14 – 16th July 2017


We’re hosting our forth weekend gathering in the summer, camping in the idyllic gardens and grounds of our headquarters in Welwyn, 25 miles north of London. Pitch your tent alongside other young adults. Join us to learn how to nurture a contagious Christian faith to engage the most secular society on earth. The continent of Europe comprises about 13% of the world’s population living in about fifty countries. All have a Christian tradition of sorts but know very little of the truth of Biblical Christianity. You’ll hear a range of perspectives from across Europe, meet the students at our School and other like-minded Christians. We will dig into the Bible and might toast some marshmallows.


Pál was born into a Christian family, in the province of Transylvania where they belonged to the Hungarian ethnic minority in Romania. He learned the truths of the Bible from his parents at an early age. Despite difficult circumstances around the time of the revolu­tion in 1989, Pál remained fully committed to serving the Lord and was encouraged to study theology. He came to study at the EMF School of Biblical Studies in 1995 which was fol­lowed by a further year of practical training in a church in Cambridgeshire. He continued to pursue theological studies at the Hungarian Baptist Seminary in Cluj, at Bucharest University (BA) and at Evangelical Theological College of Wales in Bryntirion, now Union School of Theology (MA).

Pál is currently the pastor of the Hungarian Baptist Church in Luna de Sus and is writing his PhD on The Missiological Significance of Luke 24:44-49 in the Theology of the Act of the Apostles.  Besides pastoring the church, he reaches out to the Gypsy community of Mera. As most of the Gypsies in the village were illiterate, Pál taught them the alphabet so that they could read the Bible. There is now a small Gypsy church in the village and those saved are a powerful testimony to the village. Pál also heads up the youth work and runs children’s camps over the summer period. In addition, he is involved with theological training at the Hungarian Baptist Theological Faculty in Oradea and acts as a mentor for those who graduate from the seminary.

Pál married Anna and they now have three children. They have been missionaries with the European Mission Fellowship since 2000. 

MAIN SPEAKER: Lindsay Brown

Lindsay was converted to Christ as a teenager and studied European History at Oxford University, where he was President of the Christian Union.

He has been involved in student ministry with IFES for many years, serving as General Secretary of IFES from 1991-2007. He is currently seconded to IFES/UCCF as roving evangelist. He coordinates the Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities of Europe (the FEUER network) which seeks to stimulate the public communication of the gospel in universities across Europe.

Lindsay is from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales and is married to Ann. They have one grown up son.


SEMINAR SPEAKER: Jonathan Carswell

Jonathan Carswell works for 10ofthose.com – a Christian ministry that seeks to get books and resources that point to Jesus, into the hands of as many people as possible. Before working for 10 of Those he was a youth worker in Northern Ireland. He still spends a lot of his time speaking at churches and various evangelistic events. He’s married dot Felicity and they have a son called Rufus. Jonathan will also be bringing his bookstall with him, so come prepared to buy some good books!



Tirzah L Jones was raised in Shropshire, England, where her father was the minister at Wem Baptist Church. It was in Wem she was converted at a young age and first began teaching in Sunday School and the youth groups. Tirzah did a Ba Hons in Theological Studies at the Evangelical Theological College of Wales, Bryntirion, after which she spent time in South Wales working in various youth groups. During this time Tirzah gained a CELTA qualification. In 2007 Tirzah became the full-time youth worker at Kesgrave Baptist Church, Ipswich, and now works as Director of Youth Ministries for Day One Christian Ministries.

best example and experience

“it’s the best example and experience of Christians coming together from different countries and being one.”

wonderful to see so many other young Christians from so many different countries

“It was so wonderful to see so many other young Christians from so many different countries. I come from a country where there are few Christians, it was encouraging to see that you’re not alone. Most of all it was great learning that a life without God is meaningless.”

My expectations were met tenfold

“My expectations we met tenfold! I was able to engage, encourage and learn from other people who were from around Europe (and the World!).”

precious time of fellowship

“I loved meeting with Christians from across Europe, and with those in the UK with a heart for the advance of the gospel across our continent. It also offered a challenge to reach those of different nations who live locally to us. It was a precious time of fellowship with God’s people.”

The best!

“I’ve attended other mission events and weekends for young adults, and I can honestly say this was one of the best weekends I’ve experienced. The conference exceeded my expectations on so many levels.”

I feel equipped

“What a great weekend. Great people, amazing atmosphere, edifying and equipping.”


This is an exciting and unique conference hosted by EMF for young adults in their 20s and 30s. EMF is a mission partner that encourages the Christians of Europe to reach their neighbours because Jesus Christ is worthy of Europe’s praise. For over fifty years we have been working patiently with local churches and indigenous Christians. We encourage others with our knowledge and experience, sharing our passion for the church of Europe.

14 – 16 July 2017

Welwyn, UK

Cost (including all meals):
Wage earners – £85
Non-wage earners – £50



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