Stranger to friend 2019 conference review

Take a look back at the Evangelism and Discipleship's November conference, which focused on faith journeys, and how people move from being strangers to the church to being longer term friends.

The first contact and first experience with any church-related activity makes a big difference to faith journeys. To look at this more closely, the Evangelism and Discipleship Team hosted a special conference on November 5th and 6th 2019. Findings from research around faith journeys were presented, and a line up of inspiring speakers shared their thoughts and experiences. With 175 delegates, it was a busy and wonderful time to learn, share and talk together about the journey from being a stranger to the church to becoming a longer term friend.

Day 1: November 5th
We enjoyed a great first day with introductions to the concepts of faith journeys, friendship, empathy and belonging. A virtual fireworks display and toffee apples in the evening meant the first day ended with a bang.
Open Day 1: November 5th

Day 2: November 6th
The second day began with a Fresh Expressions Eucharist, reflections on everything we shared on Day 1, and continued with more on faith journeys from Nigel Genders and Dave Male
Open Day 2: November 6th

Bonus Material
A few speakers at our conference offered additional papers and resources that would be made available afterwards. You’ll find the selection of extra materials and our gallery of photos and videos on this page.
Open Bonus Material