that everyone will hear the Gospel.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. (Psalm 24:1 NIV)

Churches: one in heart, mind and purpose.

We discover

Jesus said the Father is always at work. So that we may join in, we want to find out where and how.

We share

God is at work around the world. We are thrilled when people see this, perhaps for the first time.

We involve

We delight in people taking Jesus Christ's Great Commission seriously, by going, praying or giving.
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Aerial view of AshburnhamWe have hosted two ‘Encouragement for Leaders’ Conferences at Ashburnham Place in East Sussex.

These are for those in Church leadership and their spouses. We booked 30 places for each Conference.

Why are such conferences needed? The simple answer is to ask another question – who cares for those who care for others? Or put it another way – who pastors the Pastors?

Do these Conferences work? The best testimonies are from those who came.

  • I really appreciate the small number of people who attend. It seems so much more intimate than a larger gathering.
  • Talks were very good
  • Time to reflect helpful
  • Being away in such a beautiful setting
  • Finding time to be alone with God in the grounds
  • Networking with other church leaders from different denominations and yet being all one in heart and mind
  • The focus on coming away as a couple to think through aspects of leadership and ministry together. Having time out from normal surroundings and commitments and meeting with others for sharing joys and needs/concerns from the home situation, i.e. it’s the people.
  • Time to reflect
  • Making time to reflect away from the “hustle and bustle” of normal church life
  • The conference gave me an opportunity to reflect on my role as a leader. It was helpful having other members of my team with me.
  • Time spent reflecting together with other leaders, away from the “flock”, in such a beautiful setting, is a “must” for those who wish to remain effective in their God-given calling to lead the church.
  • The gathering at Ashburnham is a necessity for Christian leaders in hectic schedules, as it is a step-in preventing burnout and gives good networking opportunities with other leaders who can relate and encourage each other.
  • It was a humbling time of hearing about the burdens other church leaders bear knowing we are not alone.
  • One of the best (helpful) conferences we have attended. I wish our leadership as a whole could have attended.

The main house, Ashburnham

We are now planning our third Conference for 2021, having delayed twice because of COVID-19. If you are reading this and you know of anyone in leadership roles within their church, please let them know. They can get in touch with Roger Purdom (Chairman of OC UK) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.