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Rebuild Conference | Christchurch Newport, Wales | June 20-21, 2022

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"Every Organisation Is Now a Startup... We’re not going back to normal.”
- Andy Crouch

Rebuild is an opportunity for pastors, ministry teams, church staff and lay leaders to reflect on all that’s been, lament that which is lost and be renewed in God’s unchanging grace.

By June, churches across the country will have walked the walls and found that life is anything but normal. How has Covid-19 affected church life? Much has gone, some will not return. One thing’s for certain, everything has changed. Everything that is, except the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

What can I expect at Rebuild?

Rebuild will be a blend of plenary sessions, seminars and round table discussions to learn and share best practice. A worship gathering will bring the first day to a close and there will be ample opportunity for connecting and prayer.

Main meetings

Main Sessions

  • Rebuild the church
  • Rebuild the soul
  • Rebuild the world


  • Deconstruction and why it matters
  • Mental health, counselling and the local church
  • Teens and Transgenderism
  • Grieving the losses
  • Church and State: when to say no
Round tables


  • Church planting
  • Children's work and engaging families
  • Tech in the household of faith
  • Weary, burdened wanderers
  • The Church Office
  • Soul-care / work-life balance
  • Post-pandemic church community life


Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson is a ‘born and bred scouser' who is married to Sian and they have four children. Steve has been a Pastor at Cornerstone Church, Liverpool since November 2009 when he came with a small team to work with the existing elders and congregation to replant the church. Steve has coached many church planters and supported a number of church plants and revitalisations across Europe. Steve is the Director of the Cornerstone Collective and a member of the Acts 29 church planting network.


Pete Greasley

Pete Greasley helped lead a group of believers to found Christchurch Newport in 1995, having previously pastored in Cardiff and planted a church in Coventry. Pete is married to Jen and has three grown up children and four grandchildren.

Andy Hunter

Andy Hunter is FIEC's Scotland & North of England Director. Before joining FIEC, Andy worked for Greenview Church in Glasgow for nine years, prior to which he trained at Oak Hill College in London. He is married to Jessica and they have three children.


Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield is an experienced leader, speaker, writer and podcast host with a passion for intelligent public engagement on issues of faith, identity, and healing our common life. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, the World Service, and writing in Prospect Magazine, UnHerd and The Financial Times. She also hosts The Sacred, a podcast, events and visual content brand which creates space for a wide range of guests to reflect on their deepest values. For ten years she was Director of Theos, the UK’s leading religion and society think tank. She has a masters in Theology and the Arts and lives in an intentional community in south London.

Paul Mallard

Paul Mallard is married to Edrie and they have four children and five grandchildren. For the last twenty years Paul and Edrie have had to live with Edrie’s serious neurological degenerative  disease. This has shaped their ministry and it has proved God’s faithfulness.  Paul is currently the pastor of Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath, “Invest Your Suffering” seeks to bring biblical encouragement out of their experience of chronic illness. “Staying Fresh” addresses the important subject of maintaining spiritual vitality in a busy and demanding world.

Phil Swann

Phil Swann

Having pastored Llanelli Free Evangelical Church for over two decades and formerly a chartered physiotherapist working in psychiatry, Phil Swann brings a wealth of pastoral experience, especially in the area of mental health and faith. Phil also teaches Pastoral Theology for the Evangelical Movement of Wales and leads the Soul Care Network at the Wales Leadership Forum. We're delighted that Phil will be speaking on 'The Pastoral impact of the Pandemic; implications for the church and the world’ at Rebuild.

Sharon James

Dr Sharon James is a Social Policy Analyst for The Christian Institute. She has written several books, most recently Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know? (CPF, 2019) and How Christianity Transformed the World (CPF, 2020). She has spoken at conferences in many parts of the world. Sharon studied History at Cambridge University, Theology at Toronto Baptist Seminary, and has a doctorate from the University of Wales. She is married to Bill, who is Principal of London Seminary. They have two grown-up children and four grandchildren.

Sharon James
Tope Koleoso

Tope Koleoso

Tope is the lead pastor of Jubilee Church London which was planted in 1995. Jubilee is a large multicultural church in London and meets in multiple locations. He is married to Kemi and they have two grown sons. Tope also serves on the NewFrontiers UK Apostolic team and preaches internationally in various circles.

How to book

- Early bird tickets are available until Saturday 30th April and cost £75 per person*
- From 1st May, the standard ticket price is £90 per person*

(*Ticket prices include lunch and dinner on the 20th as well as lunch on the 21st)
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A reduced hotel rate is available at Ibis Newport (next door to the Christchurch Centre) at £40 per night.

If you need any more information please contact the church office.
01633 822211

Rebuild is gratefully sponsored by Union - an ecosystem for church growth: growing leaders through our School of Theology, strengthening God’s people with theological excellence through our research at Newton House, helping believers delight in God through our Publishing house and resources, and supporting church planting through our Mission network.

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