2018 Autumn Conference
18–20 October, Bristol

Join us in Bristol for the 2018 Sovereign Grace Churches UK & Ireland Autumn Conference.

About Autumn Conference

We live in a time and in a nation where the church is increasingly mocked and marginalised. As Christians, we need to catch a fresh glimpse of God’s perspective on His church and recapture the extraordinary beauty, privilege, and place of the local church in His good and eternal purposes.

THURSDAY is a day for church leaders to come together to think biblically about the extraordinary privilege God has given to us as leaders of his church. We want to be freshly envisioned and equipped, and have our faith renewed, by God’s Word, for the task of faithfully serving and leading the local church God has entrusted to us.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY are days for anyone who plans, leads or cares about the gatherings of the church and are designed to help us consider the extraordinary life and weekly worship of the gathered church.

Headley Park Church

100 St Peter’s Rise
BS13 7N

Main Speakers

Main sessions Thursday will address the topics of the leader’s heart for, and care toward, the local church that God has entrusted them to serve; and the confidence in Christ we can have for our church’s future. Main sessions on Friday will address the church’s glory, foundation, message, unity, passion, power, and future.

Jared Mellinger

Senior Pastor – Covenant Fellowship Church

Jared is Senior Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. He’s married to Meghan, has six children, and is the author of Think Again: Relief from the Burden of Introspection, and the forthcoming A Brighter Tomorrow: How to Face the Future without Fear.

Rick Gamache

Pastor for Preaching & Mission – Sovereign Grace Church

Rick serves as the Pastor for Preaching and Mission of Sovereign Grace Church in Burnsville, Minnesota. He also serves as a Regional Leader for our family of churches, Sovereign Grace Churches, in the US  Midwest/Northwest region. Rick and his wife, Delaine, have five children and recently gained a son-in-law.

Bob Kauflin

Director of Sovereign Grace Music

Bob oversees the music of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville and helps provide pastoral care. His full time job is serving as the Director of Sovereign Grace Music. Bob and his wife, Julie, have four daughters, two sons, and an ever growing number of grandchildren.

Nathan Smith

Lead Pastor – Grace Church Bristol

Nathan is the Lead Pastor of Grace Church Bristol, a church he planted in 2002. He also serves as the Regional Leader for Sovereign Grace Churches in the UK and Ireland helping to provide leadership in our shared mission of advancing the gospel through the planting and strengthening of local churches. He’s married to Clare and they have six children.

Tim Chester

Pastor – Grace Church Boroughbridge

Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church Boroughbridge , North Yorkshire; a faculty member of Crosslands Training ; and the author of numerous books . He has a PhD in theology and was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund UK. Tim is married to Helen and has two daughters.

Seminar Speakers


Ben serves as the Music Director at Christchurch Mayfair in London. Before taking up this role he studied music at City University London and undertook a 2-year apprenticeship at Christ Church Beckenham. He is married to Sarah.

Devon Kauflin

Devon serves as a pastor at Grace Church of Clarksburg, and also serves Sovereign Grace Music by contributing to recordings, leading events, and developing strategies for training leaders and better serving local churches. He completed his M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2015). Devon and his wife, Kristine, were married in 2006 and have 4 children.

Matt Chapman

Matt serves as a pastor at Grace Church Bristol, and is a graduate of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. His primarily responsible at Grace Church include the children, teens, and student/ twenties ministries. Matt is married to Lizzie and they have two boys and a girl.


Matt serves as Director of the South Central Ministry Training Course, a day course in Bible handling and theological and ministry training, based in Oxford. For several years now Matt has been writing songs based on the Psalms, borne out of a desire to see the church benefit from these words God has given us by which to relate to him. Matt is married to Toni, and they have one daughter.

Register Now!

Registration rates go up as we near the event, and seminar space is limited, so the sooner you can sign up, the better. We hope you’ll join us!


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