“…equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…” Ephesians 4:12-13

On Saturday 3rd June 2017 the CEF® of Ireland Multimedia Department will be hosting the Equip Conference where our goal is to equip you to be more effective in your ministry.

The Equip Conference is for anyone who has a desire to be more effective in ministry. Areas covered will be pastoral care, children’s ministry, how to study the Bible and worship ministry.

We invite you to be with us on 3rd June where you will experience worship with other believers, and be equipped to be more effective as you serve God.

*** Registration opens on Tuesday 25th April 2017 ***


Emmanuel Church
23a Castle Lane
Lurgan, Co. Armagh
BT67 9BD

3rd June 2017

10.00am - 3.15pm

FREE (including breakfast and lunch)! You just need to register.

To register, click on the 'register' button which will take you to the booking site.


10:00am – Registration & Breakfast

11:00am – General Session

11:45am - Tea/Coffee

12:00 noon – Selective Seminars

12:45pm – Lunch

1:45pm – Selective Seminars

2:45pm – Closing Worship

3:15pm - Home

Struggling to get up for 11am?! Feel free to join us for the afternoon sessions.

Do you want to bring your children along?

No problem! A supervised kids programme will be available from 11:00am - 3:15pm.

About our Conference Speakers

Neil Gilliland

Neil is married to Sheila. They have one married daughter Hannah who is 26 years old and a 4 year old grandson. Neil and Sheila served as house parents at the Trula Cronk Home for Children in East Tennessee. For eight years, they served under Free Will Baptist International Missions as missionaries in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa as dorm parents at a boarding school for missionary children. Neil has completed an M.S. and Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology. In 2001, Neil became the Director of Member Care at Free Will Baptist International Missions (FWBIM). Since January 2010, he has served as a Member Care consultant for FWBIM and adjunct professor (Welch Bible College). He is also an online professor for Liberty University.

Carrie Hawkins

Married to Corey for 10 years. They have two wonderful kids Mayer (7) and Piper (3). Graduated from Welch Bible College with a double major in Music Business & Biblical studies. Received her Masters degree in education from Trevecca University. She's taught in Nashville public schools for over 10 years. Carrie is actively involved in children's ministry and has lots of creative ideas about teaching the Bible to children.

Corey Hawkins

Married to Carrie and has two lovely kids. He received his undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from Welch Bible College and his Masters degree in Church Music from Belmont University. He has served in ministry for 10 years as Worship Pastor at The Donelson Fellowship (Nashville).

We hope to see you there!!