Elect Exiles
ACTS 29 EUROPE CONFERENCE | 7-9 MAY 2018 | Belgrade, Serbia

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.

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.

Our Speakers
Matt Chandler
Acts 29 President
Steve Timmis
Acts 29 CEO

Philip Moore
Acts 29 Europe Director
Tony Merida
Acts 29 Content Director & Podcast Host

Day 1
Monday, May 7
  • 13:00 | Arrange own lunch
  • 14:00 | Pre-conference "Gospel-Centred Preaching" with Tony Merida
  • 15:00 | Hotel Check-in
  • 16:00 | Open & Welcome - Philip Moore
  • 16:45 | 1 Peter - Matt Chandler
  • 17:30 | Break
  • 18:00 | News & Prayer - Town & city plants
  • 19:00 | Dinner
  • 19:45 | Crosslands drinks reception
Day 2
Tuesday, May 8
  • 07:00 | Breakfast
  • 08:30 | 1 Peter - Matt Chandler
  • 09:30 | News & Prayer - rural plants
  • 10:15 | Break
  • 10:45 | Gospel Centered 1 & 2 - Steve Timmis
  • 12:45 | Break
  • 13:00 | Lunch
  • 14:30 | Live podcast "Church in Hard Places" - Tony Merida, Doug Logan, Paul Mcloughlan
  • 15:30 | Break
  • 16:00 | Gospel Centered 3 - Steve Timmis
  • 17:00 | News & Prayer - Islam
  • 18:00 | Break
  • 19:00 | Dinner & focus group
Day 3
Wednesday, May 9
  • 07:00 | Breakfast
  • 08:30 | Gospel Centered 4 - Steve Timmis
  • 09:45 | Takeaway & Pray
  • 10:45 | Break
  • 11:15 | 1 Peter - Matt Chandler
  • 12:00 | Worship & Close - Philip Moore
  • 12:30 | Lunch & Depart
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia

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 city-centre attractions like Belgrade Fortress, set beside the Sava and Danube Rivers.

* Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG)

Lowcost flights from the UK available from Luton and Heathrow


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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. The journey is less than 20 min by car. In the arrivals area, look for the agent with the Acts 29 logo, who will direct you to one of our chartered minivans/taxis. We have negotiated an excellent price of 10 € per vehicle (or 1,200 RSD if you prefer to pay in Serbian dinar currency). Please pay the driver directly. You can also pay with USD, EUR or RSD in cash.
Please note: credit card can no longer be accepted – Receipts can be given on request.

If you cannot find the agent, iMessage or WhatsApp Danijel +38163363860 and you will be collected ASAP. You can also use this number anytime to arrange a taxi into town. Just say you are with Acts 29 and you will get a special reduced rate.

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 2,000 RSD (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 belgrade2018@acts29.com

189 EUR SOLD OUT - Triple Saver (sharing) includes conference pass and all meals - through Mar 21
209 EUR SOLD OUT - Twin (per person sharing) includes conference pass and all meals - through Apr 25
279 EUR SOLD OUT - Single – includes conference pass and all meals - through Apr 25
419 EUR SOLD OUT - Double (per couple sharing) includes conference pass and all meals - through Apr 25
100 EUR Conference Pass (includes lunch & dinner and breaks but no accommodation) - through Apr 27
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Tel: 0114 2676704

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