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Plenary Sessions

The European Leadership Forum programme includes plenary sessions for all participants to attend each morning and evening. These sessions consist of worship, prayer, interviews, and teaching. 

MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS

The morning plenary sessions take place from Sunday through Wednesday morning. They focus on a passage of the Bible studied over the course of the four mornings. Peter Mead, Director of Cor Deo, will deliver the morning plenary talks in 2020.

Peter Mead, Director, Cor Deo

Peter is the director of Cor Deo, a ministry training programme in Chippenham, England. He is also part of the leadership team of Trinity Chippenham, a church Peter helped to plant back in 2014.  Peter is a lecturer for Union School of Theology.  He studied at Multnomah Biblical Seminary before getting his Doctor of Ministry degree under Haddon Robinson at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in the area of expository preaching. Peter is the author of Pleased to Dwell, Lost in Wonder, and Foundations (Christian Focus) as well as Galatians and John's Letters (10Publishing), and the preaching blog: BiblicalPreaching.net.  He is married to Melanie and they have six children.

 

EVENING PLENARY SESSIONS

The evening plenary sessions begin on Saturday evening. One evening plenary will be devoted to interaction within the Networks.

Stefan Gustavsson, Director, Apologia - Centre for Christian Apologetics

Stefan is a member of the European Leadership Forum Steering Committee. He is the director for Apologia – Centre for Christian Apologetics and makes his home in Stockholm. He was the founding General Secretary for the Swedish Evangelical Alliance. Stefan travels widely with apologetic teaching and training and is often involved in university evangelism and public debates. He is the author of several books on Christian apologetics and the Christian mind. Stefan is married to Ingrid and they have three grown children.

 

Rico Tice, Senior Minister for Evangelism at All Souls, Langham Place

Rico is the Senior Minister (Evangelism) at All Souls, Langham Place in London. Joining in 1994 during the later years of the ministry of John Stott, his main role is to help the hundreds of enquirers about the Christian faith who come through the doors of the church each year. He has also developed the Christianity Explored course, which introduces people to Jesus through studying the Gospel of Mark. Over 10,000 courses now run in over 100 countries every year, and the material has been translated into more than 50 languages. September 2016 saw the launch of a new resource from CEM called ‘Life Explored’, which is a 7 week course that unpacks sin through the lens of idolatry. Rico studied history at Bristol University and trained for ordination at Wycliffe College, Oxford (when he wasn’t playing rugby). He married Lucy in December 2008 and they have three young children – Peter, Daniel, and Mercy.

 

Sarah Breuel, Director, Revive Europe; Evangelism Training Coordinator, IFES Europe

Sarah serves as the director of the Revive Europe and the evangelism training coordinator for IFES Europe. Included in the Christianity Today’s “33 under 33” list of leaders to watch, Sarah served as Chair of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering 2016. Originally from Brazil and currently living in Rome, Sarah has worked for IFES in four national movements in the last 13 years (Brazil, Canada, Norway, and Italy) and now works in the European region. She has a business degree and an MDiv from Regent College. She has recently joined the Lausanne Board of Directors as its youngest member.  Sarah is married to René. They have planted a vibrant church in Rome and have two boys: Pietro and Matteo.

 

Dave Patty, President, Josiah Venture

Dave has been involved in training youth leaders and leading national and international youth movements in Europe for over 30 years and serves as the president of Josiah Venture.  He is also a founding member of Global Youth Initiative, which mobilises and equips youth ministry trainers in over 40 countries of the world.  Dave is an ordained pastor with a BA in theology and a MA in education.  He has also done graduate work in leadership development at Harvard University.  For the past 21 years he has lived in the Czech Republic, and spent the 10 years before that in Germany.  Dave is married to Connie, and has three children, Tyler, Caleb, and Claire.

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