For years we have seen a growing momentum as God calls His church to seek his face in prayer and worship. We are called to be a presence people.
So this year we are bringing the prayer and worship streams together, as 24-7 Prayer and Worship Central partner to host a major conference in Birmingham, the UK's second largest city.
Join us in 2017 for The Gathering
THE GATHERING // 26-29th October 2017
JOINT EVENT: Thursday 26th - Friday 27th
To kick off the event we will be gathering up to 3000 for a joint event at Birmingham's ICC, packed with prayer, worship and world-class teaching. After two days together we will split into Worship Central and 24-7 Prayer streams at different locations in the city.
[The event will start at 2pm on Thursday 26th]
WORSHIP CENTRAL STREAM: Saturday 28th
On Saturday the Worship Central Stream will be holding further training for Worship Leaders and teams at St. Luke's Gas Street. There’ll be loads more space for extended times of worship, with lots of teaching as well as a chance to pray into the global vision of Worship Central.
24-7 PRAYER STREAM: Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th
On Saturday and Sunday the 24-7 Prayer Stream will carry on the conference at different locations around the city. This ticket will include the Saturday night party and auction in true 24-7 tradition.
The event will finish around 1pm
Date: 26 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
|Joint Event||Thursday 26th - Friday 27th||
|Joint Event + Worship Central Stream||Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th||£80|
|Joint Event + 24-7 Prayer Stream (Sold out)||Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th||£100|
Event tickets do not include food or accommodation
REFUNDS - You have a period of 14 (fourteen) working days in which you may cancel your booking, starting from the day after the day you receive the email acknowledgement of event tickets. Working days means that Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays are not included in this period. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
All information gathered will be shared in its entirety between 24-7 Prayer and Worship Central
Together as 24-7 Prayer and Worship Central, we're gathering at the ICC Birmingham:
Address: The ICC Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA, UK
24-7 Prayer Stream
The 24-7 Prayer Stream takes place all day Saturday and Sunday morning in locations across Birmingham:
Birmingham City Church (BCC)
Address: Birmingham City Church Parade, Birmingham, Parade, Birmingham B1 3QQ
The REP Theatre
Address: Library of Birmingham, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP
Worship Central Stream
The Worship Central stream takes place on Saturday in St Luke's Gas Street:
Address: 41 Gas St, Birmingham, B1 2JT
If you've never been to one of our conferences before, or you're wondering what a joint conference looks like, here's what you can expect when we head to Birmingham for The Gathering 2017....
The Joint Gathering
For our joint gathering, individuals and communities will gather from across 24-7 Prayer and Worship Central all over the world. Together we’ll learn, grow and seek God’s kingdom in our first two days. Featuring:
There’ll be inspiring main sessions which will feature incredible speakers - see our speaker tab for more information - as well as a range of seminar sessions to go deeper into key prayer and worship topics.
There will be opportunities to pray 24-7, pray for communities all over the world, as well as stepping out in prayer across the city of Birmingham.
During our main sessions, a host of amazing worship leaders will be joining us - see our worship leader tab for more information - and there’ll be extended times of sung worship to go deeper, together.
Late Night Sessions
A host of opportunities to have fun together across the city of Birmingham - this will include a host of smaller activities, sessions and musicians.
After our joint time together, we’ll split into separate streams focusing on prayer and worship:
24-7 Prayer Stream
This Saturday and Sunday morning gathering will feature main sessions and seminars specifically focusing on prayer, mission and justice all over the world.
We’ll also have some special celebrations including our annual 24-7 Prayer auction and Saturday night party - an opportunity to connect and celebrate with 24-7 communities all over the world.
Worship Central Stream
This Saturday gathering will feature extended training for Worship leaders and teams. There’ll be more space for extended times of worship and the opportunity to pray into the global vision of Worship Central.
Jeremy Riddle is a songwriter and worship leader at Bethel Church. Jeremy has written many songs such as “Furious”, “This Is Amazing Grace”, “Fall Afresh”, “God of the Redeemed” and “One Thirst”. Jeremy and his wife Katie have five children and reside in Redding, California.
Amanda Cook is a songwriter and worship leader at Bethel Church. Amanda has written many worship songs including “You make me Brave”, “Closer”, “I will exalt” and “Shepherd”. When she is not travelling, she and her husband Jacob enjoy life and community at home in Redding, California.
Housefires is a group of musicians from Atlanta, Georgia, who pursue authentic worship of God. They have equal desire to elevate the songs that are sung in ordinary houses, and write anthems for the gathered church worldwide. They have written songs including "Good, Good Father" and "Yes and Amen" and their latest album is Housefires III.
Tim leads Worship Central, and along with his wife Rachel have recently pioneered a new church in the city centre of Birmingham, St. Luke’s Gas Street. Tim has written many songs including, Here I Am to Worship, Happy Day, The Way and Hope & Glory.
Luke helps to lead Worship Central with Tim and is based at St. Luke’s Gas Street Church in Birmingham. He has written many songs including 'Spirit Break Out', 'Ready for You' and 'Stand Up'. Luke is married to Anna.
Anna is the worship pastor at St. Luke's Gas Street in Birmingham, as well as being part of the Worship Central team as a songwriter and worship leader. Anna is married to Luke.
Nick is a songwriter and worship leader whose co-writes include God's Great Dance Floor, Jesus Saves, The Same Power, The Way and Let It Be Known. He is also the Creative Pastor at St Luke's Gas Street in Birmingham. Nick is married to Ali and they have two children; Gracie & Josiah.
Josh is part of the Worship Central team as a worship leader and the ministry’s Creative Director. He spent the last few years in London leading worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, and is now based in Birmingham as a part of Gas Street Church. Josh released his debut EP, ‘As The Waters Rise’, in 2016.
Seth leads Symphony Co., best known for its summer event- Midnight Oil - which gathers thousands annually. The charity seeks to serve the local church through music, ministry and mission. Seth attends St Luke's Gas Street church. His debut 2015 Gospel album landed in the top 5 of the UK official Christian chart.
Guvna B, is a MOBO award winning rap artist from London. Known for his positive, energetic and inspiring lyricism, his most recent release SECRET WORLD was the UK’s highest charting ‘clean’ rap album in 2015.
At The Gathering, Guvna B will be performing in one of our late night sessions
Danielle serves in The Salvation Army as an officer – currently leading the social justice fight in the United States, Western Territory based in LA, California. She is internationally recognised in her capacity as a leader, speaker, writer, justice advocate, mission developer, and church planter. Danielle is passionately committed to seeing God’s Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven, is married, and is the mother of three boys.
Dr. Johannes Hartl
Johannes is the director of the House of Prayer in Augsburg, Germany which he founded with his wife Jutta in 2005, and they have been praying 24/7 since 2011. Johannes studied German philology and philosophy, and received a doctorate in Catholic theology in 2007. He is the author of 12 books on spirituality and prayer. Johannes lives with his wife and 4 children in Augsburg.
Pete is one of the founders of 24-7 Prayer. He is also the Senior Pastor of Emmaus Rd, Guildford, England, an Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund, and teaches at St Mellitus Theological College in London. For 8 years Pete served with the senior leadership team at HTB and Alpha International. Pete has also authored a number of books including Red Moon Rising, God on Mute and 2016's Dirty Glory.
Adam is one of the leaders of Navah Church in Kansas city, and also serves on the global and national oversight team for 24-7 Prayer Communities (Boiler Room Network). He carries a passion to see people discover the reality of Jesus' love, walk in new identity as sons and daughters, and live out the dreams of God in kingdom family. Adam is married to Juii and has three daughters.
Carla is the National Director for 24-7 Prayer Great Britain. Her life was hijacked by God in 1999 during a two hour stint in the first ever 24-7 Prayer Room. Carla lives in Chichester, UK with her husband Steve and their children Jackson and Eloise.
We will be releasing more contributors in the future, so keep checking back...
This year, we're so excited to join with Worship Central for a jam-packed schedule of seminars and main sessions that will help you to delve deep into Prayer and Worship as we explore the call to the downside up Kingdom.
Here's a preview of some of the seminar sessions that will be taking place across the joint event:
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPHETIC // HANNAH HEATHER
Prophecy is one of the greatest tools of love we have in the Church. This seminar will explore the biblical framework for this gift and how to practice the prophetic in our lives.
TO GROW IN THE PROPHETIC // BILL CAHUSAC
What does it look like to practically exercise and grow in the prophetic in our day-to-day contexts? In this practical seminar we’ll unpack the basics and explore how to grow in the prophetic.
CREATIVITY // NICK HERBERT & JOSH GAUTON
Hands on and full of unexpected twists! Come ready for a challenge as we explore the theme of 'room' - how spaces and ambience influence our thought and the creative process.
CULTURE CREATION // LUKE & ANNA HELLEBRONTH WITH GUESTS
If worship is both ‘caught and taught’, our efforts need to be focussed on cultivating an environment of praise within our communities. We’ll look at how we get there - from the macro of our church services through to the micro of our own lives.
DISCOVERING JESUS, THROUGH ASIAN EYES // NAUJAVAN
Discovering Jesus through Asian eyes is a resource to engage those from Hindu, Muslim and Sikh backgrounds with the gospel. This session will include stories, training and interactive conversation led by Naujavan
BEDROCK PRINCIPLES // LUKE & ANNA HELLEBRONTH WITH GUESTS
Getting the foundations right and setting your team up to win - we’ll be looking at running effective soundchecks, flowing between songs, communicating with each other as a band, plus much more.
SO WHAT NEXT? // LUKE & ANNA HELLEBRONTH WITH PANEL
What happens once we’ve mastered the ultimate setlist, assembled the best band and learned every worship song in our church’s repertoire off by heart?! There’s so much more we’re yet to discover. We’ll be looking to the future and discussing the next steps for the wider worshipping community in our pursuit of Jesus together.