Here at Hope into Action, empowerment is right at the heart of our work.

At Hope into Action’s conference last year, I shared the quote you can see pictured below from one of our tenants in my talk:

It sums up our mission. Empowering people to find answers to their challenges and making their own steps towards a better life.

Three reasons to attend Empowered 24:

The Hope into Action Annual Conference is for anyone who believes that the Christian faith can make a lasting difference to the homelessness and poverty that ruins lives and scars our country.

It is for church leaders and community activists. Its for professionals and volunteers. Its for those interested in investing money in social housing. Its for those at the heart of the Hope into Action network and for those who hardly know us at all. Basically, its for anyone interested in how the Christian faith changes lives.

Here are three reasons why you should attend:

1. Our Keynote speaker

Natalie Williams is author and CEO of the Jubilee+ network. Natalie grew up in relative poverty in the seaside town of Hastings. She is the co-author of four books, including The Myth of the Undeserving Poor (2014), Invisible Divides (2022) and the forthcoming ‘Tis Mercy All: the power of mercy in a polarised world (coming June 2024). I'm excited to hear how Natalie will challenge and inspire us.

2. Be refreshed and empowered to inspire others

Our annual conference is like a tinder box, lighting the fire to inspire, motivate and drive us forward in our work as we go out across the UK.  We exist to empower local churches to house people affected by homelessness, and our frontline staff who work with our tenants are called Empowerment Workers. Our prayer is that God will use the Empowered conference to set a fire in our hearts for him and that our network, franchises, partners and supporters will be encouraged to continue in the wonderful work we're doing.

3. Brilliant seminars to equip us for the work

Led by great people from a wide variety of organisations, there's something for everyone. We'll be joined by Corin Pilling of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries, Philip Powell of Tearfund, Alistair Doxat-Purser from Faithworks, Kat Osborn of Safe Families, Simon Dwight from DLUHC’s Rough Sleeping Initiative, Matt and Sam Parfitt from Grace Enterprises, Alex Gyasi from Highway of Holiness Church/Night Shelter, plus the incredibly talented choir leader and musician, Sam Chaplin. Plus many more…

Find out more and book your place here.