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Celebration and AGM

On Monday 20th September 2021, we will be running our first ever hybrid Celebration and Annual General Meeting and YOU are invited to join us either in person or online. 

Our exciting programme will be jam-packed with encouraging stories and news of what the Lord has been doing in and through us in the last year, thanksgiving and prayer as well as our vision of where we are heading in the next 3-5 years.

As part of our programme for the evening, there will also be opportunity for you to share your thoughts and feed back to us. Each one of you plays a vital part in our movement and we want to hear from you! We are really keen to hear any godly wisdom you might have as to how this might work out in practice or prophetic insights.

We are delighted that we will be joined by Dr Jonathan Oloyede, Team Leader of City Chapel & National Day of Prayer - Raising A Million Christ Like Believers for the Kingdom of God. Jonathan will give a pre-meeting interview and key-note address on workplace prayer. You won’t want to miss this informal chat, hearing Jonathan’s heartbeat for the UK and his passion to support workplace ministry.

Please register soon to secure your place either in person or online. Early registration is particularly helpful if you wish to attend in person, in case spaces need to be limited for safety purposes.

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Background

At Transform Work UK, we believe that work is part of God’s plan for humankind – it’s how things get done on earth. We need educators, health workers, cleaners, designers, engineers to make the world function. God has made each person unique with a set of skills & passions and He wants us to use them, to put them to work, often alongside other people to fulfil our role on earth and to accomplish His plans.

However, as Christians, we can often feel isolated in our faith in the workplace, and unsure of what God’s plan is for us. This is where Christian Workplace and Professional Groups can help. A Christian Workplace Group connects Christians working for the same organisation and, through prayer and service in a variety of creative ways, brings benefits to the whole organisation and all its employees. A Christian Professional Group supports those in their sectors by connecting, supporting and sharing good practice as well as inspiring and mentoring people as they choose careers and enter the workplace.

Christian Workplace & Professional Groups are being established all over the UK and come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small with just a few Christians meeting and praying, while others are very large groups in national and international organisations where they may play a major role in policy development and their day to day activities. It doesn’t matter that these groups are different - they are all part of God’s Plan.

It is so important as Christians to keep shining as a light in often dark workplace cultures and the best way to do this is to be connected to like-minded believers. This is where Transform Work UK comes in. We are an internet portal, an online network with hundreds of passionate workplace Christians. We are able to connect you to your relevant Group whether you are starting a new job, changing careers or a graduate starting out in work. Together we can transform this nation and make Jesus known in and through the UK and internationally.

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Speakers

    Dr Jonathan Oloyede 

    Team Leader of City Chapel & National Day of Prayer

    Born in Britain but bred in Nigeria, Dr Oloyede is a medical doctor by profession but serves as a full-time apostolic missionary to the United Kingdom and Europe. In 1991 while on a three-month holiday in London, he responded to the call to Europe. He was subsequently ordained into Pastoral Ministry in 1993 and has served in full-time for 28 years. 

    Jonathan’s overriding passion is to raise a global network of One Million Disciples of Christ across the continents and nations and to see the Vision of Jesus fulfilled through the Great Commission and Great Commandments to Love God and all people.

    Dr. Jonathan is the leader of City Chapel and the Convener of the National Day of Prayer UK which saw hundreds of thousands pray across multiple locations and stadiums across our family of Nations.

    Jonathan is blissfully married to Abbie and lives in Kent with his two children.

    Ros Loaker

    CEO at Transform Work UK

    Ros has been involved with workplace ministry since 2003, supporting and growing leaders of Christian Workplace Groups across the professions, industry and commerce. 

    Her passion is to see Christians thrive, to engage with their communities and be a positive influence there… and for many of us, our communities are our workplaces. Her personal approach has been valued by many workplace groups. 

    Mal Shaw

    Trustee and Director at Transform Work UK

    Mal is a programme delivery consultant who has worked with many major financial services companies and is currently with Atkins consultancy advising on engineering and government change. He is Transform Work’s South West ambassador which includes Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol and Swindon areas.

    He has seen the impact that Christians can have in the workplace when they are open with their faith, and is keen to support new groups and help existing groups flourish.

    Ofonimeh Umoh Abudu

    Trustee and Director at Transform Work UK

    Ofonimeh was called to the Bar of England and Wales before crossing over to enrol as a solicitor. She has just under two decades of experience in both the private and public sector. She currently works as an advisory lawyer. She has a passion to encourage all Christians to connect and pray for their organisations starting with their direct line of management. She strongly believes in the power of prayer and how it can dramatically impact our work places as “if we are not praying for our managers, then who is?”

    An expression of her love for God can be found in the way she worships God in song. Ofonimeh is an active member of a network of churches with over 102 different nationalities where she regularly plays the guitar and leads worship / teams. She is a strategic adviser, mentor and coach who ministers both within the UK and abroad. 

    Julian Shellard

    Chair of the Board of trustees & Director at Transform Work UK

    Julian spent much of his time in the civil service where he served as a lawyer in a number of government departments. He jointly founded Christians in Government UK, an umbrella group linking Christians in national government departments across the country, and led the organisation for a period as Christian in Government’s first Chair. Julian now works with a pharmaceutical company.