About Maximise

by | 11 Mar, 2020

How will you maximise your gospel ministry?

We’re gathering online in January 2021 for excellent Bible teaching, seminars, interviews and workshops to help you answer this question. We want to think carefully together about what prayer and Word ministry involves, how it relates to other ministries and what it looks like in the local church, the workplace and beyond.

Take a look at the programme below to find out how Maximise can be a blessing to you. Bookings have closed for ministry trainees but you can still register as a delegate (for those considering gospel ministry) and as a trainer (to access the training masterclasses) – just drop us an email.

And if you have questions about Maximise, scroll down to our FAQ.







Teaching Skills Groups are when ministry trainees give their practice talks and receive feedback. If you’re signed up to the conference as a trainee, you should have received details from us via email. If those haven’t come through, please get in touch!

Wednesday 6 January

10:00   Main Session 1 – Acts 6 (Richard Coekin)
11:00   Ministry Trainee Groups
12:00   Understanding Word Ministry (Ben Cooper)
15:00   Ministry Trainee Teaching Skills Groups
20:00   Main Session 2 – James 3 (Nigel Styles)

Thursday 7 January

10:00   Main Session 3 – Acts 6 (Richard Coekin)
11:00   Ministry Trainee Groups
12:00   Understanding God’s Priorities (Santhosh Thomas)
12:00   Training Masterclass (Josh Monteiro)
15:00   Ministry Trainee Teaching Skills Groups
20:00   Q&A

Friday 8 January

10:00   Main Session 4 – Acts 6 (Richard Coekin)
11:00   Ministry Trainee Groups
12:00   Understanding Decision Making (Johnny Juckes)
12:00   Training Masterclass (Richard Perkins)
15:00   Ministry Trainee Teaching Skills Groups
20:00   Main Session 5 – 2 Timothy 4 (John Taylor)

Maximise FAQ

How do we watch Maximise's main sessions?

The five main sessions will livestream through our website thanks to our friends at Clownfish Events. Just open up this page (ninethirtyeight.org/maximise) each day and watch each session live. (A recording of the livestream will be available once the sessions have finished, so you can also watch the sessions later when it’s more convenient.)

Are bookings still open for trainers and delegates?

Yes! Bookings will remain open for either until after the conference is finished. Feel free to book on and join us partway through.

When will we receive details about where to watch the lunchtime seminars/Q&A/training masterclasses?

We’ll send the necessary links to you via email w/c Monday 4th January.

I'm a ministry trainee – have you received the video of my practice talk?

If you sent your practice talk via WeTransfer before midnight on Friday 18th December, then you should have an email saying that we’ve downloaded it. (If not, we suggest you send it again.) If you send it between Saturday 19th December and midday on Thursday 24th, we will download it in the afternoon of the Christmas Eve. Again, you can check to see if you’ve got an email from WeTransfer saying your file has been downloaded.

I'm a ministry trainee – when will I be given the Zoom links for the teaching skills groups?

We’ll send them to you via email w/c Monday 4th January.