Sent 2018 – Courage Conference

We live in a broken and hurting world, a world characterised by a climate of fear. The Church is called to serve that broken world, but in such a climate God’s people can also become fearful and try to hide in the shadows.

David faced similar circumstances in his day, yet when everyone around him stepped back in fear, David stepped forward, confident of who God was and what he had been called to do.


David had lived his life out of sight until this point, yet what he had learned of God prepared him for the moment when he was called to make an impact in his nation.

David showed true COURAGE.

God has prophetically encouraged us as a family to raise our expectations and take giant steps forward. He has promised to ‘enlarge our tents’, an enlargement that will see us change nations and bring Kingdom impact to different continents and cultures across the world. He has asked us to plant Kingdom seeds in spiritually barren land. This will require COURAGE.

In May 2018, we are calling on our family to gather, to join hands across the generations and explore what it means to be courageous as a family and as individuals. To stand up and step out to face the challenge our broken world has laid before us.

COURAGE is expressed through faith in God’s promises and in his power to fulfil them, and through action to play our part. David embraced this and defeated the giants of his day, imagine what we can do in ours.

Let us take COURAGE together and step into new adventures.


The Conference is spread over 4 days with registration open from 1800 on the 30 May 2018 and concludes at 1700 on the 2 June 2018.

The programme will consist of a mixture of joint main sessions where students & 20s join with the main conference (in the evenings) and some with specific sessions focused towards students & 20s and the leadership audiences.

The main sessions will be complemented by a series of seminars spread over the conference period and other opportunities to meet, connect and find out more about the Relational Mission family.

View the programme here.

Mike Betts

Mike leads the Relational Mission family of churches. He is an inspirational speaker with a desire to raise up many spiritual sons and daughters to be all they can be in God. He has also authored Relational Mission – A Way of Life and From the Inside out: A Grace-Filled Life.

Mike is married to Sue and they have a married grown up son. Mike and Sue were born and brought up in Lowestoft, UK.

Mike Pilavachi

Mike heads up Soul Survivor ministries (a charity that aims to equip young people to live their lives for Jesus) as well as pastoring the associated church – Soul Survivor Watford. Mike speaks at conferences around the world, trying to make people laugh and point them towards Jesus at the same time. He has written a number of books the latest of which is called ‘Everyday Supernatural’.

In his spare time, he loves to cooking, watching West Wing and tending his grape vines!

Tom Scrivens

Tom leads the Sent team and is also the lead elder at Hope Church, Ipswich. He and his wife Sarah have three young children.

Nick and Marlene Boyd

Nick and Marlene are an inspiring pioneering couple based in Mozambique. They head up and will be encouraging us from God’s word.

Seminar Speakers (Thursday)

Seminar 1 – Raising Sons and Daughters | Daniel & Anna Goodman

What should we be doing with our time? What can we do now that will bear fruit in 5, 10, 20 years? Answer: Raise sons and daughters. And not by ADDING to an already-full life, but by SHARING it! In this seminar Daniel and Anna will talk about why they have been persuaded to do less, but do it more intentionally, and give tips and insights on how to encourage, equip and empower others in all of life.

Seminar 2 – Starting New Families | Tom Shaw, Roger Eaton and Kevin Jones

What are the nuts and bolts of embarking on a church planting adventure?

Seminar 3 – Everyone a Witness | Rob Tervet

We all know we should do it, but what does sharing the good news look like in the 21st century? Join us for a practical session on how we can courageously witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives today.

Seminar Speakers (Friday)

Seminar 4 – A Church for a Broken World | Steve Morris

This seminar is about turning your dream of empowering the disadvantaged into a reality.

Seminar 5 – Starting New Families | Maurice Nightingale and Stef Liston

In this seminar we will discuss our vision for church planting across Relational Mission and how you can explore, prepare and engage with it.

Seminar 6 – Everyone a Witness | Clyde Thomas

In this seminar Clyde Thomas explores how we can make the theme of ‘everyone a witness’ a living culture within local church life.


Online booking has now closed. If you missed the boat but would still like tickets (for the whole conference or just day tickets) please email

Where is it?

Friends House, 173 – 177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Friends House is located in the heart of Euston, directly opposite Euston Station, and a stone throw away from King’s Cross and St Pancras International Stations.

By rail: From its position opposite Euston’s rail and tube stations, it is a ten minute walk from King’s Cross Station and St Pancras InternationalTerminus. All major rail terminals are easily reached by tube.

By tube: The nearest tube stations are Euston and Euston Square, which are on the Northern, Victoria, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City lines and overground.

By bus: Numbers 10, 18, 30, 73, 205 and 390 pass the door whilst 59, 68, 91, 168, and 253 stop nearby.

By car: Friends House is within a meter parking zone (Monday to Friday 08:30 – 18:30 and Saturday 09:00 – 13:30). There are alternative, longer-term parking facilities under Euston Station. Please note that Friends House is within the congestion charge zone.

International visits: St Pancras International Terminus is a ten minute walk away. Nearby Paddington Station offers a frequent shuttle service to Heathrow Airport. All London airports are easily reached from Euston.

Where can I stay?

While accommodation for the duration of the conference is not included in the ticket price, we have listed below a number of suggestions of accommodation providers (direct and internet search based) that may help you in making your accommodation choice.

Think creatively when booking. For example it may be cheaper to hire a house for a group of delegates to stay at and split the cost, rather then go for separate hotel rooms.

Generally the earlier you book accommodation the cheaper it is, so get in fast.

Suggested options (at various rates):

Airbnb (Private house hire) (Hotels/Apartments)

Studios2Let (Studio Apartments)

Premier Inn (Hotel)

Travelodge (Hotel)

YAH (Youth Hostel)

Take a look at all the FAQ’s by clicking HERE