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National Conference 2021

National Conference 2021

Waitlist Now In Operation

We have now reached capacity for our available accommodation. Any delegates still wishing to book will be placed on a waitlist and will only be approved if more spaces become available.

The speaker for our 2021 conference will be Anne Witton. It will be held in Shropshire, England . from 4pm on Friday 1st October to 2pm Sunday 3rd October. The exact location will be given once your registration is complete.

Seminar Options

We intend to offer three seminar options on the Saturday:

Apps, macs and tech traps: Keeping my screen time healthy, positive and pure (Stuart Parker)

This seminar will explore good habits and boundaries around online devices, in order to make our phones and computers serve us instead of becoming their slaves. We'll be considering how to interact well with a range of online services (eg video, social media, blogs) and how to stay well away from pornography. 

What does it mean to be male or female? (Andrew Bunt)

Genesis 1 tells us that when God created humanity he made us male and female. But what does this mean? What does it mean to be male or female, why has God created two sexes, and how should that influence the way we live? We’ll explore what the Bible has to say on these questions, how it’s good news for all of us, and ultimately how it all points us to Jesus.

Nurturing your intimacy with God (Laura & Andy)

This practical, positive, encouraging workshop will address the struggles we have in maintaining healthy spiritual disciplines. We will have realistic contributors who have struggled themselves and who will share with us the practical wisdom they have learned along the way. We will also look at how to spur one another on in community.

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 can sign up for one of these slots at the conference.

A visit to the village of Llanyblodwel Llanyblodwel is situated on the River Tanat, to the south west of Oswestry. It is reckoned to be one of the prettiest villages in the border area between Shropshire and Wales. The church of St Michael the Archangel is a Grade 1 listed building and the old school and the schoolmaster’s house (both now private residences) are both Grade 2 listed. The timber-framed Horseshoe Inn is well worth a look too, and good views of the river Tanat are to be had from the old narrow bridge which spans the river here.

chirk castle

The Low-Ropes Course which is  completely redeveloped for 2021.

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 £170 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 paul@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 2nd August 2020 (note that to qualify for this discount, you must pay for your place in full by 2nd August 2020)
  • 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. Single rooms are now fully booked. Should you select the "single room supplement" after your application as been approved, we will put you on a waitlist. If a single room does not become available, we will offer you shared accommodation and refund you the additional £25.

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 paul@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.
We want to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID at this event. One way to do this may be to require all participants to provide evidence of a negative COVID test in the 72 hours prior to the start of the conference. We will decide nearer the time whether this will be a requirement of attendance. Please indicate whether you would be willing to take a COVID test in the days leading up to the conference.