Envision 2016 Conference Programme
Envision 2016 – 21 May 2016
10:30am – 5pm, St Aldates, Oxford
Join us as we celebrate together God’s goodness over the last 20 years. Hear from Middle Eastern speakers how God is moving in the troubled region of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
10:00 – Doors open, refreshments available
10:30 – Welcome
Answering the Cry for 20 years – then and now
A conversation between SAT-7 Presenters Rita El Mounayer and Nikoo Ordodary about their lives serving the Middle Eastern Church.
Keynote address – The Cry of the Middle East with Dr Terence Ascott
Including how the Middle East has changed politically and spiritually over the last 20 years, and how we can best serve the Church into the future.
The Sacrifice of Answering the Cry
A video interview with a MENA Christian leader on the difficulties and challenges they face.
The cry for meaning – the cry of the youth with Nikoo Ordodary
An overview of the challenges youth face in Iran, and how they are crying out for God-given meaning.
12.45 – Lunch (Bring own food, hot drinks provided)
2.00 – Worship and thanksgiving with SAT-7 PARS team
The cry for peace – the children’s cry with Rita El Mounayer
All over the MENA people are fleeing violence, leaving their homes behind to become refugees. Rita will share with us her experience with the children of this turbulent region, and the cry of their hearts for peace.
Live link with SAT-7 Viewer Response team
Find out what it feels like to be the one who responds when viewers call in with their questions.
The cry for truth – the cry of the people
Panel discussion with Dr Terence Ascott, and Middle Easterners about the Middle East and their predictions for the future of this troubled region. Includes Middle East expert and Academic, Ziya Meral.
3.35 – Breakout Groups
Attend 1 of 3 groups: The cry for worth – the cry of women, with Nikoo and Rita
A Masterclass on the issues facing women in the Middle East and North Africa.The cry for prayer – the cry of the persecuted
A Masterclass on the persecuted Church.The cry for truth – the cry of the people, with Dr Terence Ascott and Ziya Meral
Did the panel discussion raise any questions for you? This is your chance to ask those questions and dig deep into the issues facing the MENA.
Crying to God – a time of prayer
Join us in prayer as we plead for the region and the suffering of many who live there or have had to flee.
The Cry of God’s heart
Closing devotion with Dr Terence Ascott.
5.00 – Close
Programme subject to change.