Bonhoeffer UK Conferences
Become a Disciple Making Leader
Disciples who make disciples = world revolution!
Do you want disciple making to be the norm rather than the exception at your church or organisation? To equip your leaders to become whole life disciples who make disciples? This is not another programme to bolt into your busy schedule but a quiet revolution that seeks world change.
Through cohorts full of like minded people, the Bonhoeffer Project challenges, questions and creates tension to look at how every area of life can become a disciple making opportunity. We are all really busy and who has the time for another programme? What this does is encourage a lifestyle change so no longer are you a leader with a discipleship programme but a disciple making leader. Discipleship isn't a sprint or even a marathon but a relay where the baton is passed on and on creating a perpetual cycle of disciple making.
We host an annual Bonhoeffer Discipleship Conference organised and hosted by WLA Coventry who are the Bonhoeffer hub in the UK. Past years conferences have included speakers Bill Hull, Brandon Cook and Cindy Perkins from the US alongside the Bonhoeffer UK team and testimony from our current UK cohorts as well.
Bill Hull’s passion is to help the church return to its disciple making roots and he considers himself a discipleship evangelist. Bill served as a pastor for 20 years and is the author of classic works that have supported the disciple making movement for the past forty years. He has written more than 25 books, among the books are Jesus Christ Disciplemaker, The Disciple Making Pastor, The Disciple Making Church, Conversion & Discipleship, The Discipleship Gospel with Ben Sobels and the False Promise of Discipleship with Brandon Cook.
Keith Foster is married to Lesley. They have two grown up daughters whom both love and follow Jesus. Keith is our Bonhoeffer (UK) Director but is also the Senior Pastor at Bethel Church, Coventry, UK whilst also teaching at Formission Bible College, Birmingham, UK. Keith has a BA (Hons) in Theological Studies from London School of Theology, UK and an MA in Missional Leadership from Formission College, UK. Keith is also currently undertaking a research doctorate with Roehampton University, London, UK - researching how the evangelical church might create place with a gospel intentionality to engage and reach the non-welfare demographic in our communities
Brandon Cook is the lead pastor at Long Beach Christian Fellowship and a co-founder of The Bonhoeffer Project (thebonhoefferproject.com) alongside Bill Hull. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he studied at Wheaton College (IL), Jerusalem University College, Brandeis University, and The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
He worked as a professional storyteller before joining a training organisation and moving to Southern California in 2006, becoming a pastor three years later.
Over the course of pastoring, he became convinced that his work—and the work of the church—is to become fully committed to discipleship and making disciple-makers.
Cindy Perkins serves as Spiritual Journey Pastor at Bay Life Church in Brandon, FL. She holds a B. S. in Christian Ministries, and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. Cindy directs the discipleship program and writes curriculum for her church. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Trinity College of Florida. Cindy is married to her high school sweetheart, has two kids, and loves helping others grow closer to Christ through discipleship. Cindy leads Women’s Cohorts for The Bonhoeffer Project.