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ENGAGE 4th National Symposium 2016

Aspiring to Christian marriage? The vision and reality now and for future generations


Purpose of the Symposium

  • To raise awareness and facilitate action so that the UK church has a clearer vision of the potential for marriage between Christians

  • Further tools to make it a reality for this generation and beyond


Why this and why now?

Annabel Clarke, Engage Co-Chair,

Chartered Psychologist.

Christian Marriage: The God Factor.

Rev Canon Dr Adrian Chatfield, Ridley Hall Theological College, Cambridge.

What is the state of play in the non-Christian environment? Greener Grass?

Sir Paul Coleridge, Founder and Chairman,

The Marriage Foundation.

Why men?

Nathan Blackaby, Engage Co-Chair, Executive Director of Ministry, Christian Vision for Men.

Young people, marriage, and how to raise rebels. Jason Royce, Director, Souster Youth Trust and formerly Romance Academy.

Making Christian Marriage Possible - the data.

Dr David Pullinger , Researcher, Author, and a Director of SingleFriendlyChurch

Boy meets girl? Doubts, needs and hopes among millennial evangelicals.

Chine McDonald, Director of Communications, Evangelical Alliance.

Getting practical about dating - how can we change the church culture?

Rev Will van der Hart, Pastoral chaplain at Holy Trinity Brompton and a Director of Premier Mind and Soul.

A leaders guide to online dating for Christians - myths, benefits, challenges, risks, and rewards. Jackie Elton, Founder and Managing Director,, and a Director of SingleFriendlyChurch.

Keynote Talk

Christian marriage – God’s powerful sign.

Rev Nicky Lee, Associate Vicar and The Marriage Courses, Holy Trinity Brompton

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