31 October 2017

Christ Church – Mayfair, London

As the head of the church (Col. 1:18, ESV), Jesus makes a faith-building declaration about the church in Matthew 16:18b, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

As leaders who plant and build local churches, our hope rests not in our labours, but in Jesus who promises to build and protect his church. Even in an age when the church is under attack and being marginalised, we have hope, faith, and joy because the church of Jesus Christ is indestructible!

Join CJ Mahaney, Bob Kaufin and Jeff Purswell on Tuesday 31 October as we study these truths and fellowship together at Christ Church Mayfair, London.

The conference is open to all church leaders; those who are in full-time, bi-vocational or lay leadership: ministers, pastors, elders, deacons, small group leaders, worship leaders, youth leaders, women’s workers, ministry apprentices, interns, those currently in theological education, and those exploring their call to some form of church ministry or church planting. Spouses are also encouraged to attend.


C.J. Mahaney

C.J. Mahaney serves as the Senior Pastor at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. C.J. and his wife, Carolyn, have three married daughters, one son, and twelve grandchildren. C.J. cheers for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, and University of Maryland basketball, and he cheers against the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, and Duke basketball.

Bob Kauflin

Bob Kauflin is the director of Sovereign Grace Music and a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church in Louisville, Kentucky. As the director of SGM, Bob teaches pastors and worship leaders on the theology and practice of congregational worship.

Jeff Purswell

Jeff Purswell serves as a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. As Director of Theology and Training for Sovereign Grace, Jeff is dean of the Pastors College, leads pastoral and theological training for Sovereign Grace Churches, and is responsible for seeing that ordination standards and testing are in place to serve Regional Ordination Committees.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is the lead pastor of Grace Church Bristol, a church he planted in 2002 after graduating from the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. He also serves as the regional leader for Sovereign Grace Churches (UK & Ireland) helping to provide leadership in our shared mission of advancing the gospel through the planting and strengthening of local churches. Nathan is married to Clare and they have 6 children.



9:30 AM :: Doors Open for Onsite Registration & Coffee
10:00 AM :: Main Session 1
11:45 AM :: Coffee Break
12:00 PM :: Main Session 2
1:00 PM :: Lunch
2:15 PM :: Main Session 3
3:15 PM :: Coffee Break
3:30 PM :: Main Session 4
5:00 PM :: Finish


The conference is being held at Christ Church Mayfair, Down Street, London, W1J 7AN.

There is no parking available at the venue, but the nearest car parks can be found on the NCP site.

The nearest underground stations are Hyde Park Corner (0.3miles/7mins walk) and Green Park (0.4miles/8mins walk), both on the Piccadilly Line.

Christ Church Mayfair

Down Street
London, W1J 7AN

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