Talk Marriage 2014 is a one-day conference for people who care about marriage. You might be in church leadership or running marriage programmes, or maybe you feel a call to help others with thier marriages.
The event will focus on the vital role of the church in supporting marriage, and the impact this has on society and the church itself.
The workshop presentations and networking opportunities will give you the inspiration and tools to help the church build strong and healthy marriages.
You can register online below or by phoning 0845 600 9121. The cost of the conference is £12.50, which includes lunch, free books and a free subscription to Plough Quarterly.
10:30 Registration and coffee
11:00 Keynote Speech - Les Issac and John Fransham
12:45 Tour of Darvell Bruderhof
13:30 Choice of 3 Workshops
Peer ministry to marriages in difficulty or crisis - Clive and Kathy Jones
Explore: Introducing young people to the value of marriage - Chris Ford
Man and Woman: Marriage takes partnership - Steve and Ann Clifford
14:30 Workshops repeat
15:15 Open Discussion: What problems do we face in our churches, and how can they be tackled?
Les is the CEO of Ascension Trust. His mission and vision is to train and develop individuals to serve their local community. He launched Street Pastors, an innovative late-night outreach service to tackle the issue of violent crime on the streets.
John is a pastor at the Bruderhof and, together with his wife Regula, has counselled many couples. John has worked with many young people, and speaks with Breaking the Cycle, a forgiveness project in schools.
Steve and Ann Clifford
Ann is part of her church leadership team, has led marriage courses and walked alongside many couples with marriage difficulties. Ann works as a writer, theatre director, film-maker, and advisor to churches. She mentors women and teenagers.
Steve is the General Director of the Evangelical Alliance. A driving force behind some of the UK's most dynamic Christian projects, Steve came to the Evangelical Alliance in 2009 with a strong track record of mobilising the grass roots church to reveal Christ to the community.
Clive and Kathy Jones
Clive and Kathy have enjoyed being involved in marriage ministry for many years and coordinate Retrouvaille in England and Wales. Retrouvaille is an International community of peer ministers with the primary goal of providing help for couples who live in the disappointment and pain of marriage problems. Retrouvaille believes that every marriage, a union of one man and one woman, deserves the opportunity to survive, be healed and thrive as a covenant of life and love.
Chris is CEO of Explore, an educational charity whose purpose is to enable school and college students and other young people to explore issues concerning long-term relationships and marriage through dialogue with married couples.