Peter’s first letter is written to what he calls elect exiles. That description sums up our identity and experience in the world. In Europe, we who hold to the biblical faith are exiles and experience growing hostility and all the more so as we plant churches that hold the same faith and have the same mission. We are delighted that Matt Chandler will be exhorting, teaching and encouraging us from this letter.
Our conviction is that planting and growing healthy churches means keeping the gospel at the centre of all that we do, as churches, as leaders, as disciples. And yet the drift of the human heart and the drift of every church is away from the gospel. Steve Timmis has been working out what it means to be gospel-centred for almost 40 years. We are honoured to have him to help us think through these issues for today.
Culture is undeniably hostile. And yet sin and rebellion are not able to eradicate God’s grace in culture or in Jesus. The gospel inspires us not only to engage culture but to create culture. Mike Cosper has been reflecting on the interface between culture and faith for all of his ministry. We are excited to see how he will help us to grow in our thinking and practice of culture.
This conference is for all who, as elect exiles, want to live out the gospel in every area of life - church planters, church leaders, church members. We believe that the best way to get the maximum benefit is to come with a group of people from your church and to discuss and debate how the content delivered can be practically applied to your context.
The 2018 (biennial) Acts 29 Europe Conference will be held at the stylish Crowne Plaza hotel in Belgrade, Serbia. The hotel is in the heart of the New Belgrade business district, located 15 minutes’ drive from the airport* (BEG) and only a few minutes drive from Belgrade Central train station and city-centre attractions like Belgrade Fortress, set beside the Sava and Danube Rivers. * Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG)
Q. How can I help others to attend the conference?
A. To assist those for whom the registration cost would be a hindrance, we have set up a conference bursary fund. You will be given an opportunity at the end of your registration to contribute to this. Thank you in advance for your generosity. More information here.
Q. How can I get from the airport to the hotel?
A. We recommend you take a taxi (cost approx. 15€). There is a Taxi information stand at the arrivals hall. An airport bus departs every hour on the hour between 07:00 and 22:00 taking approximately 30 minutes to reach the centre of Belgrade. The bus also stops at Fontana in Novi Beograd and at the central railway station. One way fare is 200 dinars (<2 EUR) and can be paid directly to the bus driver. Please note that you will still have to walk for 25 minutes from the main station to the hotel (that’s why we recommend the taxi).
Q. I am travelling by car. Is there parking available at the hotel?
A. Yes on-site parking is available for a daily fee of 2000 dinars (approx. 16 EUR per day)
Q. Can I bring my children with me?
A. You can bring your children with you. Before registering please Email us details of your children’s’ names and ages so that we can inform you of the additional cost.
Please note that we are not providing any daycare at the conference. It is your responsibility to take care of your own children at all times.
Q. I would like to come earlier before the conference starts and/or stay after the conference has finished. How do I book and pay for the extra nights?
A. You will need to contact the hotel directly to check availability and make your reservation. The cost per extra night (per room, incl. breakfast) will be:
– Single room 91€
– Double/Twin room 101€
– Double/Twin room (superior) 121€
To secure this price, don’t forget to mention that you are already registered for the Acts 29 conference.
Q. My question has not been answered here. How can I contact you?
A. The Acts 29 conference organising team will be glad to help you. You can use the button on the top right of this page or click here to email us directly. All email inquiries regarding the conference should be sent to [email protected]
|199 EUR||Early-Bird Twin (per person sharing) - through Dec 31|
|279 EUR||Early-Bird Single - through Dec 31|
|398 EUR||Early-Bird Double (per couple sharing) - through Dec 31|
|20 EUR||Conference Only (for locals only and does not include accommodation or meals) - through May 1|
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