National Conference 2020

National Conference 2020

 How long Lord? Finding hope when the storm clouds gather

Sometimes we find ourselves struggling to understand this world. Things don’t seem to run smoothly. Bad people get away with doing bad things. Good people seem to suffer. It doesn’t seem fair. On top of all that it can feel like God isn’t doing anything and the world is spinning out of control. When we are confronted with these troubles we can be tempted to give up and despair. But there is a better way.

In the Bible, God has given us what we need to survive when we find ourselves faced with these harsh realities. He gives us prayers to pray and language to use. He shows us what we desperately need to know, and in particular he shows us more of himself. We learn to lament but not to despair. To cry but not to give up.

 This year at the conference we will walking through the Book of Habakkuk and allowing God to teach us what faith looks like in the dark places of life. When we begin to see God in all his glory, it doesn’t answer all our questions, but it is the place where we can find joy.

Jonty Allcock is the pastor at The Globe Church, London. He is married to Linda and has three boys. He studied chemistry at university, supports Southampton FC, and loves teaching people about Jesus. He is the author of Impossible Commands

Patrick Dixon will give the Rendle Short Lecture. He is chairman of Global Change Ltd. He has advised over 400 of the world's largest corporations including many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical technology companies on a wide range of global trends. He has been ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today. In 1988, as a palliative care physician at University College Hospital, he founded the international Christian AIDS agency ACET (AIDS Care, Education and Training), which has programmes in 14 nations. He is married to Sheila with four children and seven grandchildren.

The national conference brings together members at all stages of their career. There are separate seminar tracks for:

·        All healthcare professionals

·         Nurses

·         Student leaders* 

*this track is by invitation only

 Families with teenagers and/or children welcome – come and join us for a great weekend together!



17:00 onwards Registration

18:30     Dinner

20:00     Welcome

Honest Questions

Habakkuk 1

Jonty Allcock

21:30     Free time – refreshments will be available


07:00 onwards Breakfast

07:45     Prayer time

09:30     Patient Watching

Habakkuk 2

Jonty Allcock

11:15     Coffee


13:00     Lunch

14:00     Free time (with optional Focus Groups 15:00-15:30)

15:30     Tea

16:00     Rendle Short Lecture

Digital and gender dysphoria − what it all means for mental health in tomorrow's world

                Patrick Dixon


18:30     Dinner (optional early family dinner at 18:00)


                An opportunity to share your stories

21:00     Free time/Q&A with main speakers


07:00 onwards  Breakfast

07:45     Prayer time


10:45     Coffee

11:15     Defiant Singing

Habakkuk 3

Jonty Allcock


13:00     Lunch

14:00     Depart

YOUTH & CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME run by YWAM (Youth with a mission)

There will be a youth and children’s programme for 3-18 year olds:

‘World Changers - Know God and make him known!’
 The kids will explore Love, Hope, Prayer, Praise and how to stand firm

 Please indicate names and ages of your teenagers and children on the booking form and any special needs/additional information the team should be aware of. 
(please note that the night patrol service is no longer available)


Available throughout the conference will be a wide selection of challenging and relevant Christian books. Cash, cards and phone app payments all accepted.


There will be opportunity for prayer and counselling throughout the weekend.


If you cancel your booking, your payment will be returned with the deduction of a £40 administration fee per adult. No refunds will be paid for cancellation after 8 April 2020.

 For more details or enquiries, contact:

Doctors Ministries Coordinator

Tel: 020 7234 9670



National Conference 24-26 April 2020

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL


Online booking is available at

Alternatively, please complete this paper form and enclose a cheque and post to the address overleaf.

 Student leaders need to register separately with the Student Department.

Email to book your place.

24/04/2020 17:00 - 26/04/2020 14:00
Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre
Yarnfield Lane
Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NL United Kingdom



Friday, 24 April 2020

24/04/2020 09:00 - 26/04/2020 14:00

Saturday, 25 April 2020


Sunday, 26 April 2020

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