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Courageous Teaching

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11th November

The Courageous conference for men was a huge success. Around 200 men gathered together at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran for worship, fellowship and solid Bible teaching from Gavin Peacock, Mez McConnell and Dai Hankey.

There were also seminars with Rob Parsons, James Richards and Nathan Davies.
The response to the day has been overwhelmingly positive and we have received numerous requests to host another Courageous conference next year. The steering committee will make a decision about whether to host Courageous in 2014 in due course. In the meantime, we are delighted to make videos of all of the teaching sessions, along with two of the seminars, available to you. We pray that they will be a blessing to you.




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Soul Sessions – November 2013

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25th October

On Friday 1st November we are delighted to be holding another Soul Sessions outreach event. Once again the venue will be Cwmbran Costa and the evening will feature live music by Abi Williams, with a live DJ there too. Our guest speakers for the evening will be Gavin Peacock and Mez McConnell, who will be sharing their remarkable stories of how God has transformed their lives. As usual, the event will be free of charge and all are welcome to come and join us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Serving Without Sinking

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29th September

On Saturday 28th September 2013 it was our joy to host a day conference at the Hope Centre called Serving Without Sinking. The speaker for the day was John Hindley, author of the book Serving Without Sinking. The day consisted of sung worship, three teaching sessions and plenty of time to discuss what we’d been learning over coffee. The teaching was phenomenal! Gentle and yet profoundly challenging. Pretty much everyone who attended left blessed, provoked and encouraged.

The audio is now online and is highly recommended.

You can find it here.

Jump School

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16th September

Jump School is an informal gathering for anyone involved in, excited about or contemplating church planting or urban mission. It will take place in the evening following the Courageous Men’s conference on Saturday 2nd November.

Joining us for the evening will be Mez McConnell who heads up 20 Schemes – an bold initiative to see gospel-centred churches on Scotland’s poorest housing schemes. We will also have former premier league star, Gavin Peacock, who now serves serves as Missions Elder and Pastor with Calvary Grace Baptist Church in Calgary, Canada.

We have invited Mez and Gavin to share their hearts for mission with us but will also provide a significant amount of time for a Q and A session in order for people to ask questions relating to planting faithful, fruitful churches in difficult, demanding contexts. There will also be space for networking and prayer.

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Serving Without Sinking

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26th August

We are delighted to introduce Serving Without Sinking – a conference for those who are involved in gospel service and ministry of every kind! Pastors, flower arrangers, Sunday School teachers, PA technicians, musicians, youth workers and everyone in between is warmly invited to join us at the Hope Centre on Saturday 28th September for a day of teaching, worship, fellowship and prayer that we trust will refresh your spirit and transform your service for Christ.

Our speaker for the day, John Hindley, is pastor of Broad Grace Church and author of the acclaimed book ‘Serving Without Sinking‘.

Here is a breakdown of how the day will look:

9:30am Registration
10am Worship
10:30 Session 1 – The misery of serving Jesus
11:15 Coffee
11:45 Session 2 – The wonder of a serving Jesus
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Worship
2:00 Session 3 – The joy of serving Jesus
2:45 Coffee
3:15 Worship
3:30 Q+A and Prayer
4:15 Worship
4:30 Close

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Praise in the Park

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13th August

This coming Sunday (18th August) we are excited to be holding our second Praise in the Park event.

Once again the venue is the Bandstand in the heart of Pontypool Park and once again the afternoon will involve passionate sung worship, real-life stories of lives changed by grace and a good news message from God’s Word. There will also be activities for kids and refreshments will be available.

It all kicks off at 3pm. It would be great to see you there!

Soul Sessions at Cwmbran Costa

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1st July

This coming Sunday evening (7th July) we are excited to be hosting our first Soul Sessions outreach event at Cwmbran Costa.

The event starts at 7pm and will feature live music from Joe and Roisin O’hare, stories of transformed lives (and a DJ set by Pastor Dai too!)

Soul Sessions is free and all are welcome.

Big Day Out

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3rd June

On Saturday 20th July Hill City are having a Big Day Out!

We’ll be heading to the beach at Ogmore by Sea for the day to hang out, relax and enjoy the beautiful Welsh sunshine (epic faith statement!) and then rounding it off with a chip supper and some teaching from our friend Glyn Blaize (while the kids watch a film!) This is not just a Hill City gig – anyone can come! There is no cost for the trip (not even for the chips) and all are welcome.

If you’d like more information about the Big Day Out, just drop us a line.

Praise in the Park

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29th April

On Sunday 5th May we are VERY excited as a church to be doing our first ever open air church service. We will be meeting at the Band Stand in Pontypool Park at 3pm for a time of sung worship, testimonies and the Word being preached. Our prayer is that a good crowd of joyful Christians coupled with the faithful preaching of God’s Word will be a powerful, life-changing witness to the grace of God in our town and our valley.

To that end we would love for you to come and join us! It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, you would be very welcome to come and be part of this exciting gospel event!

We’d love to see you and worship with you!

Upcoming Events:

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18th April

We have a lot of exciting stuff ahead of us at Hill City Church throughout year. Details will be posted here:



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