SEMINAR STREAMS

Our heart for the Leadership Conference is to gather leaders to encounter God, be encouraged & inspired by some remarkable speakers and go out filled, equipped and mobilised for action. One way we do this is through our seminar programme.

These seminars have been designed and crafted specifically for leaders, and we have broken them down into five categories which we feel will encourage and empower you to grow your leadership and see change in your businesses, churches, universities and communities. Whatever sphere of life you find yourself in – whether you’re a pastor, an entrepreneur, a business leader or a student – there is a stream for you.

Please note: you do not need to pre-register for these sessions. Seating will be given on a first come, first served basis so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.


MASTERCLASS

Sessions designed to equip you, challenge you, and help you take your churches, businesses and lives forward, with innovative presentations from guest speakers and expert leaders. 

Leadership masterclass with Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel
Royal Albert Hall
Monday: 14:45 - 15:30

Join us for a dynamic masterclass with Craig Groeschel, pioneer of one of the most popular leadership podcasts, and founder and Senior Pastor of Life.Church – a multi-site church in the US which launched the first fully digital church experience in 2006 and developed the YouVersion Bible app that has been downloaded in every country of the world..

Five global trends shaping the future of the Church

Mark Sayers, Sam Collier, Miriam Swaffield, David Kinnaman
Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday: 14:45 - 15:30

The world is changing at a rapid rate. How do we as the Church understand and respond to the currents of change? What opportunities do they open for the good news of Jesus? Homing in on five global trends, we will look at how these are shaping – or could be shaped by – the future of the Church.

 

Contending for spiritual awakening

Jon Tyson
Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday: 16:15 - 17:00

There is a growing hunger and conversation today around the need for revival and awakening. People ache to seek God break in and move like has both in biblical times and throughout church history. Prayer is rightly at the centre of this discussion, but how do prayer and revival intersect? In this seminar we will look at the connection between prayer and awakening, and the process through which God takes his people, to see him move in power.


THEOLOGICAL

A space primarily for church leaders, and those passionate about the local church, to come together and learn from theologians, academics and significant global voices. 

Holy, Holy, Holy… in a world of me, me, me

Matt Redman
Royal Geographic Society
Monday: 14:45 - 15:30

Our gathered worship will always be influenced by both scripture and culture – but deciding which of these sources we draw from most is vital. Worship is essentially a counter-cultural act. Living in a time when there have never been so many opportunities to self-celebrate, there’s much to think through. In this seminar we’ll look at how to 'let the throne set the tone' – both in how we sing, and the way we live.

Leading out of prayer

Jane Williams, Johannes Hartl
Royal Geographic Society
Tuesday: 14:45 - 15:30

For over 2000 years, Christians have prayed in good times and in hard times, leaving us a rich treasury of advice and practice from which to learn. This seminar will look at how and why God uses our prayer, and will draw on some of the habits of prayer that have enabled great Christians of the past to lead people to God and to transform society.

How the resurrection can transform the way you work

Graham Tomlin, Hannah Steele
Royal Geographic Society
Monday: 16:15 - 17:00

The resurrection of Jesus is a big deal. Christianity stands or falls with it, yet we don’t often work out its implications for life and leadership. This seminar explores how a profound belief in the resurrection can radically change the way we live, work and lead.  

Waking the giant: making parishes fit for mission

Kitty Kay-Shuttleworth, Fr James Mallon, Pippa Baker
Royal Geographic Society
Tuesday: 16:15 - 17:00

The renewal of the local parish has become a hot topic of conversation in recent years, especially in the Catholic context. Is it possible for our parishes to move from maintenance to mission fit for the 21st century? How can they engage young people? How can they become effective at reaching those outside the church? If you have a passion to see the renewal of the local parish, join us to explore these and other vital topics including the importance of healthy leadership and personal encounter, and of keeping an eye on culture.


ALPHA

Aiming to equip leaders to navigate the challenges presented to us by today's cultural context as we seek to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Reviving evangelism for the next generation

David Kinnaman
HTB Brompton Road
Monday: 14:45 - 15:30

Learn some of the unique challenges and opportunities of sharing faith in the digital age. Based on research conducted by Barna (including a brand-new study for Alpha USA), David Kinnaman (President of Barna) will help us consider some of the pressures facing the younger generations – the so-called Millennials and Gen Z cohorts. Understand the increasing pressures of secularism, religious pluralism, and why spiritual conversations are so much more difficult. Explore practical ways to revive evangelism and empower the next generation for the sake of the gospel.

The four essentials of innovation

Bobby Gruenewald
HTB Brompton Road
Tuesday: 14:45 - 15:30

If you want to innovate, you need to fail. Let’s train our minds to see problems as opportunities. Learn the four essentials of innovation that will transform your limited resources into your greatest ideas. 

How to run and increase the impact of your Alpha

Jason Ballard, Fr Simon Lobo, Al Gordon, Jeanne Stevens
HTB Brompton Road
Monday: 16:15 - 17:00

This session is for anyone wanting to learn how to run Alpha as a tool for evangelism, and for those who are using Alpha and want some ideas to see it grow and impact the culture of your whole church. We will hear from a panel of church leaders who are effectively using Alpha to reach their community and mobilise their church. 

Thriving youth ministry in today’s culture

Ben Woodman, Sarah Kaczmarek, Azande Mbhele, Jassie Virk
HTB Brompton Road
Tueaday: 16:15 - 17:00

In this session, we will explore the changing landscape of youth culture and how churches around the world can help young people meet Jesus for themselves. We will look at some of the key principles for creating a youth ministry that thrives in both evangelisation and discipleship. 


LEADER CARE

Equipping leaders to face the challenges that leadership can present in your work life, ministry life, spiritual life and home life, to help you protect your wellbeing.

Faith and leadership in the workplace

Mathew Neville, Jody Jonsson
HTB Onslow Square
Monday: 14:45 - 15:30

Faith in our society is under intense examination. From political scandals and shifting societal norms, to the observation that religious beliefs are increasingly an area of workplace discrimination, faith at work can be a minefield for Christian leaders. Do we reduce the expression of our faith, or use our faith as a source of strength and distinction in our leadership? Join a lively discussion with significant Christian business leaders on their experiences of integrating faith and leadership.

Money, sex and power

Nicky & Sila Lee, John Kirkby, Emma Waring, Mike Todd
HTB Onslow Square
Tuesday: 14:45 - 15:30

Money. Sex. Power. Three forces that are critical for leaders to understand properly, in the face of all the pressures of life and marriage, to allow us to be witnesses of God’s love and wisdom to those we lead. Nicky and Sila Lee (founders of The Marriage Course) will dialogue with three key leaders in this space; John Kirkby CBE (founder of Christians Against Poverty), Emma Waring (psychosexual therapist) and Mike Todd (Pastor of Transformation Church).

Self-care: your most generous leadership decision

Will Van de Hart, Kate Middleton, Rob Waller
HTB Onslow Square
Monday: 16:15 - 17:00

As leaders, many of us are primarily ‘other’ focused, thinking about the needs of those we lead and support. But the bible is clear that self awareness, and caring for our own 'selves' should also be a priority. Might self-care be one of the most important parts of mature leadership? With perspectives from theology, psychiatry and psychology, offered by three emotional health specialists, this seminar will explore why guarding your own mind might be one of the most important things you do in leadership.

The character explosion

Pete Wynter, Nikki Marfleet 
HTB Onslow Square
Tuesday: 16:15 - 17:00

Why do so many leaders experience burnout, breakdown or bust up? In this session we will learn about the anatomy of character and its vital role for effective leadership. We’ll explore the six ingredients that every leader needs to establish a lifelong legacy rather than a boom and bust impact.


SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

For those passionate about the Church being the hope of the world. Inspiring leaders to use their God-given influence to bring light into dark spaces. 

Hope in a divided society

Sarah Snyder, Keira Phyo
HTB Queen's Gate
Monday: 14:45 - 15:30

In a messy and fractured world, with growing political polarisation, differing perspectives and personal conflict, we can often feel overwhelmed and disheartened. Yet reconciliation is in the DNA of the disciple. This seminar explores this foundational calling in our everyday contexts, through a framework of Jesus-centred hallmarks – moving us from fear and hostility to curiosity, hospitality and the hope of a world reimagined. 

Shining your light in the world’s darkest places

Andrew Morley, Rachel Wolff
HTB Queen's Gate
Tuesday: 14:45 - 15:30

For three decades, the Church has played its part in an unprecedented global effort to end poverty, and many development indicators have improved. But the problem that remains is brutal, especially for the world's most vulnerable children in fragile contexts, where Christians are often threatened and persecuted. What is it going to take for a new generation of passionate, activist Christians to take their stand? How can we show courageous, graceful leadership by creating connections with peoplein the darkest corners of our world? 

Leadership under extreme pressure

Paul Cowley, Judith Stephenson, Matt Boyes, David Spademan
HTB Queen's Gate
Monday: 16:15 - 17:00

How do you display authentic Christian leadership on a day to day basis when you are faced with overcrowding, staff shortages, a violent environment, mental health challenges, addictive behaviour, and high suicide rates? This seminar will look at the UK prison system and the challenges and opportunities it raises for Christians. A panel will be sharing highlights from their often dangerous and extremely difficult working conditions, revealing what their Christian faith and practical skills can teach others about leadership.

Cutting out knife crime for good

Tom and Sarah Jackson, Eleanor Smith MP, Guvna B, Steve Burston, Jo Rice
HTB Queen's Gate
Tuesday: 16:15 - 17:00

With the proliferation of knife crime and gang violence across our cities, can the church community make a difference? Join this seminar to learn from experts about practical ways in which young people are being given hope to change the direction of their lives and transform their communities.