Rural Ministries Leadership Development Conference
"Take them with you: shaping & sharing vision"
2nd - 4th April 2019


the Leadership Development conference is for those in leadership positions in churches and mission INITIATIVES.

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An essential part of leadership is the ability to see and create a brighter and better future. Many of us in Christian leadership within the rural context receive what we discern to be a compelling vision from God; however, we struggle to communicate this to others within our church/mission initiative and perhaps fail to enlist their support and engagement in this shared view of the future. At our 2019 Leadership Development Conference, we will be looking at how we might each further develop our forward-looking capacity so that it not only generates momentum and movement but also draws others to join us in the venture entrusted to us by God.  

Our trainer for the conference is Anthony Delaney, speaker, broadcaster, and author. Anthony served for many years as a police officer in the centre of Manchester before going into church leadership. Anthony now leads Ivy Church; a network of churches which meets in a cinema, a pub, a warehouse and even a church building. Anthony also trains and develops church planters across Europe.

The cost of the conference is subsided to make it as affordable as possible. We are offering an early bird conference discount of 25% for a limited time, so we encourage you to book as soon as you can.

Our time will begin at 4pm on the 2nd April and finish after lunch on the Friday, giving time for your trip home.


Key Speaker: Anthony Delaney

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A former police officer, Anthony went into church leadership and now leads Ivy Church in Manchester.

An author of many books Anthony’s teaching is broadcasted weekly on UCB radio and he features regularly on national BBC Radio. 

At Westminster Theological Centre (accredited by the University of Chester), Anthony lectures to Graduate level on ‘Transformational Leadership.’ He also leads NewThing in western Europe which aims to train and deploy apostolic leaders and church planters across the globe with the goal of planting 10,000 new reproducing churches and LAUNCH: Church Multiplication Catalyst, a community which draws hundreds of church & network leaders from across the globe.

We are delighted that he is speaking at the 2019 Rural Ministries Leadership Conference.

2019 Conference rate and booking

Whilst we continue to financially support these events as part of our investment in you, we ask for a contribution towards costs of £100 per person with an Early Bird rate of £75 if booked before the 7th January 2019. Should this causes you or your church any financial difficulty, then please contact us directly as we would hate you to miss out for the sake of a few pounds.

All bookings must be made through Eventbrite booking system - just click on the button below.

Payment can be by card or cheque - just click on the option when prompted.

Please contact us if you have any queries.


Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick

About the venue

The Hayes, in Swanwick, Derbyshire, has successfully been the market leader as a Christian Conference Centre since 1911, providing residential and day conference facilities for up to 400 delegates. Set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside with easy road, rail and air links, the Centre is well equipped with modern quality facilities.

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