Kent Women's Convention 2019
Growing and thriving in Christ
A day of fellowship & encouragement from God's Word
Saturday 28th September 2019
Main speaker: Jane McNabb
Venue: Rochester Baptist Church
Bible focus: John 15
Jane McNabb is an author and experienced conference speaker who has served on the FIEC’s women’s team, London Women’s Convention and London Ministers' Wives Conference. She is married to Wesley, a minister at Slade Evangelical Church in Plumstead, and has two adult children. She helps run English classes, children’s work, and has recently embarked on a new career as a family mediator. She loves walking her dog, seeing family and friends, and crocheting!
Workshops will be led by Liv Chapman, Jane Wackett, Andrea Trevenna, and Corinne Hagan. Read more here.
"For many years now, women from our churches have streamed up to London to enjoy the London Women's Convention, a day filled with superb teaching, awesome worship and rich fellowship. Since that finished, the planning team of the Kent Gospel Partnership decided to see if we could replicate that on a more local level. We are thrilled to launch our first Kent Women's Convention - don't miss Flourish 2019!"
Kent Gospel Partnership
"Through the existing network of Kent Gospel Partnership, and with a small planning team, we are excited to have set up a local and affordable day-conference for women to gather around God's word, with the aims of offering:
low ticket prices
excellent Bible teaching aptly applied for women
time for God's word to dwell in us richly in praise and response, discussion and prayer.
partnership opportunities between churches in Kent
Rochester Baptist Church is a large and easily accessible venue and we are pleased to offer an excellent programme of workshops, main teaching, stories of God's work in Kent, interviews, and music led by Liv Chapman from Emu Music. Whatever your age or background, this day is for you. Tickets are limited to 200, so please book soon to secure a place!"
Corinne Hagan, Kent Women's Convention planning team
The planning team for the 2019 Kent Women's Convention is:
Corinne Hagan - Emmanuel Church, Canterbury
Rachel Land - Rochester Baptist Church
Hayley Oliveri - All Saints, Loose
Susanna Greening - Rochester Baptist Church
Celia Hyland - Rochester Baptist Church
Session 1 - How can we thrive in Christ? #1 (Jane McNabb)
Session 2 - Workshops (choice of 4)
Lunch (please bring your own or purchase locally)
Session 3 - How can we thrive in Christ? #2 (Jane McNabb)
1] Flourishing as I am
With reflections and songs, this workshop looks at how God's biblical wisdom and following Jesus shapes what we think of ourselves, our identity, our bodies, and our worth.
2] Uncomfortable Love
As Christians we know we are broken, messy people, who have been shown incredible love, but for many of us we can still struggle to be loved, and to love others as God intends. And yet Paul’s desire is that we would ‘grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.’ (Eph 3:18b NIV).
Loving is uncomfortable, loving those who don’t know how to love (yet), or be loved is really uncomfortable. Receiving love and learning how to love when love meant something totally different - is beyond uncomfortable …. but, it is this uncomfortable love that can bring you back from the brink – being held in relationships that can tolerate ‘uncomfortable’ can begin to heal our deep wounds.
This seminar includes personal testimony of learning how to be loved in the aftermath of adverse childhood experiences. With some practical discussion on the importance of getting up close to messy lives, if we really want to help ourselves and others become deeply rooted in the wide, high, long and deep love of Christ.
3] Rooted in God's Word
Why is reading the Bible so vital for our growth and health as Christians? With many pressures on our time and brain space, how can we stay rooted in God's word through life and not grow stale, half-hearted and superficial in our reading of the Bible?
4] Bearing fruit in sharing the gospel
Sharing the gospel is not something extra tricky to feel guilty or pressured about, but should be an ordinary part of loving God and loving our neighbour. We'll ask: Who is my neighbour? How can I be a good friend to those who don't yet know Christ? How do I make the most of opportunities?
See our Travel Information page for details of parking and rail links.
Rochester Baptist Church
The Moat House
8 Crow Lane
Kent ME1 1RF
Q - What should I bring?
Lunch - Please bring your own lunch, or money to purchase food. There are a number of cafes and coffee shops in Rochester high street.
Reusable Cup - We are aiming to be an eco-conscious event so if you have a reusable cup to use throughout the day we are more than happy to fill that for you with your choice of drink!
Bible - A bible, pen and notebook would be useful, although we will have a booklet provided with key points from the talks and room for notes.
No ticket - This will be a ticket-less event, so no need to print anything - we will have your name on the list!
Q - How do I get to the venue?
Rail - Rochester train station is a short walk from The Moat House. See our Travel Information for details and a map.
Road - The Moat House has no parking area of its own. See our Travel Information for details of the closest parking areas.
Q - Can I get more flyers for my church?
Yes, just email us via the form below
Q - Is there access for those with disabilities?
Yes, we have a sloped ramp to the entrance, and a lift to the upper floor where the main sessions will happen. One workshop room is only accessible via steps, so please tell us when booking and we can allocate the rooms accordingly.
Q - What if I cannot hear very well?
We have a hearing loop available in the main sessions. Please let us know when booking if you need signing support.
Q - Can I get a ticket on the day?
No, please make sure you have registered and paid before the day. Due to catering, room size and fire safety we need to know numbers. The event booking link is below, and you can book for yourself plus 9 others per booking.
Q - Can I make group bookings for my church?
Yes! Our system allows payment for up to 10 people per booking (and you can make more than one booking)
Q - How do I make my workshop choice?
Our event booking system (link below) offers a tick box option. Please see details of each workshop above. Only one workshop per person.
Q - How do I pay?
Our event booking system offers payment through Paypal and Stripe (Visa/Credit Card). Click on the event link below.
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