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National Conference 2022

National Conference 2022

The speaker for our 2022 conference will be Julian Hardyman. It will be held in Shropshire, England - from 4pm on Friday 30th September to 2pm Sunday 2nd October. The exact location will be given once your registration is complete.

Seminar Options

We intend to offer three seminar options on the Saturday:

From Solid Ground to Sinking Sand - when church leaders are swayed by contemporary culture (Speaker TBC)

What is our reaction when our church leaders start to question the truth of the historical biblical ethic on sexuality? Do we challenge or leave the church when our leaders are no longer prepared to teach on marriage and relationships or are now openly 'affirming'? This seminar will teach the biblical principles of same-sex relationships, discuss the choices we face in response to a change in stance from our leaders, as well as give testimony from those who have faced this painful dilemma.

Happily Unmarried: The Joy of Undivided Devotion (Jonathan Berry)

In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul says to those struggling with self-control that “it is better to marry than to burn with passion”. For those of us only attracted to the same sex, this might leave us feeling like we’ve hit a dead end. This seminar will take a positive and upbeat look at what celibacy can look like for the Christian. We’ll hear honest testimony from people at different life stages that will reveal not just their struggles, but how their celibacy has led them to increased devotion and dependence on the Lord.

Objections to Biblical Teaching (Graham)

We face no shortage of opposition both inside and outside the church, but what reasons do people have for opposing the biblical teaching? This seminar will examine some of the most common objections and give us insight into the reasoning behind them. We will look at what answers the Bible holds, and consider whether some of the arguments may actually represent a fair critique of where the church is failing in its ministry to LGBT people.

Saturday afternoon options

On Saturday afternoon, there are three hours of free time to relax however you wish to. There are three activity options that you can opt into below. There will also be some slots to talk through personal matters with people from the prayer ministry team: you may request one of these slots below, or on arrival at the conference.

A visit to the vale of Llangollen Calling at the Horseshoe Falls on the River Dee - lovely views en route - and then stop in the very pretty town of Llangollen where you can visit various sites, do a bit of shopping, have a gentle stroll or go to a cafe. chirk castle

The Low-Ropes Course on site has been recently redeveloped to provide a brighter environment. There will be a range of team challenges available.

Walk - This will be our usual but spectacular circular walk from the site. Stout shoes are recommended as the walk can be muddy. This activity is free of charge.

aqueduct

Small Groups

There will be some small group work. You will be asked to indicate your group preference on the form below. The options are are follows:

  • Women – who are same-sex attracted
  • Men – who are same-sex attracted
  • Young adults – mixed gender SSA – up to early 30s
  • Married men – who are same-sex attracted
  • Spouses – married to a same-sex attracted husband or wife
  • Seniors – over about 60 who are SSA
  • Parents – of same-sex attracted son/ daughter
  • Non-SSA
     

Discounts and bursary fund

The cost of attending the whole weekend is £172.50 per person, with other options available for those only able to come for part of the time. If you would prefer to pay in instalments, then please email events@truefreedomtrust.co.uk and Paul will be happy to agree with you when you can make smaller payments.

We have three standard discounts available:

  • 10% off Early Bird for booking prior to 1st August 2022 (note that to qualify for this discount, you must pay for your place in full by 1st August 2022)
  • 25% off for active TFT Voluntary Workers
  • 50% off for the unwaged/ unemployed

Please note that only one of the early bird/VW/unwaged discounts may be selected.

Accommodation will be mainly shared rooms of between 2-5 people. A limited number of single rooms are available for an additional charge of £25. Please select the "Single Room Supplement" when booking to request one of these rooms. Note that your request is not guarenteed until this is confirmed by one of the TFT Staff Team. The additional £25 will be returned to you if we are unable to allocate a single room. If you require one of these rooms on health grounds, please contact events@truefreedomtrust.co.uk

We also have a bursary fund so that no-one should be prevented from attending the event due to lack of money. If you are interested in applying for financial support, please email events@truefreedomtrust.co.uk with your request, stating how much you can afford to pay. We ask that everyone makes some contribution to their fee, however small. This fund is provided by members and we always welcome further contributions to help more people benefit from attending the conference. 
 

Application

Event registration contact details
Registration Information for the National Conference
Please write below any special dietary requirements you have, even if you have told us before. If you leave this box blank, we will assume that you have no special dietary needs. Note that we may not be able to cater for all of these dietary requirements and we may ask you to bring certain items from home to supplement what we can provide.
Please state any disability requiring special accommodation.
On Saturday, we will have a small group time. Please indicate the group you would like to join.
Please indicate below which activity you would prefer to do on the Saturday afternoon. See details above for the activity options
Please indicate which seminar (or none) you would prefer to attend on the Saturday. See the conference brochure for more details of the seminar options
I agree with TFT's Basis. I will seek to honour God and my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, in attitude and behaviour, at the conference. I also understand that anything shared by delegates is to be treated in strictest confidence, including their attendance at the conference. I agree not to take/publish any photos at the event without clear permission. I accept that I may be asked to leave the conference if I do not abide by this declaration.
 
Contact (eg phone) details of someone whom we could contact in case of emergency. An example would be the case of you being taken seriously ill whilst at this conference. Providing this information is entirely optional. Our intention would be to ask first for your permission to contact this person in the unlikely event of needing to make contact with him/her.
Please state what version of your first name you would like on your name badge. Eg "Jon" or "Jonathan". If you leave this blank, we will use your full first name
If you would like to share a room with one or more others who are also coming to the conference, please give name(s) here. Note that we take these preferences into account but cannot promise to accommodate these requests. Sharing requests will only be considered for registrations completed more than 4 weeks before the conference.