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How GB's 125th birthday can be a key tool for your church

15 May 2017

All GB leaders are invited to GB's summer conference - looking at how GB and our 125th birthday celebrations are a key tool for churches in making gospel connections.

The conference is for all GB's children and youth leaders and will take place on Saturday 15 July 2017 at GB's home of Cliff College, in Derbyshire.

Special guest speaker Rev. Dennis Pethers, from The Rooftop, will leading a Volumise session helping us to see how our #WeAreGB125 Celebrate Hope theme is a key tool for churches

Leaders will also enjoy fellowship, worship, get to hear encouraging news in the Council session, be equipped to take what you hear back home and much, much more - including an opportunity to celebrate the past 17 years under Director Ruth Gilson's leadership.

The day's programme, downloadable below, will be as follows:

10am Coffee and welcome time

10.30am Girls’ Brigade England & Wales’ Council Meeting – includes worship and prayer, Constitution discussion (with possible decision making), #WeAreGB125 - Phil Timson (from HOPE) presents a sneak preview of GB’s new Hope programme pack material, GB news and updates.

12.15pm Lunch

1pm GB – being the best thing since sliced bread... – we’re excited to welcome Rev. Dennis Pethers back to GB to lead a Volumise session helping us to see how our #WeAreGB125 Celebrate Hope theme is a key tool for your church in making gospel connections. 

3pm Farewell and Hello afternoon tea - an opportunity to celebrate the past 17 years under Director Ruth Gilson’s leadership, and to welcome the new director. Leading into a time of:

3.45pm Worship and commissioning 
 
4.30pm Departures
 
5.30pm #WeAreGB125 Champions’ Training – especially for #WeAreGB125 Champions, Regional and District Team Leaders. For enquiries about booking into this residential event please contact Hannah Field.
 
All GB leaders are welcome to attend the conference, please do encourage friends to come and share the car journey. It only costs £5 per person and you can let us know that you’re planning to attend by completing the Delegate Registration Form, below, and emailing it to GBCO by Wednesday 5 July 2017.
 
Only those who are Council representatives will join in the Travel Pool and should return the Council Member Registration Form, below, to GBCO also by Wednesday 5 July 2017. These representatives will be sent a call to the meeting directly as usual.
 
Even if you can't attend on the day, you can keep up-to-date with what's going on at the conference by searching for the following hashtag on Facebook and Twitter - #GBraiseshope
 

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