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  • title imageLeaders, have you noticed how certain topics and issues find a current emphasis when the Holy Spirit is seeking to say something clearly to The Church. The challenge of being outward focused in our churchmanship is strong in this season.  Why is this? Because it is so easy to move away from our original purpose for existing.

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This brand new course is an excellent foundational mission course covering key topics on the Great Commission which will stretch, inspire and equip the individual to become a missional thinker and better equipped to serve God in a variety of cross cultural settings both at home and overseas. It is ideal for all church leaders in the UK and those aiming to serve God in a cross cultural setting.  In addition it will also provide the preferred foundational training for Assemblies of God missionary candidates.

We will cover a wide and comprehensive range of topics, from Missional Church, The Great Commission, Social Action and Mission, Current World Trends and Statistics, Evangelism and Mission  and The Call of God to Serving God Long Term  Cross Culturally and many more from our lecturers, all of whom have personal experience of mission. These include Gary Rucci, Nikki Rucci, Dr. Leigh Goodwin, Dr. John Andrews, Matt Bird, Edward Issitt, Rachel Issitt, Tony Uddin and more.

Read more details of the individual sessions and dates and costs and book in below!

Sessions and Dates

2016 dates TBA

Location, dates and contact details


Course Facilitators Edward & Rachel Issitt at rThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07920792939 for further information at this stage and a course outline.

Equip Feedback

Read below feedback from people who have already attended and loved our Equip sessions so far!

I really enjoyed the first EQUIP Academy session. The combination of biblical knowledge and practical information was good and well balanced. The teaching is spot on and you can really understand the heart of the lecturers as they shared their expertise.
I'm looking forward to learning more in the next session. I highly recommend EQUIP to anyone interested in reaching people both locally and internationally.

John Brennan
Youth Pastor

I'm finding this course very helpful yet challenging as to what my part is and my churches part is in the great commission. There's fantastic Biblical teaching, and the Wisdom and Revelation the Lord has  imparted to  the speakers has been  amazing, and I've had fresh revelation on what Mission is and is not and it really is preparing the Heart to Go ..

This Nation needs fresh revelation of the Command "Go!"  and this course will inspire  and equip you .

God Bless,
Kings Church, Cambridge

My name is Mercy, I started my first Equip mission course this year 2015. I wanted to do this course because I am very passionate  about missions and I want to get involved into missions here in UK and abroad. What challenges me most is the unreached people in the world who have not been reached because of fear, poverty, no access to education .
I was so challenged that If I have faith like a mustard seed we can move mountains as it says in Matthew 17:20. I pray and believe that God will take my journey where He wanted me to be .

It was amazing having our lectures Edward and Rachel Issitt and Dr.John Andrews and I am looking forward to my next Equip course.

Kind Regards 
Mercy Muposhi Before


Release Celebration 2015


Our annual Release day is a celebration of all graduating Mattersey Hall students and new AOG ministers gaining full status!

With a big service in the Mattersey grounds, complete with family entertainment and kids activities it's a great day for the whole AOG family. There will be many food vans for you to have lunch together, bouncy castles and so much more.. 


Date: Saturday 20th June 2015 

Time: Grounds open from 12.00pm, Celebration starts at 2.00pm

Main Speaker: Dr.John Andrews.


This day is free of charge,  BUT we are needing you to register for the day below so we are able to track the numbers attending the celebration and for our organised kids programme.




Looking forward to seeing you all there at Release!



The Speakers


As a leader, Pastor Brian Houston is highly regarded for his boldness, innovation and vision. He and his wife Bobbie pioneered the Hillsong movement, which now has churches across the world, millions of album sales and the story of which is currently being made into a Hollywood film. As a church pastor, he is well respected for his passion for the cause of Christ and the local church, and for preaching messages that change mindsets and ministries. But at HOME - Hillsong Church – Pastor Brian is most loved for being the ‘dad of the house’ - a pastor who loves God and people, and a speaker of life who declares, ‘The best is yet to come’.



Compassion President and Chief Executive Officer Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado has a deep love and passion for the beauty and potential of local churches fulfilling their Jesus-given mandate to redeem and restore this world for His name’s sake. Born in El Salvador and raised in seven different countries, Jimmy has experienced firsthand the powerful impact thriving local churches can have on their communities. Compassion’s church-based approach to delivering a holistic child development program resonates with Jimmy at a deep level.

Prior to joining Compassion in June of 2013, Jimmy was president of the Willow Creek Association (WCA) – a global ministry completely dedicated to helping local churches thrive. During his 20-year tenure leading the WCA, worldwide ministry income grew from $2 million to more than $20 million and membership grew from 860 churches to over 7,000 churches.In 1995, Jimmy teamed up with Bill Hybels to launch and host The Global Leadership Summit. The Summit shares leadership insights from a variety of voices and disciplines and by the time Jimmy completed his last Summit in 2013, the event spanned 100 countries and reached an audience of 170,000 attendees with this valuable training.

Jimmy married his wife Leanne in 1986 and they have three children named Ester, Elisabeth and David. 


John Partington has been a Pastor and Apostolic Leader for 40 years and is now using his widespread experience, infectious sense of fun and evangelistic zeal to bring a fresh vision and purpose to the Assemblies of God, UK. The Assemblies of God is the 6th largest denomination in the world, and every 38 seconds a new church is planted! As part of Johns role, he is now a member of the World Pentecostal Council.

John grew up in Keresley before moving to study at bible college. He has been married to Andrene for 40 years and is a father of three and granddad to 6. Having led churches in Bedworth, Liverpool & Exeter John knows the joys and challenges involved in pastoring in a village, a town and a City, as well as pioneering seven others.

Before accepting the role of National Leader for AoG, John served as the Senior Associate Pastor in one of Adelaide’s largest churches for just over 3 years, but then in late 2008 he and Andrene surprisingly felt the promptings to again return to the U.K. Within less than an hour of having made that decision, a pastor friend rang them from England asking if they had ever considered moving back home!

They both believed it was a final outstanding confirmation that God was speaking to them and what was amazing was the invitation to possibly become the next national leader of AoG. He has been leading AOG since 2009.

ASc Arlene Small is a barrister specialising in children and family law.  She provides legal advice and representation for those experiencing difficulties in their family relationships. She is passionate about speaking up for others and the pursuit of a just outcome for her clients.  She is also a qualified mediator with the College of Law.

Arlene became a Christian at the age of 18, in the New Testament Church of God.  She is now an active member of Emmanuel Christian Centre (ECC) in Walthamstow and assists with a few voluntary departments within the church.  Along with occasionally hosting Sunday services, she supports the young adults’ ministry (Union) and is also a part of the women’s ministry (Sisters in Unity).  She is also currently a member of the Evangelical Alliance Board and Council.

She is married to Andrew, a professional musician, songwriter and producer, and they have one daughter, Gabrielle. 


Pastor Sameh Maurice is the Senior Pastor of Kasr El Dobara Evangelical Church in Cairo Egypt, which is the largest Evangelical (Presbyterian) Church in the Middle East – 7000 people regularly attend services and reach out to the City and region through multiple ministries and activities.  

Pastor Sameh is a general surgeon.  Throughout his professional career he was very much involved in ministry, and he had a sense of calling for full time ministry, which grew strongly until he was fully convinced in 1988. 

His vision is built on the blessing of Egypt found in Isaiah. Our heart is for a true nationwide revival in which people come into a permanent relationship with Jesus Christ. The revival tools are the same as for all believers – prayer, unity, discipleship, submission to the Holy Spirit and, ultimately, reaching other with the Gospel.

Chaplaincy Foundation Course

We are pleased to announce the dates for the next Chaplaincy Foundation Course which will be held at the Elim International Centre in Malvern. The course runs from 28 February to 2 March 2017.

It may be that you have considerable experience in this field, or that you have yet to enter the world of Chaplaincy.  The Elim & AOG Chaplaincy foundation Course (ECFC) is a valuable and comprehensive introduction to the work and role of the Chaplain.

The ECFC includes the following modules:

1.       The whys of workplace visiting.

2.       Understanding the business you’re visiting.

3.       Practical skills for workplace chaplains.

4.       Pastoring – core skills.

5.       Prophecy for workplace chaplains.

6.       The relationship between your chaplaincy and the local church(es).

7.       Important information about working in a multi-faith setting.

The course is open to every Pentecostal Minister, or church member who is presently involved in chaplaincy ministry either in a part time or full time capacity.  We will also welcome delegates who want to explore chaplaincy ministry.

Chaplaincy Foundation Course – 2017 Tariffs

All inclusive delegate rate in shared occupancy.                                           £145.00

All inclusive delegate rate in single occupancy.                                            £160.00

Day Delegate rate is £45.00 per person per day.  However, if you attend the 3 days the cost will be £90.00

Day 1:  Includes evening meal and pm refreshments.

Day 2:  Includes lunch, am/pm refreshments.

Day 3:  Includes lunch and am refreshments.

The course commences at 2.00pm on 28th Feb and concludes at 2.00pm on 2nd March

Overnight Delegate Rate includes:

·         Accommodation in en-suite king size double/twin rooms.

·         Tea/coffee making facilities in all rooms.

·         Internet access and television in all bedrooms.

·         Linen, towels and complimentary toiletries provided.

·         Full board meals package.

·         Use of conference/meeting room facilities as required.

To book visit – www.elim.org.uk/training.

Cancellations made after the 7th Feb will be unable to receive a refund.