Monday 1 May

Church: the most creative place on the planet

Mark Batterson
Royal Albert Hall

Languages on offer: French, German, Russian

Neurological studies have demonstrated a cognitive shift, as we age, from right-brain creativity to left-brain memory. The danger? We stop leading out of imagination and start leading out of memory. That’s the day we stop creating the future and start repeating the past. The good news? There are ways of doing church that no one has thought of yet. Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington, will unpack the three core convictions, as well as best practices, that have grown NCC from a core group of nineteen people into one church with eight campuses.

How to pick up a snake: leading from resolved shame

Will Van Der Hart, Katharine Welby-Roberts
HTB Brompton Road

There are few ‘self-aware’ leaders that don’t also feel a sense of fraudulence. Many of them struggle to integrate their stage persona with their true personality. The inability to integrate their sense of deficiency with their gift of authority ensures many leaders never reach their full potential. This seminar breaks the ceiling of ‘leader shame’, freeing people from defensiveness, passivity and aggression to find new joy, energy and authenticity in their leadership.

Is your parish culture fit for mission?

Fr James Mallon, Matt Maher
HTB Queen’s Gate

Languages on offer: French, Polish, Spanish, Italian

Culture trumps everything. What you actually value, as opposed to your aspirational values, will determine the culture, health and the fruit your parish will produce for the Kingdom of God. The task of parish renewal cannot be reduced simply to best practices, programmes, plans or people. In this workshop, Fr James will reflect on the experience of the Catholic parish of Saint Benedict, Canada, in undergoing transformation of the parish culture so that evangelisation, discipleship and leadership development have simply become… normal.

Leaders who liberate

Pete Wynter, Miriam Swaffield, Toby Bassford, Sarah Shore
HTB Onslow Square

Language on offer: Spanish

Whether you’re in your 20s or 30s, or managing people in this emerging generation, we want to maximise your potential to be and release exceptional, dynamic and longstanding leaders. Come ready to engage and interact in this shared learning experience, as we pursue a shift in leadership culture that will bring transformation to our sectors and cities.

The Reformation and the future of Europe: a manifesto for the church

Graham Tomlin
HTB Courtfield Gardens

Language on offer: German

2017 is the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. This seminar will look at challenges faced by Europe in the 16th century, to which the Reformation was a response, and how challenges we face today are uncannily similar. Graham Tomlin (Bishop of Kensington and President of St Mellitus College) will examine what we might learn from those turbulent times about how the church could be at the heart of responding to urgent issues facing our societies today.

Spirit driven and professionally managed: oxymoron or good stewardship?

Jonathan Reckford
Royal Geographical Society

Languages on offer: Portuguese, Mandarin

Can we be faithful and operate with unapologetic excellence? If we are going to take other people’s money and be entrusted to do God’s work to serve those in need, we have to be ‘10-talent’ stewards. In this session, Jonathan Reckford (CEO of Habitat for Humanity International) will address the tension that Christian ministries face in trying to operate with excellence while, as the late author and teacher Dallas Willard described, ‘holding on to the fire’.

Tuesday 2 May

Leaders eat last

Simon Sinek
Royal Albert Hall

Languages on offer: French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled at the end of each day. Simon will expand on his keynote address, exploring how to create an environment in which the natural human condition is trust and cooperation. He will be interviewed by Sarah and Pete Wynter and host an open Q&A session for anyone wanting to learn more about what it takes to build this culture.

Cultural impact: making a difference through business, the arts and politics

Miranda Hart, Tom & Sarah Jackson, Lord Glasman, Andrew Carruthers
HTB Brompton Road

Are you questioning how to play your part in transforming our culture for the better? Come and engage with world-class pioneers in their field to think through ways in which you can be an influence for good and offer fresh leadership, vision and practice in areas such as commerce, the arts, entertainment and public policy. Run in partnership with the HTB Entrepreneurs Network and Leadership College London, this seminar is focused particularly towards emerging leaders in their 20s and 30s who are interested in engaging and releasing their generation.

Transforming the margins: how can we effect lasting change on the outskirts of society?

Paul Cowley, Fi Costa, Sue Colman, Jo Davies, Leah Leslie
HTB Queen’s Gate

Passionate advocates for the importance and power of social transformation within our society, Rev Paul Cowley and a panel of guests will discuss practical solutions to current issues facing our society – prisons and ex-offenders, homelessness, debt and mental health – suggesting how individuals and churches can make a positive impact in their sphere of influence. Includes a Q&A session.

Marriage – divisive, painful, irrelevant?

Nicky & Sila Lee, Jane Williams, Rachel & Jason Gardner
HTB Onslow Square

Languages on offer: German, Mandarin

What significance does the Bible place on marriage? How do we as Christian leaders champion marriage when the subject has become divisive in society and in the church? How do we talk about marriage when it is a subject of pain for many people? How do we make a proper understanding of marriage relevant for everyone when many in our churches are unmarried? Nicky and Sila Lee and guests take an important theological look at marriage, its vital role in modern society and how the church can and should be leading the way in its restoration.

Do you know your why?

Ken Costa, Clare Chapman
HTB Courtfield Gardens

Languages on offer: French, Spanish

Without exception the most frequently asked question I hear is, ‘How do I find and fulfill my calling in life?’ During the last decade, the intensity with which this question has been asked has only increased. We often find ourselves at a crossroads, faced with life-defining decisions. How can we prepare for these moments? How can we rest assured in our choices? We’ll explore practical advice for navigating these seasons and you will leave with the confidence that you are loved, known and called by God.

The balancing act: finding the key to happiness, health and well-being

Ned Hallowell
Royal Geographical Society

We live in a fast-paced world characterised by ‘the modern paradox’: miraculously connected electronically, we are growing disconnected interpersonally. We need to make time for all the people and places and projects where our hearts have set a significant mooring. Touting the power of ‘the other Vitamin C, Vitamin Connect’, psychiatrist Dr Ned Hallowell offers a detailed prescription for a well-balanced and richly connected life that anyone can lead.


At the Conference

'Kingdom Come... late night worship' is an opportunity and space to worship and pray, freedom for the prophetic and time for ministry.
Come along expectant!
Monday: 21:00 – 22:00
HTB Brompton Road



24-7 Prayer Room
The 24-7 Prayer Room at HTB Brompton Road is open to anyone during the following times:
Monday and Tuesday: 14:00 – 18:00

Healing prayer
Healing prayer will be available on Monday and Tuesday afternoon at HTB Brompton Road in The Hut. Do visit during this time if you have a physical condition you would like prayer for.
Monday and Tuesday: 13:30 – 16:00

Prayer meeting
Emmy Wilson and Jeremy Jennings will be hosting an early-morning prayer and worship meeting on Tuesday in the main church at HTB Brompton Road. All are welcome.
Tuesday: 07:00 – 08:00

Catholic Mass
Mass will be celebrated on Monday evening at Our Lady of Victories Church, 235a Kensington High Street, W8 6SA. View on Google Maps
Monday: 17:00 – 18:00

A dinner hosted by Alpha and Leadership College London. If you’re passionate about making a difference and shifting culture, come and connect with other young people over drinks and food. Limited capacity – first come, first served.
Monday: 16:30 – 18:00
HTB Onslow Square



Connect with others who are passionate about seeing marriages transformed over tea, cake and bubbles. Hear stories from Nicky  and Sila Lee and other leaders as they share their experiences of running  The Marriage Courses.
Tuesday: 16:30 – 17:15
HTB Onslow Square

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Hosted by HTB Entrepreneurs Network and Resurgo Ventures. Come and meet others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to network and discuss how purpose drives business success. With Professor Alex Edmans of London Business School. Limited capacity – first come, first served. 
Tuesday: 16:30 – 17:30  
HTB Brompton Road, Marquee on Church House Lawn


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