Connecting Disciples 2017

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Thank you for your interest in Connecting Disciples 2017 - the Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network conference for Methodist lay employees and children and youth workers. 

This year we are delighted to be holding two conferences with the option of you attending one:

  • Monday 6 - Thursday 9 March 2017 at High Leigh Christian Conference Centre, Hoddesdon
  • Friday 9 - Sunday 11 June 2017 at Cliff College, Calver, Derbyshire

Bookings for the 6-9 March event are open on 7 October 2016 and for the 9-11 June event on 6 Janaury 2017.  Further details on how to book your place are below. 

Both events will be an opportunity for networking, learning and development and reflection.  The theme for both events is:

Be the change
Holiness and Justice

The Programme

Registration for the March event will take place from 2.00-3.30pm on Monday 6 March with coffee available from 3.30-4.00pm. 

Each of the following days will include worship, Bible studies, class meetings, workshops/seminars taking you through to Dinner at 6.30pm.

During the evenings, entertainment will be provided to help you mingle and unwind after a busy day. 

The conference will end on Thursday 9 March after a shared lunch at 1.00pm.

Connecting Disciples 2017 will give you the opportunity to meet others, share ideas, discuss issues and will help to support you in your professional development.

This year it will feature a number of workshops and seminars led by a variety of facilitators dedicated to the theme of the conference this year:

And will include workshops on the following subjects:

  • Working with older people with integrity
  • Being Disciples
  • Exploring our hopes and work for social justice
  • Grants

As well as many more.

We are also delighted to have some engaging reflections around the theme led by:

  • Revd Dr Roger Walton, President
  • Ms Rachel Lampard, Vice-President

There will also be the opportunity for an Information Exchange to have your voice heard on issues that affect you, as well as to share questions, ideas and resources with those in similar roles.

Details of the June event will be posted in a few months' time, but will follow the same theme and a number of workshops and sessions from the March event will be run again at Cliff College.

Bookings & Fees:

All attendees are required to pay a fee.  We encourage Circuits and Districts to support you in attending this Conference as part of your ongoing personal and professional development.

Payments will be taken automatically as part of the booking process via credit card.  The amount that you will need to pay will depend on the type of room you book.  Plus we have a lower price for early bird bookings for both events. 

Please note that rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  There are a limited number of en-suite rooms available therefore we would recommend that you book early to avoid any disappointment. 

  • 6-9 March Event

Bookings for the March event will open on Friday 7 October 2016 and the deadline for reservations has been extended to 6 January 2017 at 12 noon. 

Should you need to change or cancel your booking please contact us as soon as possible on D&MConference@methodistchurch.org.uk.  Please note we are unable to reimburse any fees for cancellations made after Monday 6 February 2017.

  • 9-11 June Event

Bookings for the June event will open on Friday 6 January 2017 and the deadline for reservations is Friday 7 April 2017 at 5pm. 

Should you need to change or cancel your booking please contact us as soon as possible on D&MConference@methodistchurch.org.uk.  Please note we are unable to reimburse any fees for cancellations made after Monday 15 May 2017. 

Connecting Disciples 2017 Booking Fees

6-9 March 2017, High Leigh Christian Conference Centre, Hoddesdon

Room Type

EARLY BIRD FEE PER PERSON
(Extended to all bookings made before
9am on 14 November 2016)

FEE PER PERSON
(for bookings made after
9am on 14 November 2016)

En-suite

£285

£300

Standard

£275

£285

9-11 June 2017, Cliff College, Calver 

Room Type

EARLY BIRD FEE PER PERSON
(for bookings made before
9am on 6 February 2017)

FEE PER PERSON
(for bookings made after
9am on 6 February 2016)

En-suite

£195

£205

Standard

£185

£195

To book your place at the Connecting Disciples Conference to be held on 6-9 March 2017, please visit the booking page here.

For more information about Connecting Disciples take a look at this video which gives an overview of what happened at the 2016 event. More details about some of the 2016  keynotes and workshop can be found here.

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