Our guests this year include:
Creative Bible Study Ashley Cooper and the Cliff College Team
We are delighted that Revd Ashley Cooper is leading the creative bible study this year. Ashley has been principal of Cliff College since September 2017, following his role as Senior Minister at Swan Bank Methodist Church in Stoke and the Superintendent of the Burslem Mission Circuit. He is well known to ECG being one of the founders of the conference back in 2007 and has been part of the leadership ever since.
Join Ashley, Cliff College and friends as they unpack the days passage and theme through: Word, Music, Drama, Dance and media.
Clive McKie will be leading the early communion services this year. Clive founded Taketime and he is currently employed full time by the Methodist Church to pioneer it as a Fresh Expression and global mission project.
Each morning, these contemplative services will allow worshippers to experience a different Taketime guided meditaio. Taketime is inspired by IgnatienSpirituality and is very accesible and powerful.
Lucy is working for a Methodist Circuit in Gateshead as a community development worker. She runs Gateshead's first Poverty Truth Commission. If you are not sure what this is ask her - she loves to talk about it!
Jasmine was Youth President of the Methodist Church 2019-20. Growing up on the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London, she came to faith after watching a tele-evangelist, and began to attend St Mark’s Methodist Church on Tottenham High Road, where she was inspired by meeting young people with “high aspirations”.
Adam is a serious theologian whose research combines his two great passions - Discipleship + Disney. He shares his 'happily ever after' with his wife Rachel, a co-recovering Disney addict, Worship Leader and primary teacher. This is his ninth year serving on Team at ECG, having been involved in the Youth Venue, the late-night debates and more recently the 18-25s team. It was here that he first caught the vision to see young people become the disciples & leaders God is calling them to be. To support young people from the North East attending ECG, he helped set up the youth event "Charged", which gave them space to develop their own worship event and grow in leadership.
He is currently working out this passion as a student and young adult worker at Jesmond Methodist Church where the student and young adult numbers have grown rapidly