2021 Diocesan LYCIG Conference – 15-17 October 2021
at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon
Residential conference to encourage and equip your church to grow – in numbers, in spirituality, in mission.
More about Leading Your Church into Growth
Book for LYCIG October 2021
Join us for our diocesan ‘Leading your Church into Growth’ (LYCiG) Conference from 6pm on Friday 15 October until 3pm on Sunday 17 October 2021 at High Leigh Conference Centre.
‘Leading your Church into Growth’ works with clergy, lay leaders and PCCs, enabling them to lead their church into the three key dimensions of growth: more people, becoming more like Jesus, having more impact on the community.
There are seven steps presented that are practical, do-able, with encouragement to help your church grow and flourish, as we emerge from the effects of Covid-19.
The presenters of LYCiG represent all church traditions, and contexts – rural, urban, estates, suburban, Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical and everything in between. The one thing they all have in common is first-hand experience of leading ‘ordinary’, normal local churches into growth.
In our diocese we like to encourage parishes, benefices and teams to come along together and we will significantly subsidise the cost for you. This means the full conference ticket (including all conference sessions and resources, accommodation & meals) normally £225 – is reduced to just £85 per person, for between 3 and 8 people from each parish including the vicar. If you are ordained you can use your CMD grant to cover this cost. People aged under 30 can go free!
‘In a church culture which is too easily besotted and beguiled by all that is shiny and new, ‘Leading your Church into Growth’ concentrates on the tried and tested, putting parish and people, evangelism and service front and centre. This is extraordinary help for ordinary churches.’
– Archbishop Stephen Cottrell, The Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of York, Patron of Leading your Church into Growth
‘For years ‘Leading your Church into Growth’ has been and remains the best single piece of training that any local church can undertake if it wants to learn more about sharing the great news of Jesus Christ.’
– Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool
Book for LYCIG October 2021
For those not able to attend our own Diocesan Leading your Church into Growth conference in October this year, you may be interested in coming along to the national LYCIG conference in Spring 2022. This conference will be the exact same content, but is open to churches across the country – so there will be others there who are not from our diocese.
The Spring 2022 LYCIG conference will take place at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, from lunchtime on Monday 21st March to lunchtime on Wednesday 23rd March. The cost is £225, but the diocese will still subsidise this so the cost to you is only £85.
More questions about LYCIG? – ask the Revd Kate Peacock
Also, hear from some of those who have attended our LYCiG Conference previously:
- “This course was really good for us because it gave time to think away from the pressures of everyday work – it would have been even better had we had more members of our team to join the conversation, ..” St Michael’s Church, St Albans (The Revd Kenneth Padley)
- ” … quick and easy way to describe the course is ‘inspirational'” …… “content is well thought out, well-rehearsed and delivered with passion” …. “what did we gain? – time to sit back and reflect …” “remember that we should be sharing all that we have in the love, hope and comfort of following Jesus” Bishop’s Hatfield Team – full testimonial here