“For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord”
Maximise is designed to refresh, equip and embolden Christian men and women to make the most of their lives to proclaim the gospel to those who desperately need to hear it. These three days – packed full of excellent Bible teaching, seminars, workshops and time to chat to other Christians from around the country – are designed to help you think through: How will you maximise your gospel ministry?
The 2022 programme is still being finalised, but you can take a look at the 2020 programme to get a feel for how the conference will run. You can also listen to 2020’s main talks or watch the talks, seminars and Q&A from Maximise 2021.
Who’s it for?
Ministry trainees, students and workers
Maximise is for ministry trainees and anyone else who is considering the next step and who wants to be inspired and equipped to maximise your gospel ministry. During the conference, ministry trainees have the opportunity to give a practice talk and receive feedback from church leaders while other delegates will receive sessions exploring the foundations for Bible teaching.
Church leaders and ministry trainers
On the middle day of the conference (Wednesday 5 January) experienced trainers will be leading Training Masterclasses for church leaders and others involved in raising up the next generation of gospel workers. You can listen to the 2021 masterclasses to get a taste of what this year’s masterclasses will be like.
Tickets and Bookings
Early bird single ticket (available until 20th October 2021) – £180
Standard single ticket (from 21st October 2021) – £195
Early bird married ticket (available until 20th October 2021) – £250
Standard married ticket (from 21st October 2021) – £300
Standard Day Ticket – £30
How do I get there?
By car: come off the M25 at Junction 25 and take the A10 north. Come off (about 6 miles later) at the Hoddesdon junction.
By train: the nearest station is Broxbourne, which is served by London Liverpool Street. It’s a two-mile walk from the station so if you have heavy luggage we recommend getting a taxi (approximately £6).
By plane: the closest airport is Stanstead. From there, you can catch the train to Broxbourne or it’s a forty-minute drive.
Is there free parking?
Yes, plenty of it.
High Leigh Conference Centre
What is the accomodation like?
Ensuite, comfortable and spacious! For photos and more details, head over to High Leigh’s website.
Will I have to share a room?
Some people will need to share a room, but there will be plenty of single bedrooms available. If you’d rather not share a room, do indicate this on your booking form. Equally, if you’d like to share with a friend, please both put each other’s names on the form and we’ll do our best to ensure you share.
Is Maximise/High Leigh disability-friendly?
Like all the CCT Conference Centres, High Leigh is accessible for delegates with disabilities. Reception is just by the entrance on the ground floor; there are no steps between it and the car park. There’s wheelchair access to the main meeting room (via a lift) and this room also has a hearing aid loop. Our group sessions will take place in break-out rooms – some (though not all) of these will be on the ground floor.
We want to ensure that your time with us at Maximise is as stress-free as possible. If you need more details about accessibility at the conference, please get in touch and we will let you know the answers as soon as possible. Similarly, if you have any special requirements (such as an accessible bedroom, or for your group to meet in a break-out room on the ground floor), then you can let us know when you book, or by emailing.
Testimonials from Maximise 2021
Maximise is an excellent combination of teaching which will make a trainee think about the future, as well as meeting other trainees and practice in teaching.
Maximise is pitched well, faithful to Scripture, aware of our Christian-culture’s foibles, thought-provoking, well-applied. Just a brilliant conference for raising up the next generation of workers, and helping them progress beyond us their trainers in their godliness, doctrine and ministry!
It’s been a great chance to pause and reflect on why we do all the ministry we do and a great spur for us to maximise that work and toil as teams on the ground for the growth of God’s Kingdom.
I don’t think there’s anything quite like Maximise that would cover the range of teaching and guidance needed for ministry trainees today.
The teaching from the main sessions was a fantastic, and a great encouragement to think about how each of us might do our “utmost for the Highest”! Really helpful to go to the Bible to understand the principles and priorities involved in teaching God’s Word, and to be reminded of the privilege and necessity of doing so.