Like a Flint…
Determined. Focused. Sharp
OFNC FAMILY CONFERENCE 2017
FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST- MONDAY 28TH AUGUST 2017
HILTON BIRMINGHAM METROPOLE HOTEL
NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE
For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded:
therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed…Isaiah 50:7(KJV)
TICKETS AND ATTENDANCE
There are two payment options to register for the 2017 Family Conference.
You can pay as a Full Board (Residential) Delegate or as a Day Delegate
I. Residential (Full Board) DELEGATE
For the full duration of Family Conference: Friday 25th August –Monday 28th August
Delegates have the option of paying the full amount or paying in instalments. Accommodation and meals throughout your stay is included in the price
II. Day (Non-residential) DELEGATE
Delegates who wish to commute to the conference for a desired number of days may choose this option. Instalmental payment option is NOT available for this ticet type.Only lunch is included in the ticket price.
Access to events is limited to the days chosen –accommodation is not included in the day delegate price.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS
Registration will commence on 15th March 2017 and end on 6th August 2017.
Registration will not be available during conference. Payment for full board delegates or day delegates will not be accepted on site. Full payment for the conference must be made for registration to be deemed complete and processed by the registration team.
II. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
This is only available for residential delegates
Registrations made from 15th March 2017 till the 31st May 2017 will qualify for early bird discount. This discount will expire at midnight on 31st May
III. PAYMENT OPTIONS
Payments can only be made online via Eventbrite using PayPal or your Debit/Credit card
Five types of rooms have been reserved for Family Conference 2017: Double, Twin, Single, Family and Linked rooms.
Accommodation is arranged in accordance with Hilton Hotel’s provision and rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All rooms are fitted with an en-suite, TV and a phone. Please note that delegates will be respobsible for any exernal phone calls made from their hotel room phone.
Room requests are restricted to those with special needs/disabilities.
Delegates may be required to share a twin bedroom (first priority is to place these delegates with a family member)
The Planning Committee understands that emergency situations may warrant cancellation.Please contact us as soon as possible at email@example.com if you wish to cancel your registration. The following fees will apply:
On or before 30th June 2017 -Full Refund
1st-31st July 2017 - £30.00 Retained Per Paying Delegate (Administration Fee)
After 31st July 2017 - No Refund
CONFERENCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The completion of the conference registration form confirms that you and your family agree to be bound by the implied and explicit terms and conditions contained in this conference pack.
The NEC has resolved that all conference fees, including balances due must be fully paid up to guarantee accommodation. No delegate will be deemed registered without the payment of the required Full Conference fee
For Residential delegates, payment in full at point of registration, (on or before 31st May 2017) or Payment of First Instalment (on or before 31st May 2017) will attract an Early Bird discount of £15 per each paying adult or child (4-15years).
Delegates will be responsible for transporting themselves to and from the conference venue.
Delegates will be required to wear a lanyard and wristband at all times throughout the duration of the conference for safety and identification purposes.
Delegates with children are responsible for the care and safety of their own children during the conference.
The OFNC would like to encourage Delegates with children to volunteer at least 2 hours’ assistance in the children’s departmen.
Delegates must respect and abide by the instructions of hotel staff, conference officers, helpers or assistants.
Delegates will be personally responsible for settling any goods and services charged to their bedrooms. Charges must be paid up in full before checking out.
If you or a member of your family has a special need or disability, please indicate on the registration form. The venue has an accessibility statement which will be made available to all those with special needs or their parents/carers. In addition, the OFNC has a special needs officer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Someone may also contact you to discuss your special need, but this will be done in line with the OFNC’s data protection policy and your information will not be disclosed to anyone or any organisation except as necessary to ensure your needs are met.
If you would like to sponsor the event, advertise in our brochure or exhibit products or services during the conference, please contact email@example.com or view the links below.
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OVERSEAS FELLOWSHIP OF NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS
OFNC is a non-denominational Christian charity, predominantly (but not wholly) Nigerians by nature, nurture or affiliation we have a passion for the universality of Christianity. We see Christianity as “a way of life” which grants us access to spiritual gifts principally for service to the body of Christ and humanity at large in completing the ‘good works’ for which we were created.
The unity and extension of the Church is at the core of our quest and has been the central message in our objectives. We are particularly passionate about the unity of Nigerian Christians in Diaspora as we believe that they are imbued with needful fervour for much needed Christian renaissance. We therefore see the OFNC as complimentary to organised churches hence our providing a neutral interface for cohesive inter-denominational relations. We believe that this is fundamental to propagation of our Christian ideals.
Members are encouraged to avail themselves of the enormous opportunities for service and spiritual development within the OFNC with the goal of being more effective in their local churches. The fellowship’s emphasis on this aspiration is encapsulated in our motto; ““Everyone a Faithful Disciple of Christ”.
The OFNC, which has its modest beginnings in small house groups started by Nigerian students in the UK in the 1960s, has mushroomed over the years into nineteen branches across the UK with representation in all the major cities. Our focus has been primarily grassroots-based with a commitment to providing ‘a family’ to every Nigerian Christian, particularly those in multi-national churches.
OFNC continues to proliferate as collaborative and flexible relations with local churches birth new branches in relatively isolated communities thus bringing that much treasured sense of family. We have vibrant ministries for children, youth, women and men all with popular conferences and events. We are of the view that all Nigerian Christians and affiliates should be members of the OFNC. You are therefore welcome to join us as we work towards making everyone an effective agent for change in our community.
Overseas Fellowship of Nigerian Christians (OFNC) reserves the rights to capture images during events hosted and organised by the fellowship using film and digital photography, sound, video or other media. These images may be used on the OFNC website and in other publicity material and communications including social media. OFNC recognises its responsibilities towards children and vulnerable adults.