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New Wine leader says Christian conferences are alive and well

Fri 03 Aug 2018
By Marcus Jones

The leader of the New Wine network of churches has told Premier that summer Christian conferences aren't dying out.

Rev Paul Harcourt has been speaking from the United event, hosted by New Wine, which sees thousands of Christians from across the country gather at the Bath and West Showground in Somerset.

His comments come after it was announced the Soul Survivor events will end next year.


While many Christian conferences continue to grow, others have reported trouble selling tickets with some being cancelled completely.

Harcourt is confident about the future.

He said: "In the early days at New Wine, every year we would ask the question 'should we do it again?' and we try to have the attitude of 'what does the Lord want in this season?'.

"Yes, one or two of the older conferences are ending but newer conferences are emerging as well.

"There is actually a growing desire among younger Christians to gather in celebration and experience community so I'm confident there's going to be continued explosion of Christian conferences.

Click here to listen to Premier's Alex Williams speaking with Paul Harcourt:

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