Churches often emphasise the importance of being a ‘gathered’ community; that is on their Sunday mornings, their training programmes or on small group life. These things are important but Jesus was equally passionate about His people being a ‘scattered’ community; bringing salt and light wherever they go. The focus for our conference is how God is using and equipping teachers, nurses, taxi drivers, shop assistants, IT experts, accountants, students, those at home bringing up children and those retired to bring in His Kingdom in the normal stuff of life, as part of this scattered community.
The event will have a mix of worship, prophecy, talks, interviews, panels and will also include a tailored youth programme focussing on the importance of discipleship. We have some great guest speakers joining us (see below), plus there will be a number of people from Woodside sharing how God is using them in the workplace or at home in their daily lives. Once again we will be having sustained times to worship God together, with space to hear from Him and to be refreshed in His presence, led by the Woodside band.
Adrian Hurst is a gifted speaker and passionate about seeing every Christian fulfil what God has for them in their place of work. He is also an elder at Oasis Church, Birmingham.
Jerry Turner is the Executive Principal of a Multi Academy Trust in Hertfordshire as well as an Elder at Trinity Church, London. Jerry equips many educators and teachers to create environments where children and staff flourish.
Jonny Mellor heads up Sputnik: a group who want to see Christian artists of any discipline using their skills and gifting to speak into and shape the culture that we live in and is based at Churchcentral, Birmingham.
Hannah Clements is the Youth Leader here at Woodside Church and will be running the youth programme at LPCL17. Hannah is passionate about seeing every young person raised up to be a true disciple of Jesus.
David Devenish is a senior leader within Newfrontiers and Catalyst, as well as an elder here at Woodside. He is an internationally renowned speaker, with a strong prophetic gifting.
Martin Tibbert leads the team at Woodside and also serves churches in the Catalyst Family. Martin both hosts and brings oversight to the Loving People, Changing Lives conference.