We are so excited for 2018 REAL, this is our 10th conference together as Kerith women (and all our amazing friends from around the nation and nations!). Each time God has moved powerfully amongst us. Keep up to date with all conference information and news via our REAL Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds – and sign up to Catrina Benham's blog to make sure you are prepared in both heart, mind and with practical details!
Friday 29th- Saturday 30th June
Kerith Centre, Bracknell, RG12 1EH
This year we have another excellent line up of speakers, we are passionate that each speaker is a friend of REAL and understands our context and has a heart for our women – you are going to love them!
Leading REAL, and also pastoring our largest site here in Bracknell Catrina is a huge blessing to the woman (and men!) of Kerith. She’s passionate about communicating truth from God's Word and creating space for women to connect with Jesus, both in the UK and across Europe. Inquisitive by nature, she loves hearing women's stories of faith and freedom, as they fulfil their unique potential in God.
At Kerith we feel that we’ve known Fran for years but in fact she joined us just over a year ago to Pastor the Sandhurst site and is now taking on the central Pastoral Lead role across all the Kerith multisites. Fran brings an incredible weight of ministry experience having led a large vibrant church in South Africa before moving to the UK. Her heart for people and God's Word shines through!
Kemi is the wife of Jubilee Church’s Senior Pastor, Tope Koleoso. Through a God-given vision, Kemi founded the Courage Conference and out of the conference the Courageous Sister’s Project was formed, an initiative that seeks to restore dignity to women across the world. She works as a Director at Kairos Healthcare Training, Macmillan End of Life Care Educator.
We are so excited to have Heather back on the preaching team this year after the birth of her super cute son Jasper (who will be attending his second REAL this year!). We are really looking forward to hearing God's NOW word to us. Heather has returned this month to lead Kerith Sandhurst, inspiring the Kerith community and maximising the flow of strategic initiatives and creative genius in teams.
Emily is popular and well loved member of our Kerith community having pastored young people in LIFE for a number of years and is now preparing to plant FLOW church in September 2018 with her husband Liam into west London. During the week Emily works for the National Trust as a Visitor Experience Officer, marketing and programming for three of their beautiful properties. We love Emily for her pastoral heart & passion for people, her love of intimacy with Jesus and her quirky sense of humour!
19:30 - 21:30Session 1
09:00 - 10:30Session 2
11:00 - 12:30Session 3
Lunch break (make own arrangements)
14:00 - 15:30Session 4
16:00 - 17:00Session 5
Dinner break (make own arrangements)
19:30 - 21:30Session 6
For any delegate unable to attend the conference, cancellations received on or before 15th June will incur a 20% cancellation fee per delegate. After 16th June, registrations may be transferred to another person, but no refunds will be given.
We don't offer daily tickets. We hope you agree that the price of the conference ticket represents good value. We would love you to come for the whole conference if possible! We may be able to release "Evening only" tickets nearer the time - look out for Twitter and Facebook updates.
If you need some financial assistance, please in the first instance mention it to a Kerith friend or leader, who will communicate it to the REAL team. Other women in our community have given some money to fund sponsored places. We would ask that everyone makes a contribution towards their place, and we will endeavour to pay for the shortfall from sponsorship.
We are delighted that BSL interpretation is going to be provided throughout the conference. Please tell us so that we can reserve seating for you.
We will be providing hot drinks and yummy snacks during the break times. When you book in, please make sure to tell us if you have any special dietary requirements so that we can serve you well. You will need to make your own arrangements for lunch and dinner (we will be closing the Kerith Centre during the early evening break). Just a short walk away, Bracknell town centre has had a total revamp, so there is now a wide range of restaurants and cafes to choose from. You are also welcome to bring a picnic and eat it in or around the Kerith centre at lunchtime.
Parking at Kerith is restricted to those with Conference passes (sent out via email, in response to your booking form indicating your request) or disabled blue badges. We have free parking available, just a very short distance away at Bracknell and Wokingham College - look out for our friendly car parking team to direct you!
Sorry, but we are unable to provide childcare at this conference. We love that we get to offer women some much needed time out at REAL, away from all their usual responsibilities. In light of this it's not appropriate to bring along young children. We leave it to parents' judgement regarding booking in their teenage or tween daughter for REAL, as they know best how well their daughter would engage with the teaching sessions.
Mums with very young babies are welcome to bring them along, and we are able to reserve a seat on the end of a row for a pram. If the baby gets a bit noisy, you won't miss out on the conference, as within the Kerith Centre we also have some lounge areas with comfortable seating and TVs with a live feed.