Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th September 2022

A packed programme (four online evenings and a Saturday in-person event) of teaching, networking, and encouragement to support you in your local church ministry

Monday 19th September - Re-scheduled

Please note – following the announcement of the funeral arrangements for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Monday evening session has been re-scheduled to Wednesday evening.

Tuesday 20th September - Online

7:30pm – 9:00pm

“Gwasanaethu Duw yn ein Tymor” / “Serving God in our Times”

Noson Gweinidogaethau Cymraeg.
Siaradwr: Dafydd Job
Cyflwynyddion yw John Treharne a Lois Adams.

Evening of Welsh Ministries.
Speaker: Dafydd Job
Hosted by John Treharne and Lois Adams.

This session will be presented in the Welsh language.

Wednesday 21st September - Online

7:30pm – 9:00pm

“Perseverance in Evangelism”

Re-scheduled from Monday evening, Andy Pitt and John Funnell, alongside a panel of local believers and a live-link to Pembrokeshire, will consider what persevering in evangelism looks like in rural Wales today.

Thursday 22nd September - Online

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Network streams – session 1

Please note – the Discipling God’s people network session has had to be rescheduled to 6:30pm on Friday 23rd September.

7:30pm – 9:00pm

“Stories of perseverance”

David Yeghnazar, International Director of Elam, is familiar with one of the fastest growing Christian movements in the world today – the Church in Iran. But that story also includes significant persecution. The blood of the martyrs is still the seed of the Church. David will highlight some of those lessons as he joins online, by recorded interview.

City Banker, Jeremy Marshall, will also be with us on screen, but live, as he shares his remarkable story of battling with cancer. Jeremy continues to model how suffering produces perseverance in those who follow Christ.

So, two men who are learning what the resilience of faith looks like. Asking the questions and chairing the evening will be Peter Baker.

Friday 23rd September - Online

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Discipling God’s people network session – rescheduled from Thursday evening

7:45pm – 9:00pm

“Keep going!! God’s grace is enough.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-6:2

Speaker: Nay Dawson
Hosted by Caz Raine

Find out more here

Saturday 24th September - Glenwood Church, Cardiff

8:15am – 9:00am


9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome & worship

9:15am – 10:00am

“Lessons in Perseverance from Scripture” John Lennox

11:10am – 11:30am

Coffee break

11:30am – 11:40am

Worship & prayer

11:40am – 12:15pm

“Perseverance in Welsh Church History: Lessons and laughter from the life of Seth Joshua”

A donkey driver who became a daring evangelist, who called Wales to a deepening of the Spiritual life. – Jonathan Thomas

12:15pm – 1:10pm

“Perspectives on Perseverance”

Siân Baker interviews Eryl Davies, Phil Swann and Becca Thomas.

1:10pm – 1:55pm


2:00pm – 2:30pm

“Perseverance in Evangelism and Pioneering”

Phil Davies interviews leaders from several Welsh ministries.

2:30pm – 3:00pm

“Growing Churches Programme”

Phil Jenkins introduces and commissions the 2022 cohort of Growing Churches Programme evangelists.

3:00pm – 3:35pm

“The Hallmarks of a Resilient Leader”

How to stay the course and cross the line – the challenge of resilience in leadership – Peter Baker

3:35pm – 3:45pm

Worship & prayer to close

Please note: The Saturday event will not be streamed live online, but we hope to make recordings and resources available via the WLF website shortly after the conference.

The majority of the main sessions for this year’s conference will be delivered in English. However, we are keen to extend the use of Welsh language speakers in future events. If you would like to recommend someone, please email info@walesleadershipforum.org.uk