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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.


Safeguarding Events

CCPAS undertake regular training for churches to ensure that churches are fully aware of their safeguarding obligations.  AoG works in close partnership with CCPAS, and endorses their training. 


A specially-designed seminar for leaders and those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

This seminar covers many different topics, including:

• How to deal with concerns or allegations of abuse

• Signs and symptoms

• Sexual offenders and grooming

• Developing good practice in work with children, young people and vulnerable adults

• Supporting victims of abuse

• Working with offenders

• Safer recruitment of workers and volunteers

• Working with social workers, the police, Local Authority Designated Officers, the DBS and the Charity Commission.

Current dates are (please check the CCPAS website as these dates may be subject to change):

All delegate bookings include a copy of the accompanying £6 workbook.
Swanley Friday, 4 May 2018 More information
Wallingford, Oxon Saturday, 12 May 2018 More information
Newark, Nottinghamshire Saturday, 19 May 2018 More information
Chesterfield Saturday, 19 May 2018 More information
Ashford Saturday, 9 June 2018 More information
Castleford, West Yorkshire Saturday, 16 June 2018 More information
Northwood, London Saturday, 7 July 2018 More information
Swanley Tuesday, 18 September 2018 More information
Wanstead, London E11 Saturday, 29 September 2018 More information

To confirm the above dates and for all information, including how to book, please go to the CCPAS website: www.ccpas.co.uk


This is a basic training session for those who need a helping hand wit the CCPAS online ebulk system for processing DBS checks.  It covers logging in, processing applications, entering ID and requesting the correct level of check.

Dates TBC


WORKING WITH THOSE WHO MAY POSE A RISK Swanley Thursday, 17 May 2018 More information
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE Crawley Thursday, 7 June 2018 More information
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE Gloucester Saturday, 9 June 2018 More information
DOMESTIC ABUSE TRAINING Swanley Monday, 11 June 2018 More information
SPIRITUAL ABUSE TRAINING Swanley Monday, 2 July 2018 More information
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE Warrington Saturday, 14 July 2018 More information
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE Swanley Friday, 28 September 2018 More information
DBS AND ELIGIBILITY TRAINING EVENT Swanley Tuesday, 9 October 2018 More information
WORKING WITH THOSE WHO MAY POSE A RISK Swanley Thursday, 11 October 2018 More information
SAFEGUARDING ADULTS Swanley Monday, 22 October 2018 More information
DOMESTIC ABUSE TRAINING Swanley Tuesday, 23 October 2018 More information
SAFER RECRUITMENT EVENT Swanley, Kent Tuesday, 13 November 2018 More information
SPIRITUAL ABUSE TRAINING Swanley Tuesday, 27 November 2018 More information


Ring Karen at CCPAS for more details about either event or to book on 0845 120 45 50 option 3, or book online at www.ccpas.co.uk


AoG has held three Compliancy Forums for Pastors and Leaders of small or newly-established Churches or Charities. (priority for those with or seeking AoG Status). Extra help for Churches with English as a 2nd language in September 2016, February and September 2017 at West London Family Church, Fulham, SW6 7QA.

A fourth is now being considered for 2018. The course runs 10am prompt to 3.30pm finish and costs only £25 per person for refreshments, light lunch, training & hard copy and memory stick handouts (£5 discount for each additional person from the same church).

If this is something you think would benefit you and your church, please register your interest by email or phone to David Pearson (with numbers of attendees):

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Tel: 01777 322065 (leave a message)

Numbers of attendees will be 25 and places are registered on a first come first served basis.