The Elim Leaders Summit provides a unique opportunity to encourage and inspire Elim leadership teams and individuals, bringing them together for greater effectiveness wherever they serve. The summit helps both full-time and volunteer Elim leaders by going beyond inspirational teaching and providing practical, equipping resources that help to sharpen their own personal ministry.
WAKE UP THE WORLD TO EXTREME PERSECUTION “I thought we were alone and forgotten” Karunia*, Indonesia (pictured) Karunia* is one of many Christians in Aceh, Indonesia, whose churches have been demolished or burnt down by people opposed to their faith in Jesus. But this is not why she is crying. When she was told that her photo would be shared with Christians around the world who would pray for and support her, she wept with joy, saying: “I thought we were alone and forgotten. No news ever mentions us anymore.” * Name changed for security reasons. Every year, Open Doors produces the World Watch List, a unique, in-depth and authoritative guide to the 50 countries where the persecution of Christians is most severe. Wake up your church to the extreme persecution facing our persecuted family with the new World Watch List Church Pack. Contains service guide, map, film and resources for youth and children. To receive your FREE copy of the World Watch List Church Pack, come and see us on the Open Doors stand, go to www.opendoorsuk.org or phone 01993 460015.
SEMINARS SO YOU WANT TO PLANT A CHURCH? Tuesday 12:45pm Harewood Suite How do you plant a pioneer church? How do you launch a branch church plant without damaging what you have already built? Lee Trabucchi (Leighton Buzzard) and Leon Evans (Halesowen) will practically share the challenges and opportunities they have faced in two very different situations and the story so far. LEON EVANS See Forums for Leon’s bio. LEE TRABUCCHI Lee Trabucchi moved back to his home town with his family in 2015 and planted the pioneer church, Spirit and Truth Leighton Buzzard in line with the vision God gave them several years previously. JUST LOOKING Tuesday 12:45pm Queens Suite 1 ‘Heads, hearts and hands’ is Regents Theological College’s goal in training leaders and transforming lives; stretching students minds theologically, deepening their hearts into God’s love, and combining the two to reach out into the communities they touch. With new ways to study on both the Undergraduate and Masters programmes, Regents provides every opportunity for you to fulfil the call on your life. Come along to ‘Just Looking’ and find out more. REGENTS THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE FACULTY Regents Theological College is the national training centre of the Elim Pentecostal Churches. It is amongst the foremost Pentecostal Bible colleges in Europe, and one of the largest in the UK, and has trained people to serve in a wide range of Christian ministries for almost 100 years. FUNDRAISING FOR LOCAL CHURCH PROJECTS Tuesday 3:45pm Harewood Suite Four quick tips for attracting income: know what’s needed, test the water, create solutions, and don’t compromise! In this new world of community partnerships and making our budgets stretch further than ever, what should we focus on? NIGEL WILLIAMS Nigel Williams is part of the Rediscover Church Team in Exeter. Previously he was called from conventional ministry to founding a charity where 1000’s overcame social depravation. 23