Stockton on Tees

3rd February 2024

Doors open at 9:15am


“…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Whether you’ve been a Christian for as long as you can remember or you’ve only recently put your trust in Jesus, we can all struggle to persevere in the Christian race. The path we follow can be hard-going, lonely, and uphill at times.

So come and join us, in Stockton-on-Tees, as we look at the book
of Hebrews and its message of encouragement to press on following Jesus: the one who is Greater.

Lizzy Smallwood, our main speaker, will be exploring some of the passages in the letter that speak to our hearts and minds of the greatness of Jesus. She’ll show us his superiority over everyone and everything, so that we’ll long to follow and trust in him, even through the dark cold winter nights of the soul.
Come and gather with like-minded women from throughout the northeast (and further afield…) to listen to God speaking through His word. Choose from our seminars that explore how we can persevere in the face of dementia; pursue personal holiness; or live for Christ in our hostile culture.

Let’s sing his praises together led by our musicians; and speak words of encouragement to one another as we wait in the coffee queue or peruse the 10ofthose book stall.

We pray that by the Spirit, this day will be a day brimming with spiritual food and refreshment; a day that equips and challenges us to live for Jesus, the greatest one who leads us home.

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Lizzy Smallwood

Lizzy is a pastor’s wife, a mum, and part time SEN art teacher. She loves teaching the Bible to women at events home and abroad; as well as to teenagers in Bodmin. After 23 years of church ministry in Dagenham (Essex) Lizzy moved to Cornwall with her husband, Simon, who became the pastor of a tiny church fellowship in Bodmin. By God’s grace, they hope to join a network of churches bringing the gospel back to Cornwall. Her favourite way to relax is with a good book and a cup of tea. She is slowly coming to appreciate the benefits of owning a springer spaniel called Basil.

Persevering in pursuing holiness

Hannah Greenshields

This seminar is now sold out.

We’ve been forgiven – and we’re so thankful. We’re going to spend eternity with Jesus – that’s wonderful too! But what difference does the gospel make to our lives here and now? How do we change into reflections of Jesus – the people God wants us to be, in the middle of all the pleasures, pain and pressures of everyday life?

The theological answer is ‘Progressive Sanctification’ – but what exactly is that? Come and consider what it means for us and how we can play a practical part in the process.

Hannah lives in Northumberland with her family. Having originally worked as a doctor she left medicine and has spent the last few years training in Biblical Counselling.

Persevering in our culture

Joy Evans

This seminar is now full.

Are you feeling a sense of culture shock? Perhaps when you flick through a paper, scroll on your phone or listen to the opinions around you – you get the sense of a shift in culture, that Christians are on the backfoot in society or part of a bygone era. Yet, what would Jesus have to say about the culture that we live in? This seminar helps us to think about how we can live for Jesus in 2024; how to speak about him; and to show his love to those around us.

Joy is part of Hope Community Church Low Fell and works in Public Health for Durham County Council. She loves to go on early morning runs and then replenish her energy with a chocolate bar or a meal with friends.

Persevering in the face of dementia

Karen Worrall

This seminar is now sold out.

The Lord ordains all of the days of our lives, including the days when we’re dealing with dementia, which has such an impact on us or those we know. So how can we be women who persevere together through this season of life, holding onto our hope in the Lord?

In Karen’s seminar there will be a mix of theory, theology and tips. She’ll be aiming to equip us as we support others who are ageing or have dementia; and to prepare ourselves as we grow older too!

Karen walked with her parents as they were living with dementia. Now, in a new season of life, she works for a social enterprise; seeks to encourage women in her church family; and loves to jog slowly enough to be able to chat with her running friends.

Stockton Baptist Church

The Square,
TS18 1TE

Parking is available at Riverside Car Park Postcode: TS18 1BZ. This is a long stay car park about 5-10 minutes’ walk to the church. Current cost: £2.40 all day (it uses the Ringo app). Other parking facilities can be found on

Lunch & Refreshments

Tea, coffee and sweet treats will be available first thing, during morning break, and at lunchtime. Please bring a reusable cup with a lid, and your own packed lunch to eat. There are also local supermarkets within walking distance of the venue.

Nursing Mums

This year we’re providing a room for nursing mums where they should be able to see and hear everything that’s going on in the main auditorium. Please let us know if you’ll be bringing a baby with you.


Please contact the admin team so that we can plan to accommodate your needs. If you require disabled parking at the venue please let us know.

Hearing Impaired delegates. A hearing loop is available in the main auditorium in the front few rows.



Doors Open


Main Meeting 1


Morning Break


Seminar Choice




Singing in the main meeting room


Main Meeting 2



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