Egypt Gathering (Spring 2017)

لرؤية هذه الصفحة الالكترونية باللغة العربية، من فضلك اضغط هنا

Join us at
Egypt Gathering
27 February - 3 March 2017 


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in collaboration with Council of Services and Development, Synod of the Nile.

About

You are invited... 

Between 27 February and 3 March 2017, Tearfund, in collaboration with Micah Network, Call2All Network and YWAM, is hosting a Compassion and Justice Gathering in Egypt. The Council of Services and Development, Egypt are also involved in the organisation of Egypt Gathering. 

Watch this video to catch the vision for Egypt Gathering.

What are Compassion and Justice Gatherings? 

Compassion and justice gatherings aim to inspire and equip people of all backgrounds and nationalities for compassion ministry. We long to see the church and individual Christians and organisations helping whole communities to realise their God-given potential.  

You can find out more about the previous Mumbai, Durban and Uganda compassion and justice gatherings by visiting the video resource page on TILZ. 

Vision for Egypt Gathering 

We want to inspire and equip the church to actively respond to its calling to address poverty and injustice, in a way that meets the holistic needs of individuals and communities. We seek to create a space where delegates can share learning and best-practice examples of compassion ministry. We also want to facilitate the creation of connections that enable delegates to offer ongoing support to each other after the gathering has ended. 

We hope that delegates will leave the gathering inspired and supported to be salt and light in their communities. 



Who is the gathering for? 

Whether you are involved in church ministry, working for an NGO or just passionate about making a difference in your community, this gathering is for you. 

The gathering is open to delegates of all nationalities and backgrounds. However, the programme will be in Arabic (with English translation available) and be focused on issues relevant to the North Africa and Middle East region.

location

The gathering will be held in Alexandria, Egypt.


Tickets

Tickets will go on sale on 26 September 2016, and sales will end on 27 January 2017. 

Please see below for a full list of ticket options.

Egypt gathering tickets options

Please note: 

  • Only a limited number of early bird tickets are available. If no early bird tickets are available at the time of placing your booking, you will be asked to pay the full ticket cost. 
  • None of the ticket options includes transport to and from the gathering. 
  • Registration will not be complete until payment is received. 
  • Payment upon arrival is not accepted. 

There are a limited number of tickets available, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

To register for the gathering complete the registration form. You can then make payment for the gathering by clicking on the button below.  


Get Tickets

If you are from Egypt you can also make payment by bank transfer or in cash. If you wish to pay via bank transfer or in cash (in advance only) you will need to contact Nada Aziz or Engie Ibrahim (based in Egypt). 

  • Telephone: +2 2588 0627 / +2 2591 2049 
  • Email: egyptgathering@csdegypt.com 
  • Website: www.csdegypt.com

In the event of non-attendance, Egypt Gathering registration fees are non-refundable. If the circumstances for non-attendance are exceptional (eg illness, visa challenges etc) we may be able to issue a partial or full refund. Please email conferences@tearfund.org if you would like to request a refund due to exceptional and unforeseen circumstances. 

If the organisers are forced to cancel the event, we will refund registration costs but cannot refund any travel costs. We therefore recommend that you book refundable travel tickets or make sure you have travel insurance.

Programme

In this gathering we will be exploring what it means for the church to seek the Kingdom of God, focusing on the flourishing life and salam that we are promised in Christ. We will look at the role of the church in modeling and growing the kingdom, the life of discipleship that contributes to this, how we can share this vision with churches, and what salam looks like in our communities.

What will the programme look like?

At the heart of the gathering will be prayer and worship. We will also have daily devotions - we want to ensure the gathering is rooted in the word of God. 

We will be hearing from church leaders and Christian development practitioners from within the region. But this gathering isn’t just about listening to others. It is going to be an interactive event, where you can ask questions, share your own thoughts and experiences, and develop new ways of working. Through discussion groups, workshops and reflection, you will have the opportunity to learn from other delegates. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit and engage with the work being done by one of the Church or Christian NGO ministries in Egypt’s. This will enable participants to observe proven models for action, and take away some core principles, ideas and lessons that they can apply in their own contexts.

What is being covered?

We will be focusing on topics such as: 

  • How do holistic ministries help people and communities to flourish? 
  • The role of the church in addressing gender inequality 
  • Forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Diversity and social inclusion
  • The refugee crisis
  • The role of young people in development

There will also be a some capacity building workshops looking at topics such as fundraising and measuring impact.

The full programme will be made available on this web page in the coming months.

What language will the gathering be in?

The gathering will be Arabic with English translation available.

Contact

If you have any questions about the gathering, please email conferences@tearfund.org. You can also register your interest for Egypt Gathering and join the mailing list by completing this short form.

Learning resources

After the gathering a conference report and videos of the plenary sessions will be made available on this page.

We hope to see you there!

The Egypt Gathering team