Holy Trinity, Brompton in London - the church that founded the Alpha course - recently ran a Leadership Conference at the Royal Albert Hall. 4300 people packed in for two days of worship, preaching and seminars - speakers included Tony Blair and Rick Warren. I was disappointed not to be able to attend.
I attended in 2011 and it was one of the best leadership conferences I have ever been to. In fact, it was as a result of last year's conference that I connected with Major General Tim Cross who is coming back to TKC in just a few weeks time to speak at a Men's Breakfast.
What was most inspiring about the conference was the way it brought together leaders from many different streams and denominations. When it can appear so easy to look for the things that can divide us in the Christian church, HTB managed to create an event that was a genuine celebration of our unity. This is something that I found provoking and refreshing.
The dates for 2013 have already been released - 13-14 May. If you want to get an idea of the conference have a look at the video below.