongside outside input and coaching, the one essential element in going to the next level as a leader is our capacity for intimacy with Jesus.
Andy and Harmony will share their journey of breaking through barriers of growth and health as leaders and as a church. If you are feeling ‘stuck’ in the areas you are leading, or even ‘stuck’ in your relationship with Jesus, please come to this seminar to discover how intimacy with Jesus is linked to dynamic growth for you and your church.
Andy and Harmony are the Senior Pastors of Belfast City Vineyard. Harmony also leads worship and Andy also represents Ireland on the VCUKI Church Planting Taskforce.
MAKING SPACE FOR ANOTHER
Jason & Michelle Scott - F3
This will be an honest conversation on the reality of how we grow our churches from 50-200. Together we will discover ways to make space for people to come to Jesus, how to take a look at our weekend celebrations, develop our leadership gift so the structure is healthy for growth and how to avoid the trap of methodology.
Jason and Michelle Scott are Lead Pastors of Vineyard Church Dungannon, a growing, thriving, diverse community of faith planted in 2004. They have created and sustained an outward-focused culture where the church engages and invests in their community. They have been married for 15 years and have three boys. Jason has a love for Dungannon Swifts Football Club and Michelle is a ‘foodie’ and loves to read and chat, but not at the same time.
FORUM - FOR YOUTH LEADERS
John Bodily - F5
An opportunity for anyone with a passion for youth ministry to gather and encourage one another. We’ll be praying and sharing ideas and stories.
John Bodily is the Youth Pastor at Trent Vineyard.
Seminars, 4.15pm - 5.15pm
Juliet Barber & Neal Swettenham - AUDITORIUM
In this seminar Juliet and Neal will tell their stories of learning to study the Bible as part of their leadership development. They will encourage and suggest ways in which other leaders can become lifelong learners of the Scriptures, to know God and become more effective in the work they do for Him.
Steve and Juliet lead Leicester City Vineyard together and co-ordinate VCUKI church planting. Juliet also co-ordinates the Vineyard Bible Training Taskforce. Neal and Eluned are the Senior Pastors of Melton Vineyard. They are married with three grown-up children and both work part-time as drama lecturers.
MINISTRY & FAMILY LIFE: DEVELOPING PRIORITIES THAT HELP BOTH THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE!
Lulu Williams - F1
Church leadership is an immense privilege but brings with it particular pressures for family life. Managing the private/public and trusting God for the well-being of our children requires practical wisdom and reliance on God’s grace.
Lulu and her husband Rick have recently handed on the leadership of the church they planted in West London 23 years ago, and are now co-leading the National Church Development Team for VCUKI. They have 2 grown children.
LEADERSHIP THAT BUILDS THE LOCAL CHURCH
Chris & Maggie Parsons - G4
Do you lead other people? Whatever your leadership role you will want to see your teams full with people mobilised for ministry. This practical seminar, including an opportunity for questions and discussion, will highlight some key leadership strategies which, when applied in our local context, will release fresh energy and commitment right across the local church!
Chris and Maggie are the Senior Pastors of West Suffolk Vineyard and also serve as Regional Leaders for London and the South East.
WHAT IS MISSION?
Bruce Gilmore - F3
What do Vineyard missions look like today and where are they heading? This seminar will define what we really mean by missions, i.e. long term, short term, church planting and relief and development. We need to bring some clarity and leadership as a movement to this vast topic (which is certainly a challenge). Many UK churches are committed to missions, and our desire is to build on this, sharing both resource and vision and enabling and encouraging the Vineyard family of churches worldwide.
Bruce and Jenny planted the Taunton Vineyard in Somerset in 2000 and lead the Missions Taskforce. They head up the newly formed international India partnership.
LEADING CHILDREN IN THE KINGDOM
Nigel & Jo Hemming - F5
This session will explore loads of ways to help children connect with God and fully live out His Kingdom in the context of a local church community. There will be plenty of practical ideas for worship, teaching and ministry that can work regardless of the size of church.
Nigel and Jo have recently taken over leading Winchester Vineyard, and also lead the National Children’s Taskforce, some of whom will be taking part in this session.