Illuminate 2023

Causeway Coast Vineyard Women’s Conference

‘In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’
John 1:4-5 NIV

 ‘When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ John 8:11-13 NIV

Jesus is ‘the light of the world’, He cannot be overcome.   

And this light was never meant to remain with only us. In Him we become light-carriers, radiating His hope, life, joy and freedom to every person, in every place, through every circumstance.

Gather with us as we worship together, encounter Him and build our faith to become light-carriers in dark places.

This Illuminate we want to celebrate together who Jesus is.
The light that shines in the darkness.
The One who cannot be overcome.
The light of the world.

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with special guest…

Rachel Gardner

Rachel has been working with young people for more than two decades and has authored several books, including The Girl De-Construction Project, Cherished, Rise and The Dating Dilemma. Her latest book The Sex Thing re-imagines ways for the church to engage emerging generations with a biblical sexual ethic. She is the founder of the Romance Academy (featured in the BBC three-part documentary No Sex Please, We’re Teenagers), an Ambassador for Home For Good, Director of Partnerships at Youthscape and is the Youth Innovation Lead at St Luke’s, a youth resourcing church in Blackburn in the UK led by her husband Jason. They have two children and a puppy.

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Friday / EVE
6.30pm – 7.30pm | Welcome Reception & Registration
7.30pm – 9.30pm | Evening Session

Saturday / PM
2.30pm – 3.30pm | Afternoon Session
3.45pm – 4.45pm | Seminars

Saturday / AM
9.00am – 9.30am | Doors Open & Registration
9.30am – 10.45am | Morning Session One
11.15am – 12.30pm | Morning Session Two

Saturday / EVE
7.00pm – 7.30pm | Doors Open & Registration
7.30pm – 9.30pm | Evening Session

*please note, schedule is subject to change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I registered for the conference - do I get a ticket?

Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation through Eventbrite. This is your entry to the conference and must be presented at Registration. You will receive a wristband at Registration for admittance into the conference. 

Does the registration cover the whole conference?

Yes, registration includes all sessions of the conference.

Can I buy tickets for just one day?

At present we have only released full-weekend tickets. We may be able to release day tickets depending on capacity; this will be confirmed around 7 days before the conference and cannot be guaranteed.

What food options are available?

There is a welcome reception on Friday evening from 6:30-7:30pm with complimentary tea/coffee and treats as well as complimentary tea/coffee and treats at the Saturday morning tea break.

Whilst the building will remain open during Saturday’s lunch break, there will be limited seating available for those that bring packed lunches as the auditorium will be closed.

Although meals are not included with your registration, we encourage you to enjoy lunch and dinner at one of our many local cafes and restaurants. We will list some nearby cafés and restaurants in the conference booklet for your convenience. For evening meals in local restaurants we recommend you make a reservation in order to give yourself enough time to get back for the evening sessions.

Can I volunteer for the conference?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We are not recruiting volunteers for this conference from outside our church.

What if I arrive late to registration?

No worries! Registration will be open throughout the conference for late arrivals and our team will be happy to help you at the welcome desk.

Will you provide language interpretation at this conference?

Sadly we are unable to provide language services this time.

Will you provide deaf interpretation at this conference?

Although we would love to, we are not able to provide deaf interpretation at this time.

I purchased tickets for my group, can we reserve seats together?

Registration is general admission, therefore group seating is first come first served.

Is there childcare available?

Sorry, there is no childcare or programme available for this event.

Do you have free parking?

Yes, we have a large car park which will accommodate all conference delegate’s vehicles.

Does the venue have disabled access and toilets?

Yes it is does. Please do let us know if you require any additional support.

For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us as




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