Bishop David UrquhartThe Bishop of Birmingham’s second discipleship conference for lay people will equip participants to be:

Inviting Disciples who attract others to Christian Faith by how they live and act and by what they say;

Inviting Disciples who can share in relationships with others something of the core of their Christian;

Inviting Disciples who are able to invite others to enter into Christian Faith and Church life.

The day will give encouragement, confidence and support to lay people to enable them share their Christian Faith with others.

There will be time for participants to worship together and opportunities to share their Christian faith with each other.

Participants will be invited to attend by their local church.

Engage Worship

Engage Worship

We are delighted to have Engage Worship with us for the day. Sam and Sara Hargeaves, and a wonderful band of musicians, will lead us in worship. aims to resource local churches for creative, innovative and world-changing worship; engaging with God, each other and the world around them.

Do visit their great website to find out more about their work.

  • Recording of the talks:

    David Runcorn

    Loretta Minghella

    You can download these from our SoundCloud channel by clicking here.

  • Saturday 15 November 2014

    9.00am – 4.15pm

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston


    Loretta Minghella

    Loretta Minghella OBE (Christian Aid's CEO) will share her own faith story.

    David Runcorn will lead a time of Bible study exploring how we can share our Faith in relationship with others.

  • My Story

    In the lead up to the conference we will be hearing stories from lay people around the Diocese.

    “As part of planning the Bishop’s Lay Conference the planning group were asked to think about their faith story, the path that had led to where they are now and significant moments along the way. This was a really good experience taking time to personally think about my own faith story but more so having the opportunity to share it with others and hear other peoples story as well. I hope the lay conference is a time where others are able to go through this process of getting to understand their own story, share it and hear what others have shared.”

    Adam Larkin
    (St Thomas' Community Project)

  • Mandy Saunders

    Hear from Mandy Saunders as she shares her story of coming to faith. Mandy is a Churchwarden at St Hilda's, Warley Woods.

    Emily Spencer

    Hear from Emily Spencer as she shares her story of coming to faith and living it out. Emily is a teacher and support worker working with international students.

  • Paul Lacey

    Hear from Paul Lacey as he shares his story of coming to faith and living it out. Paul is a former Mission Apprentice who now works at Aston Parish Church.

    Andy Ferrari

    Hear from Andy Ferrari as he shares his story of coming to faith and living it out. Andy is a lecturer at Bournville College.