Q&A with Mainstage Speakers

Q&A with Mainstage Speakers

An opportunity to meet Gavin, Scot and Trevor to ask questions about their talks and more generally about their lives, passions and concerns for the wider Church.

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Halfway House Play – Dealing with the Past 100 years on  (change from published seminar)

Halfway House Play – Dealing with the Past 100 years on (change from published seminar)

‘It’s a winter’s night; snow has made driving across the Sperrins impossible. Louise and Bronagh, with similar but different backgrounds, end up in the back room of a pub. A conversation they never expected starts about their families and about 1916, the Somme and the Rising.’ And so begins ‘The Halfway House’, a play written by […]

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Pure Sex

Pure Sex

There is no doubt our society has changed – what is concerning is that it continues to change and is becoming increasingly sexualised. So what? Does this matter? Surely we have a better story to tell? Do we believe that God’s ways are the best ways for our society? Culture has both cheapened sex and […]

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Mission at the Heart of Youth Ministry

Mission at the Heart of Youth Ministry

Build, then send? Why not do both? This seminar will explore mission as an integral part of youth ministry, not just an added extra for the committed. Taking inspiration from the missional environments and methods Jesus used for making disciples; it will demonstrate that this is accessible whether you have the many or the few. […]

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Wise Up! Gaining True Wisdom

Wise Up! Gaining True Wisdom

Christians have been trained by an education system to think that our worth is measured by examination results and qualifications. The Bible, however, tells us that we should be concerned with wisdom. When we learn wisdom we can make sense of our lives and the world around us. But what is true wisdom? Has it […]

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Differences + Disagreements = Division? NO!

Differences + Disagreements = Division? NO!

The Church, like the rest of society, from time to time encounters conflict. All too often the way we deal with it becomes itself part of the problem. It does not have to end in tears, fractured relationships and resignations. The first century church had plenty of conflict – in fact conflict was often the […]

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Opening our Doors

Opening our Doors

Tired of trying to add church or mission to an already full and busy family schedule? What if your choice wasn’t family or mission, or family and mission, what if you could learn to live as a family on mission? Andrew and Dana will share their story of starting their family, their careers and planting […]

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Intellectual Disability and the Church: The Jesus Way

Intellectual Disability and the Church: The Jesus Way

Society whispers false notions about individuals who have intellectual/learning disability, too often resulting in them being marginalised and devalued. Sadly, it is society’s voice that has shaped local church engagement and not the heart of God. What was Jesus’ way with the weak and marginalised? What is the Jesus Way today within local churches? This […]

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Remembering 1916

Remembering 1916

The battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising are seminal events in our history. They have helped determine our identities on this island. ‘Since memories shape present identities, neither I nor the other can be redeemed without the redemption of our remembered past’. How do we do this? How can we remember truthfully, responsibly […]

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