Create Conference 2020 // 21st & 22nd February // Living Rock Church

Finally, a media and communications conference for churches in the UK!

Do you work for a church media team? Are you the one-man communications band? Are you helping your church out with creative work in your spare time? This is the conference for you!

Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all.

Mark 16:15 (MSG)

Some of Jesus' last words to us are this great encouragement to 'proclaim' or 'preach' or 'announce' the Gospel to the whole world. He has filled us with the Holy Spirit to help us to do this, but we are also gifted with a creativity that has come from God the Creator! This means that we can use our creativity as we communicate the gospel message with those around us. The possibilities are endless...

Create Conference is a 2 day event designed to teach you and equip you with all that you need to fulfil this great commission. It’s a conference for those who work full or part-time for a church in creative media and communications, and for those who volunteer their own spare time to help out in these things. This year our focus will be on a "Creative Gospel"; exploring ways that we can be creative in our communication and bold with our ideas.

Core Sessions

Foundational teaching designed to equip you for the everyday tasks

Core Sessions:

  • A Creative God
  • Storytelling
  • Producing Prophetically
  • Life In Church Media: Highs, Lows & Lessons
Hands-on workshops

Industry experts training and inspiring you


  • Photography & Videography
  • Web & Social
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Sundays
  • Tools, Tips & Inspiration

What's included

Core Sessions

Foundational teaching for everyone


Mingle, chat and be inspired by other creatives

Practical Workshops

Choose the topics that interest you

Team Challenges

Get those creative juices flowing


Your chance to ask the experts those burning questions

Plenty of Coffee

And tea, and lunch

Keynote Speakers & Workshop Leaders

Here’s the list of wonderful people who will be speaking during the event.

Benj Lyon

Head of Media & Communications, Living Rock Church

Benjamin works as Head of Media & Communication at Living Rock Church. He has several years experience working in a digital agency, working as a freelance developer and designer and working for Living Rock, as well as running an online church media blog.

Brady Shearer

Founder, Pro Church Tools

Brady Shearer is the creator of Pro Church Tools is a small group of pioneering churches doing everything they can to seize the 167 hours beyond their Sunday services. Why? Because we’re living through the biggest communication shift in the last 500 years. And what got us here, won’t get us there.

Caleb Groeneweg

Creative Director, Shmoofy Poof Creative

Caleb is Canadian born and bred, but lived in the UK for 10 years before he moved back to Ottawa, Canada, in 2015. He started his own business, Shmoofy Poof Creative, creating films and documentaries for charities, businesses, and universities, as well as specialising in design and marketing. He's passionate about film and creating space for upcoming filmmakers and is a board member for the Digi60 Ottawa Film Festival. He also likes burgers.

Panji Kaonga

Film Team, Hillsong

Panji lives in London with his wife, Lina and their son, Jonathan. Panji is part of the Hillsong film team and has been involved with some of their conferences, their new Hillsong Channel and some of their social media campaigns. Panji previously worked in the media team at Kings Church Manchester.

Luke Tonge

Designer & Art Director, Birmingham

Luke works by day as a senior advertising creative in Birmingham, and by night as a freelance magazine designer. A core leader at Gallery Church, he’s also passionate about church branding, connecting people, and ice-cream.

Corina Esquivel

Photographer & Social Media Specialist, Birmingham

Born in Mexico, raised in Canada, and currently residing in the UK. Corina spends her weekdays working as a social media specialist for Christian Vision, on weekends and on her spare time you can find her traveling and working on personal projects.
She's passionate about storytelling. Loves natural light, the moon and avocado.

Menekse Stewart

Founder of Cheerfully Given, Nottingham

Menekse is the founder and managing director of Cheerfully Given, a marketplace website for Christian designers and makers who craft design-led products that reflect the life of Jesus. She's also a freelance digital marketing consultant, and has worked with various Christian organisations and creative small businesses to help increase their online visibility and adapt to a digital age.

Jonathan Cherry

Freelance Photographer, Stafford

Jonathan Cherry is a thirty something who loves cycling, shorts & building fires. He graduated from University College Falmouth in 2009 and has worked as a freelance photographer ever since. His passion for people shines through his photographs. Clients include: The Guardian, Ella's Kitchen & Innocent Drinks.


Choose from a single day ticket or a full conference ticket. Buying a full conference ticket will save you £10 each day, plus gives you a few extra goodies.

We highly recommend that you attend the full conference in order to benefit most from the training and workshops and team tasks.

Single Day


Entrance to the conference for one day
Includes core sessions, workshops, lunch and refreshments

Full Conference


Access to ‘Create Community’
Download core session audio files after the event
A special goodie bag to take away

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd February 2020

Create Conference takes place over 2 days at Living Rock Church.  The venue is easy to find, close to the M1 and M69.

Living Rock Church

Station Road,
Stoney Stanton,
LE9 4LU // 01455 270840

 Questions: [email protected]

Learn new skills, meet new people. Book in today.

What are you waiting for? Grab yourself a ticket before they’re all gone!


What do I need to bring with me?

If you have one, bring a laptop. You may want to use it during the team tasks, and you may want to show people some of your work.  It’s also a good idea to bring a camera, or your smart phone, so that you can use it for team tasks and workshops.  You should also bring a notebook, pen and a Bible

Do I need to have certain types of equipment?

One of the aims of Create Conference is to help each of the delegates use the equipment that they have to produce great work.  So, we do not ask that you have a certain type of camera, laptop etc.  As long as you know how to use it, you can bring it!

Do I need to be at a certain skill level?

We recommend that everyone attending Create Conference has some level of experience in church media & communications.  However, we do not expect everyone to be experts!  By the end of the conference, everyone will leave with a bit more knowledge and expertise compared to when they arrived.

Do you offer any discounts on price?

Yes!  If you choose to attend the full conference, we’ll reduce the day rate from £60 to £50, saving you £20 in total.

Where can I stay overnight?

If you’re travelling from far away and are hoping to stay overnight nearby, here’s a few places you could try:

Airbnb places around Hinckley, Lutterworth, Broughton Astley

Badgers Mount Hotel (3-4 mins drive away)

Sketchley Grange Hotel (approx 10 mins drive away)

Burbage Guest House (approx 10 mins drive away)

Best Western Ullesthorpe Hotel (approx 10-15 mins drive away)

Travelodge Lutterworth (approx 15 mins drive away)

Travelodge Nuneaton (approx 20 mins drive away)

How can I find the venue?

Living Rock Church is easily accessible by car; it’s a short drive from Junction 1 of the M69 and your Satnav should take you there from the address below:

Living Rock Church, Station Road, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, LE9 4LU

If you’re travelling by train, the nearest stations are Hinckley and Narborough, both of which are a 5-10 minute car journey away, so a taxi may need to be arranged.

What if I change my mind?

If you book in to the conference and find out later that you cannot attend, we’re happy to offer you a full refund up to 30 days prior to the conference starting (Wednesday 20th September 2017).  We are unable to provide any refunds after this date.

Is this event denomination-specific?

Nope.  We love seeing all of the different expressions of the church being equipped in creative media & communications, and we encourage people from all denominations to attend.

I have more questions...

Feel free to get in touch with us!  You can email us at [email protected] or call us on 01455 270840