Kent Women's Convention 2021
Glorious! ...from first to last
Jesus in the book of Revelation
A day of fellowship & encouragement from God's Word
Saturday 9th October 2021
Main speaker: Andrea Trevenna
Venue: St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks
Time: 09:15 - 16:30
Bible focus: Revelation
Tickets: £10 per person
Group bookings are available, but please provide workshop options and contact details for each individual in your group (for Track and Trace purposes)
COVID 19 SAFETY: We have a lowered venue capacity to enable social distancing under current laws (as of July 2021), and will keep a waiting list if capacity is reached. We hope to be able to accommodate those on the list should the laws and guidelines allow at the time of the conference. We also hope that there will be no need for masks at the conference - and to sing together! - but we will inform you in advance of the measures we have in place in order to comply with the latest laws and guidance. If the event is cancelled, tickets will be fully refunded.
1] Christian 'Mindfulness': Psalm 131 for stressed-out souls
Many of us feel overrun with anxiety and stress at some point in our lives. Where can we find help? In this seminar we'll look at the very popular practice of Mindfulness, how it meets the Biblical worldview - and its limitations. We'll also spend time in Psalm 131 (a wonderful medicine for stressed souls!) and include lots of time for quiet reflection on God's word and prayer.
2] Glorifying God through Creativity
Do you consider yourself 'creatively gifted', an 'artist' even? Or maybe you don't think you have a 'creative' bone in your body! Come and discover what the Bible teaches us about creativity, and what place it has in the Christian life. How can we use our creative imagination to glorify our Creator God?
3] Church: A Glorious Family?
How can families partner with the church in growing disciples, and how can the whole church family support parents? An opportunity to consider and apply the Bible’s teaching about church family and families. Whether as parents, youth leaders, widowed or single, we will explore our roles in supporting each other in the glorious family of Christ.
4] Pointing others to Glorious Jesus
The word 'evangelism' can often provoke feelings of fear or guilt. Together we will look at what it means to be 'in Christ', and how this can be the key to personal evangelism. Using The Word 1-2-1 resources, stories, and personal testimony, participants will leave this session with a ‘takeaway tool kit’ to equip us in overcoming fears, grabbing opportunities, and making evangelism an everyday joy.
OUR MAIN SPEAKER
Main speaker Andrea Trevenna is Associate for Women’s Ministry at St Nicholas Church in Sevenoaks where she has served on the staff team for almost 18 years. Before this she lived in Wimbledon and was a primary school teacher in Croydon. She is a regular conference speaker
and the author of The Heart of Singleness: How to be Single and Satisfied. She enjoys cooking, theatre trips, spending time with her 14 godchildren, and her cat Betsy!
EMU MUSIC exists to encourage and equip the church in biblical, beautiful and transformative singing. Liv Chapman hails from Sydney but has been living and working in Oxford, UK, since 2015. As a singer, songwriter, and staff member of Emu, Liv spends most of her time working on albums, creating content and resources. She will be joined by 2 other members of Emu Music.
"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 try and replicate that on a more local level."
Kent Gospel Partnership
The planning team for the 2021 Kent Women's Convention is:
Corinne Hagan - Emmanuel Church, Canterbury
Katie Linforth - Emmanuel Church, Canterbury
Emma Sutton - Redeemer Church, Folkstone
Celia Hyland - Rochester Baptist Church
"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
For our second event, St Nicks Sevenoaks is a wonderful large and accessible venue. Whatever your age or background, this day is for you. Tickets are limited to 200, so please book soon to secure a place!"
Kent Women's Convention planning team
St Nicholas Church, Rectory Ln, Sevenoaks
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, and a small Waitrose, in Sevenoaks High St, within a short walking distance from the venue.
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 - Sevenoaks train station is a 20 minute walk from the venue.
Road - The church has parking space for 80 cars - at a squeeze! - so please be ready to park carefully following instructions from the parking stewards. There are also a number of small pay and display car parks nearby.
The venue address is St Nicholas Church, Rectory Ln, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA situated to the south of the town centre on London Road, opposite the entrances to Knole Park and Sevenoaks School and one mile from the railway station.
Q - How can I advertise this to my church?
Download the promotional PDF flyer, which we hope you will share via social media, email and WhatsApp or print this version. Due to lockdown restrictions we have decided not to produce a physical flyer this year.
Q - Is the venue accessible for me?
For those with restricted physical ability there is sloped access from the carpark to the entrance, and a lift to basement level where the toilets are situated, and where some of the workshops will be held. We have a hearing loop available in the main sessions. Please let us know when booking if you need signing support.
There will also be a mother/baby quiet room available.
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.
Q - Can I make group bookings for my church?
Yes! Our system allows payment for multiple tickets per booking - but please provide workshop options and contact details for each individual in your group (for Track and Trace purposes)
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 booking link below.
Q - What about Covid-19 restrictions?
We have a lowered venue capacity to enable social distancing under current laws (as of July 2021), and will keep a waiting list if capacity is reached. We hope to be able to accommodate those on the list should the laws and guidelines allow at the time of the conference. We also hope that there will be no need for masks at the conference - and to sing together! - but we will inform you in advance of the measures we have in place in order to comply with the latest laws and guidance. If the event is cancelled, tickets will be fully refunded.