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EVENT SCHEDULE

NETWORK 2020 is designed to fully engage our participants by informing and updating on the latest happenings throughout the Middle East and North Africa as well as how God is working through SAT-7. Below you can find our exciting and extensive daily schedule.

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WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH

08:30 – Meet in Lobby for Optional “Day trips”
09:00 – Registration desk open
13:00 – 15:00  Lunch at the hotel
16:00 – 17:00  Partners’ Reception
16:00 – 17:00  First Time Attendees Orientation
17:00 – 19:00  Session 1: Opening Session – Welcome from Rita El Mounayer, CEO & Bishop Angaelos, Chairman
19:00 – 22:00  Dinner

THURSDAY 26 MARCH

08:15 – 08:45  Open Prayer and Worship
08:45 – 09:00  Devotion
09:00 – 09:45  Session 2: Personal Faith
09:45 – 10:30  Session 3: Church life in MENA
10:30 – 11:00  Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45  Session 4: Public Voice and Social Change in MENA
11:45 – 13:00  Session 5: Next Generation: Investing in Children & Youth
13.00 – 15:00  Lunch
15:00 – 16:00  Session 6: Panel Discussion
16:00 – 17:00  Session 7: Looking ahead
17:00 – 19:00  Break
19:00 – 22:00  Gala Dinner “I am SAT-7”

FRIDAY 27 MARCH

08:15 – 08:45  Open Prayer and Worship
08:45 – 09:00  Devotion
09:00 – 09:15  Terry’s “Dare to Believe”
09:15 – 09:50  Session 8: Breakout 1, 2
09:55 – 10:30  Session 8: Breakout 3, 4
10:30 – 11:00  Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00  Session 9: Closing Session & Communion Service
13.00 – 15:00  Lunch
15:00 – 17:00  Partners AGM

Breakout sessions:
1. Working with Refugees (Juliana Sfeir)
2. Christian Women in Algeria (Karima Abdelfettah)
3. Christianity in Turkey (Senem Ekener)
4. Christianity in Iran (Mansour Borji)

OUR THEMES

Session 2
Personal Faith
Daring to believe when facing peer pressure, family pressure, social pressure. Evangelism within the church and outside it. Outworking our faith.

Session 3
Church Life in MENA
Daring to believe that the obstacles to the church can be addressed and that the church can grow in current hostile environments. Nature of church growth – breadth and depth. What does it mean to grow the church (Iraq, Syria, Algeria, North Africa, Middle East in general)

Session 4
Public Voice and Social Change in MENA
Daring to believe that the Church can have a voice in the public arena within MENA societies – looking at speaking up/out and contributing to social change.
Daring to believe that the things which constrain Middle Eastern Society can be changed through our programming

Session 5
Next Generation- Investing in Children and Youth
Believe we can create seeds of change by working with youth across the world to develop empathy and solidarity as the leaders of tomorrow.