ENGAGE 2018 – 25th to 28th May
What is Engage? An immersive exploration of God’s heart for every sphere of society.
Every Christian is called to serve God in their area of influence. Engage 2018 is a unique opportunity to join with other Christian professionals, to seek God together in worship, and explore His heart for your place of work – Family, Economics, Government, Education, Religion, Science, or the Arts.
Engage 2018 will include sphere-specific workshops, scriptural application, and collaborative learning on what it looks like to see God’s kingdom come in our place of work. Whatever level of experience you come with, the hope is for us all to grow together and develop longer-term networks of support and encouragement.
Join us for this family-friendly weekend as we worship, learn, discuss, and inspire one another to greater influence in the unique areas that God has placed us.
SPEAKERS & EVENT TEAM
Dr Jayakumar Christian is a development practitioner and author of numerous academic articles about poverty, powerlessness and missions. His works include “Powerlessness of the Rural Poor,” “Rethinking Christian Responses to the Poor,” and “Redefining Urban Poverty,” and “God of the Empty-Handed.” More recently he served World Vision India as the National Director and World Vision International as the Partnership Leader for Faith & Development.
Graham spent over 40 years working in the entertainment business. Initial two decades with Warner Bros. and Philips Media in various senior international roles in both music, digital media and filmed entertainment. Has been involved in Christian media for the past two decades, ran Word Music and Thomas Nelson Publishers, UK/Europe. Set up a media consulting business in 2005. A key role has been the setup of Hillsong music’s international distribution. Has been a trustee of Compassion UK for over 10 years, chairman of the board for the past 5 years.
Senior leadership in YWAM and other public ministry have taken Lynn to more than 110 nations. Some of his adventures include being part of the founding team of March For Jesus and he initiated and led the Reconciliation Walk, giving the opportunity to more than 2,500 people to walk portions of the route of the First Crusade apologizing for atrocities done in the name of Jesus. Lynn and Marti continue their commitment to taking the good news of Jesus to everyone and currently focus mostly on China and the Middle East.
Trevor is the team leader of Network church based in Harpenden and is part of the Pioneer group of Churches. He also co-leads Cell UK which encourages the development of holistic small groups in churches in the UK. He is married to Pam and they have four grown-up Children. Trevor runs a pottery studio with a friend with the aim of encouraging people in their creativity. He has a heart to see our faith lived out in every area of our lives.
Carl has worked for Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for 22 years. He initially started as a Church and Missions link worker and youth pastor, developing a multipliable youth church model in collaboration with churches. He has worked and travelled to over 40 countries focusing on missions, training and mercy ministries. Carl has led three missionary training communities over that time and, with his Master’s Degree in Applied Theology and Reflective Practice, lectures regularly in YWAM’s University of the Nations degree courses on Missiology and the Character and Nature of God. He served as the National Leader for YWAM England for 6 years and is currently based out of YWAM Harpenden as the Campus leader and one of the European Co-ordinators for YWAM regionally. He has recently started developing a new ministry in Christian Storytelling in diverse local communities, combining his love of culture, creativity and communication. He runs a catering business on the side and also has an art studio where he loves to paint.
Quintin is a co-founder of Fifty Eight, who partner with organisations to address modern slavery in global supply chains through research, training and development of technology solutions. He is a fellow at Hult International Business School where he leads studies into Corporate Leadership on Modern Slavery and serves on the advisory board of a number of charities. Quintin started his first business, a leading New Zealand internet and data-centre service provider when he was 15. He is passionate about the role business has in providing decent work and quality of life for people, and holds an MBA from Ashridge Business School. For many years Quintin worked with – and remains closely connected to – Youth with a Mission (YWAM). Quintin lives in the UK with his wife and 3 daughters.
John is married to his beautiful wife Sharon and has three fun & extroverted kids. He is Egyptian/American, has a BBA and MBA in business and has altered between full-time vocational work with NGO/Ministries and the Corporate world. Presently in YWAM, John is enjoying working within several spheres in Uganda (most notably Economics Sphere) with a prayer to bring deep, national Kingdom transformation. John loves anything involving creativity, innovation and seeing people coming into their full destiny as God created them. He’s currently working with a Co-founder on REDEEM, a mobile app that creates partnerships between business & charity to meet the immediate and long-term needs of rough-sleepers in London and beyond.
Rebekah is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and after university in Liverpool, she got introduced to YWAM and went to Kona for her DTS. She has been involved in YWAM ever since and presently is part of a team pioneering a new YWAM ministry in Cornwall, alongside this, Rebekah also works as a pharmacist. Her passions are seeing people experience the love of the Father in a relationship with Him, watching and enabling others to step into their true identity and purpose using their passions of how the Lord created them. Rebekah is currently working with the charity Esoi’s Hope which carries a vision for the sustainability of reusable nappies and sanitary products in Thailand, with the dream of expanding this across to the Philippines.
John is a long-term advocate of redefining success in business and the future of work. Shoremount was a Founding UK member of the global B Corp movement. He is Senior Advisor to Blueprint for Better Business for large corporates and institutions. He sits on the Investment Committee for Resonance’s multi-award winning impact funds. He contributes to the Land Stewardship & Faith working group. He’s Contributing Editor of The Guide to C21st Organisations and is pioneering Teylus: a model for workplace community. Once upon a time, he was in real estate and corporate finance. Whilst John is called to reimagining work, he is passionate about the environment and the restorative capacity of nature. John is married to the ever supportive Beth and father to Frederick, Charles, Wilbur and Felicity.
Keri began his career as a project engineer in the UK water sector but has been part of YWAM since 2007. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Engineering For (Community) Development. Keri has a passion for Biblical Worldview and seeing Christians engage with communities in ways that bring genuine transformation. He is part of the training leadership team at YWAM Harpenden and teaches on Biblical Community Development. Keri is married to Angie from Colorado. They have three children: Jonathan, Riley and Emma.
Last Chance Rate applies after 16 May.
£165.75 (Last Chance Rate £195) – includes conference, breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation
£106.25 (Last Chance Rate £125) – includes conference, lunch, dinner – no accommodation
£60.00 (Last Chance Rate £70) – day conference rate with lunch & dinner (Sat. and/or Sun)
Young Adult (12-17 yrs):
£80.75 (Last Chance Rate £95.00) – includes conference, breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation
£38.25 (Last Chance Rate £45.00) – includes conference, lunch, dinner – no accommodation
£21.25 (Last Chance Rate £25.00) – day conference rate with lunch & dinner (Sat. and/or Sun)
Child (4-11 yrs):
£29.75 (Last Chance Rate £35.00) – includes conference, breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation
£17.00 (Last Chance Rate £20.00) – includes conference, lunch, dinner – no accommodation
£8.50 (Last Chance Rate £10.00) – day conference rate with lunch & dinner (Sat. and/or Sun)
Infant (0-3 yrs):
Registration and check in from 3 pm on Friday, 25 May.
• Welcome orientation Friday evening, 7 pm, 25 May.
• The programme begins Saturday morning, 26 May and concludes at lunchtime on Monday, 28 May afternoon.
• All meals are provided. Let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.
• Accommodation is available, or you can arrange your own off-site accommodations.
• An integrated children’s programme for all ages is provided during this family-friendly event.
Please note that Saturday and Sunday night sessions are open to the public according to the schedule.
Highfield Oval is a safe, spacious site located in the town of Harpenden, just a 10 minute drive from St Albans. With a short 15 minute walk into town and the train station, the Oval is well situated. The Oval also has a popular café (voted one of the most ‘family friendly’ cafes in Harpenden) as well as its own woods to explore. The oval is well known locally as a great safe place for children to ride bikes, so please remember to bring your bikes, scooters, skate boards etc.
Harpenden is just a 25 minute train journey into central London. It is located 2 miles from the M1 and 6 miles from the M25. If you are travelling from overseas, Luton airport is just a 10 minute drive away and Heathrow and Gatwick International Airports are easily accessible by train.
We believe coming together at meal times is a really important for strengthening relationships, therefore we eat together in our large dining hall on site. Good, nutritious food is offered, which will hopefully appeal to those with smaller appetites as well as adults. Yummy snacks are also offered during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks. Please let us know if you have any allergy concerns.
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