Student Conferences

Who are student conferences for?

These conferences are great for undergraduate students who would value the chance to consider full or part-time gospel ministry at some point, now or in the future. Why not start by chatting to your church pastor or student worker to let them know this is something you're interested in, however tentatively? Coming on a conference would be a great place to get further guidance and information about the nature and demands of gospel ministry. Attendees are not expected to sign their life away, but return to their churches for further consultation and prayer.

When & where do student conferences happen?

In Autumn 2018 we are hosting four regional student conferences in Bristol (20th October), Lancaster (10th November), Nottingham (17th November) and London (24th November). More details will be announced shortly. You can sign up here to receive the latest news from 9:38, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

What happens on a student conference?

Typically there are talks from the Bible, interviews, seminars & a chance for group discussion. All of these are designed to help you think about gospel ministry, now and in the future. You can listen to some of the talks from the Student Conferences here. Take a look at the programmes from the 2017 conference here: South-West, North-West, Midlands and South-East.

Note to church leaders

If you are a church leader and you are intending on sending a number of people from your church on the conference, you would be most welcome to come on the conference yourself, either as an ‘official' leader (one that looks after those from other churches as well as your own), or as a leader of those from your church. It can be a great chance to be away for the day, receive the teaching from the conference and to benefit from discussion about full-time gospel ministry. Many leaders find that they can have discussions on a 9:38 conference with those from their churches that they would not normally find time to have back ‘at home'.

Please the 9:38 administrator, Fran Kirby, to chat through possibilities. Even if you cannot attend the conference yourself, please do consider sending us any in your congregation for whom this conference might be a great help. And be assured that your church members will be looked after by a great team of Bible-believing and -teaching leaders from across the country, and will probably be sent back to you with more questions than answers!