Alpha Global Gathering

3rd May 2017
Holy Trinity Brompton, London

You are cordially invited to Alpha Global Gathering.

On this page, you will find more details for the AGG's Wednesday part of the programme.
For more information on speakers and programme for LC17, please do click through here.

On Wednesday, we will hear from Nicky Gumbel and Sandy Millar on the story so far, plus many others from all over the world as we look at what the Alpha culture looks like in different contexts. 

There will be sharing of stories and testimonies as we celebrate what God is doing through Alpha, and plenty of time for worship and ministry. Finally, to end our time together, we will be joining in with HTB Alpha's team training evening for their next term ahead. 

Details

When
3rd May 2017

Where
Holy Trinity Brompton
Brompton Road
London, SW7 1JA

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Speakers

@Matt Redman    Matt Redman has been a full-time worship leader since the age of 20, and this journey has taken him all over the world. He has sung in venues such as Madison Square Garden, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Matt is well-known for his songs 'The Heart of Worship’ and 'Blessed Be Your Name'. More recent music includes the double Grammy award winning ‘10,000 Reasons’. Matt is married to Beth and they have five children.

@Matt Redman

Matt Redman has been a full-time worship leader since the age of 20, and this journey has taken him all over the world. He has sung in venues such as Madison Square Garden, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Matt is well-known for his songs 'The Heart of Worship’ and 'Blessed Be Your Name'. More recent music includes the double Grammy award winning ‘10,000 Reasons’. Matt is married to Beth and they have five children.

@David Oyelowo      David Oyelowo is a classically trained stage actor who is working successfully and simultaneously in film, television and theatre. Notably, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 2014 film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. In 2000, he played the title role of Henry VI, becoming the first black actor to play an English king for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

@David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is a classically trained stage actor who is working successfully and simultaneously in film, television and theatre. Notably, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 2014 film Selma, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. In 2000, he played the title role of Henry VI, becoming the first black actor to play an English king for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

@Jessica Oyelowo    Jessica Oyelowo’s career began in theatre, appearing in West End productions including Hurly Burly alongside Andy Serkis. She went on to star and support in many BBC television productions before she and her actor husband David moved to the USA with their four children. She has worked with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, and in 2016 she made her writing and directorial debut with the short film, After the Storm. Jessica has developed her passion for storytelling into content creation and now gets behind the camera to see her love of stories, music and the complicated truths of life come alive on the big screen.

@Jessica Oyelowo

Jessica Oyelowo’s career began in theatre, appearing in West End productions including Hurly Burly alongside Andy Serkis. She went on to star and support in many BBC television productions before she and her actor husband David moved to the USA with their four children. She has worked with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, and in 2016 she made her writing and directorial debut with the short film, After the Storm. Jessica has developed her passion for storytelling into content creation and now gets behind the camera to see her love of stories, music and the complicated truths of life come alive on the big screen.

@Craig Groeschel    Craig Groeschel is the co-founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, a US-based church known for creating the YouVersion Bible App which has been downloaded in every country of the world. The Life.Church Open Network has resourced over half a million leaders and pastors for ministry, and the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast was listed in the Forbes top 15 inspiring podcasts for professionals. He is an internationally renowned speaker and New York Times best-selling author.

@Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel is the co-founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, a US-based church known for creating the YouVersion Bible App which has been downloaded in every country of the world. The Life.Church Open Network has resourced over half a million leaders and pastors for ministry, and the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast was listed in the Forbes top 15 inspiring podcasts for professionals. He is an internationally renowned speaker and New York Times best-selling author.

@Charlotte Gambill      A powerful communicator – speaker and author – known for her practical, humorous and passionate application of God's word. Her passion is to build the local church across the earth, to see people reach their full potential and to develop and strengthen leadership. As well as leading Life Church in England, Charlotte hosts the annual Cherish women's conference, which in 2018 expanded into Europe.

@Charlotte Gambill

A powerful communicator – speaker and author – known for her practical, humorous and passionate application of God's word. Her passion is to build the local church across the earth, to see people reach their full potential and to develop and strengthen leadership. As well as leading Life Church in England, Charlotte hosts the annual Cherish women's conference, which in 2018 expanded into Europe.

Prem Watsa    Since 1987, Prem Watsa has served as Chairman and CEO of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, a holding company with revenues of approximately $16 billion. One of ‘the world’s greatest investors’ (MoneyWeek Magazine), Prem sits on the Board of Directors for Blackberry, for the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation and for St Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto. Formerly he was also Chancellor of the University of Waterloo and on the Boards of the Bank of Ireland and ICICI Bank.

Prem Watsa

Since 1987, Prem Watsa has served as Chairman and CEO of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, a holding company with revenues of approximately $16 billion. One of ‘the world’s greatest investors’ (MoneyWeek Magazine), Prem sits on the Board of Directors for Blackberry, for the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation and for St Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto. Formerly he was also Chancellor of the University of Waterloo and on the Boards of the Bank of Ireland and ICICI Bank.

@Nicky Gumbel &     @Pippa Gumbel    Nicky Gumbel is Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), an Anglican church in central London across 4 sites with a regular attendance of 4,500 people – most aged between 18 and 35. He is the pioneer of Alpha, an introduction to the Christian faith. Since 1993, millions of people have completed Alpha and it has been translated into 112 different languages. He is married to Pippa, and together they write a commentary on the Bible in One Year, which has been tried by over 3.5 million users. 

@Nicky Gumbel & @Pippa Gumbel

Nicky Gumbel is Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), an Anglican church in central London across 4 sites with a regular attendance of 4,500 people – most aged between 18 and 35. He is the pioneer of Alpha, an introduction to the Christian faith. Since 1993, millions of people have completed Alpha and it has been translated into 112 different languages. He is married to Pippa, and together they write a commentary on the Bible in One Year, which has been tried by over 3.5 million users. 

Programme

 

Monday 19th November, 2018

09:00   Registration and doors open

10:00   Welcome

10:45   Break

11:00   Morning session 1

12:30   Lunch

13:15   Afternoon Session 2

14:00   Break

14:10   Seminars

15:10   Break

15:30   Afternoon Session 3

17:00   Close

FAQs

Got a burning question?

We've answered the most common ones below but if there's one we've missed, please do get in touch with us at leadershipconference@alpha.org

Who is the Leadership Conference for?

This conference is for the dreamer, the doer, those just starting out or the seasoned professional. You want to build your character and your confidence as a leader in Christ and you are ready to be challenged like never before.   

When and where is the conference happening?

The Leadership Conference 2019 will be based at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 May 2019, with hubs across the UK running the conference locally via satellite at the same time. As well as a hub here in London, there will be hubs in Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh and Plymouth.

(There will also be an international hub running the conference in Kuala Lumpur after the London event. Please click here for more information.)

Can I reserve tickets now and pay for them later?

Sorry, we are not able to reserve tickets. You are required to pay in full when making your booking; the system will only register your booking at the point of a completed payment. If you get to the payment page but do not pay, you will not be registered on the system and your tickets will be lost.

Can I get a refunds?

If you wish to cancel your booking for Event Tickets for this event, the following cancellation fees apply (Cancellation Fees) (this does not affect your rights as outlined in clause 8 of our Standard E-Commerce Terms and Conditions):  

(a) Cancellations made from 8th May 2018 to 6th October 2018, a £25 administration fee will be charged per ticket and 100% of the price of the Event Tickets will be refunded; 
(b) Cancellations made from 7th October 2018 to 6th February 2019 will be subject to 50% Cancellation Fees and only 50% of the price of the Event Tickets will be refunded; 
(c) Cancellations made after 7th February 2019 will be subject to 100% Cancellation Fees and 100% of the price of the Event Tickets will be forfeited. 


No fee is applicable for name transfers. If a delegate can no longer attend the event, we would encourage them to arrange for someone to replace them in order to avoid losing any percentage of their booking fee. You can change the name on the registration by logging into your account and replacing the delegate information for that ticket up until the 7th February 2019.

Can I book a ticket for just one day of the conference?

The registration fee covers both days of the conference. Due to how our ticketing system works we are not able to offer a registration option to attend just one day of the event, or for attendance at the evening sessions only.
We are happy for you to make your own arrangements to share tickets but regret we cannot assist in making these arrangements.
Please note that Monday 6 May 2019 is a bank holiday in the UK.

Can I pick where I want to sit?

For those attending the event at the Royal Albert Hall, the band of ticket that you purchase will dictate where you will be sitting during the conference. If you purchase a ticket in band A, B or C, you will be allocated a specific seat for the duration of the event. Band D tickets have unreserved standing space only.

Only groups within the same booking reference will be allocated seats together. It isn’t possible to book delegates in your booking into different seating bands; if you require delegates within your booking to be seated in other band please start a new booking with a different email address.

If you suffer from vertigo or a fear of heights, we would recommend that you purchase a band A ticket as these are lower down in the venue than the other banded seating.

Can children attend this event?

As this conference is adult-focused and we wish to provide a distraction-free environment for our other delegates, we regret that we are not able to accommodate children at this event. We would recommend you do not book tickets for any children who are under the age of 14. 

Will there be a live stream?

We will not be live streaming online, but there will be four UK hubs taking place alongside the Royal Albert Hall event on the 6 and 7 May 2019, in Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh and Plymouth.

(There will also be an international hub running the conference in Kuala Lumpur after the London event. Please click here for more information.)

Is foreign language interpretation provided?

There will be foreign language interpretation provided at the Royal Albert Hall this year. If you require interpretation, please ensure you select one of the nine languages during the booking process (Bahasa Indonesian, French, German, Italian, Mandarin. Polish, Portuguese. Russian and Spanish). We require a minimum of 20 delegates for each language to provide interpretation.  

Is BSL interpretation avaliable?

We will have BSL interpreters at the event, subject to demand. If you require BSL, please let us know as soon as you have booked onto the event by emailing leadershipconference@alpha.org

Will catering be available at this event?

Catering is not included in your ticket price. For food and drinks, please explore the shops and cafés around South Kensington. In addition, the restaurants at the Royal Albert Hall will be open for your convenience.

Do you have any recommendations of places to stay overnight?

We’ve pulled together a list of local accommodation options to suit each budget. You can find it here.

How do I get to the Royal Albert Hall?

The Royal Albert Hall is located in the heart of Kensington. For comprehensive information about travelling in and around London please see www.tfl.gov.uk 

By car:
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
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We regret car parking spaces are not available at the Royal Albert Hall. Visit this link to view details of car parks close to the venue. If this presents a significant issue for you due to mobility issues please email leadershipconference@alpha.org

By tube:  
South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines) and High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines) are the closest Underground stations to the Royal Albert Hall. Walking to the venue takes approximately 10 minutes from both stations. If travelling during peak periods please add 30 minutes to the following estimated journey times. Please note that the London Underground does not operate between 00.30 and 06.30.

By air:
From Heathrow Airport: Underground (Piccadilly Line) direct to South Kensington 40 minutes
From Gatwick Airport: South East Trains or Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station 30 minutes then Underground (Circle / District Lines) to South Kensington 10 minutes
From Luton Airport: Thameslink to Kings Cross 20 minutes then Underground (Piccadilly Line) to Knightsbridge 20 minutes
From London City Airport: Docklands Light Railway to Tower Hill 40 minutes then Underground (Circle and District Lines) to South Kensington 25 minutes
From Stansted Airport: Stansted Express to Liverpool Street 45 minutes then Underground (Circle Line) to South Kensington 40 minutes

Which HTB church services are taking place before the Leadership Conference?

There are a number of services across the four HTB sites on Sunday 5 May 2019. We highly recommend the following services:

  • HTB Courtfield Gardens at 10.30am

  • HTB Onslow Square at 10.30am, 4.30pm or 6.30pm

  • HTB Brompton Road at 5pm or 7pm

For directions to all of our sites please see the HTB website.