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Partnership Meetings

Our Partnership Meetings are our main regular event for church leaders and others in ministry in the South West, and form the heartbeat of our Partnership.

Partnership Meetings take place quarterly in either Bristol or Bath, and involve a mixture of:

  • Teaching from invited speakers: considering key aspects of gospel ministry in a local church context, and how we can effectively partner together in those areas.
  • Partnership business: discussing the current and prospective work and events of the Gospel Partnership, so that we are shaping together the things we do to me effective and beneficial for our Partners.
  • Fellowship and prayer: supporting one other by providing a context for sharing the encouragements and discouragements of ministry and praying together for one another.

Church leaders from Partner churches, and Individual Partners are invited to bring along other members of their leadership or ministry teams, and those considering becoming Partners are welcome to join us for a few meetings to get a feel for what they are like.


Effective Gospel Partnership

The 2019 Partnership Meetings

We're excited to have a great line up of meetings for 2019, around the theme of Effective Gospel Partnership. We will be considering some of the key areas that SWGP aims to impact, and have asked a set of speakers with expertise in these areas to address us with a particular focus on how we can work together to see progress.

Effective Gospel Partnership
Nick McQuaker

23rd January, St Bart's Bath

Nick is the Director for Training and Development of the Sussex Gospel Partnership.

Effective Partnership in Training
Justin Mote

27th March, St Bart's Bath

Justin was formerly the Director of the North West Partnership, and has a wealth of experience training men and women for ministry in a local church context.

Effective Partnership in Church Planting
Neil Powell

5th June, Emmanuel Bristol

Neil is one of the conveners of 2020Birmingham, a coalition of churches and organisations working together to plant churches in the Birmingham area.

Effective Partnership in Youthwork
Robin Barfield

18th September, St Bart's Bath

Robin is the Chair of NWYouthworks, which runs youth events and training for those in youth ministry in the North West Partnership.

Effective Partnership for Growth
Ray Evans

27th November, Bristol

Ray is Church Leadership consultant with the FIEC, and author of "Ready, Steady, Grow!".