Connected conference 2018

Connected conference 2019

Tuesday 8 October 2019


‘Connected’ is a day to equip and encourage ministers, leaders and those who serve in parishes across the Diocese of Bristol.
This year's conference will be held on a Tuesday in October.

At Connected 2019 we will focus together on the themes highlighted within Growing Faith, a vision set out by the House of Bishops to ensure a national commitment to ministry with children, young people and households.

We will be joined by Revd Chris Russell, Vicar at St Lawrence, Reading and Archbishop’s Advisor for Evangelism & Witness.

The day will also include input from Bishop Viv, worship, sharing stories from our parishes and opportunities to connect with one another.

Thanks to increased venue capacity due the opening of the balcony at St Michael's Centre, the invitation is once again extended to all who would like to attend. We recognise that this is a midweek, daytime event so will be filming the content of the day to be made available online after the event.

Connected 2017

If you'd like to see what happened at Connected 2017, you can find videos from the day here.

Connected 2016

If you'd like to see what happened at Connected 2016, you can find videos from the day here.

Connected 2018 Content:

At our Connected conference in 2018 we focused together on being and making disciples.

Speakers included:
Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford who has written widely on spirituality, discipleship and evangelism.
Revd Dr Donna Lazenby, Director St Mellitus College, South West. Tutor and Lecturer in Spirituality and Apologetics.
Dr Krish Kandiah, Founding Director of Home for Good, ambassador for Tearfund, author and speaker.

Videos from the day can be viewed below.

Q. When you look at the world through the lens of the cross, what do you see in 2018?

Q. How does Matthew 18:28-30 speak to you about our commission to make new disciples?
Download Krish's slides here.

Unfortunately the video of Donna's talk is unavailable at the request of the speaker.

Q. What signs do you see in the culture around us, of the culture seeking to make sense of itself?
Download Donna's slides here.

Q. In what ways could your church provide opportunities for people to explore the Christian faith?
Making disciples in your parish

Q. What could your church do to help people identify, develop and use their gifts?
Making disciples in your parish

Q. How could your church develop small groups that encourage people to grow as whole-life disciples?
Making disciples in your parish

Click here to find out more about our 'Making disciples in your parish' resource which supports parishes with six ways to create connections and make disciples.