About SingleMinded 2018

About this year’s SingleMinded conference

This year will be the 8th annual SingleMinded conference and we hope you can join us for what promises to be a great day of fellowship, teaching, praise and encouragement!

This is not Christian speed-dating. In fact, we’d love to see dating couples come along as they have done in previous years. The purpose of the SingleMinded conference is enable those who attend to spend time learning what the Bible has to say about how we should live as single or dating Christians, and to spend time with others who love the Lord – and most likely have the exact same questions and struggles you do.

The dictionary says to be single-minded is having or concentrating on only one aim or purpose. So come along this year and spend some time considering what that purpose should be.

Speakers at SingleMinded 2018

This year there will be 3 short studies, plus two split group (guys/girls) sessions. We are excited to announce that Cristo Rodriguez-Casado plus Simeon and Siân Forder will be teaching and leading these sessions.

The Bible study at our morning service on Sunday 7th October (10:30am) will focus on the topic of singleness, dating and the church. We would love you to join us there too!

Details of SingleMinded 2018

This event will be held at Deal Christian Fellowship in Kent on Saturday 6th October, with an optional social meal on Friday 5th October. Deal is a peaceful seaside town on the Kent coast with views of France on a clear day and good transport links by train and by road.

If you are travelling a distance and plan to stay in the area please note that Accommodation needs to be arrange separately, but to make it as easy as possible for you, we have listed local hotels and bed-and-breakfasts on the accommodation page on this website. There is a registration fee of just £10 which includes a full lunchtime meal and plenty of tea, coffee and cake – however we’d recommend bringing some small change too in case you want any extra snacks etc.

Ample parking should be available at DCF throughout the weekend and should (if you’re staying in the area) your hotel or bed-and-breakfast not have available parking feel free to park at DCF overnight (in a locked & walled car park) – just let us know (if you are planning to do this) when you turn up so we can make the necessary arrangements.

A great way to start the weekend is to attend the optional meal on Friday 5th October.
For those who live nearby or are able to stay overnight on Friday 5th October, we’ll be heading out for a meal in the evening for a time of fun and friendship. If you want to come along for the meal simply let us know via the registration form or get in touch via email to admin@singleminded.info (This meal isn’t included in the registration fee). We will meet at DCF from 7:15pm, sitting down to eat from approx. 8:00pm – if you let us know that you are interested we will send you more details about this event.

The conference itself will start at 11:00am on Saturday 6th October, however please try to arrive from 10:15am onwards to make check-in just that little bit easier (there’ll be tea and coffee available too). For those travelling by train you’ll be pleased to know that DCF is an easy 5-10 minute walk from Deal station (also, Deal is on the HS1 high speed route from St. Pancras).

The conference will finish by 5.30pm please feel free to stay for more tea, coffee and fellowship.

If you’re travelling a distance you might want to take advantage of the local area and stay a few extra days. Local attractions include Deal, Walmer and Dover castles as well as Howlett’s and Port Lympne zoos, or Wingham Wildlife Park.

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Still deciding?

If you’re still not sure about coming to SingleMinded 2018 then take a look at our FAQ page where we have extra information about the conference. If you have any questions, then please do get in touch with us – we’ll be more than happy to help.

Below is a selection of quotes from those who have come to previous SingleMinded conferences:

“Today was a real blessing to me and just the medicine I needed!”

“Absolutely amazing from the worship to the teaching to the sweet fellowship!!”

“A couple of days of fantastic teaching, fellowship and fun in a beautiful, honest and caring environment. I came away encouraged, inspired and determined to live life to the fullest – as Jesus desires us to do, whatever our marital status!”

“A great time of rest and recuperating with some really helpful teaching and exhortation for keeping God first in our lives.”

“A worthwhile weekend. Great chance to hear from God and be under His word and fellowship with other believers.”

“I had a wonderful weekend that was informative, fun and spiritually uplifting. I left feeling empowered as a woman and confident that the Lord dwells within me and is continuing to mould me.”

“It was good to meet people from other parts of the country and I am glad to have taken part. It helped me make some important decisions.”

We would love to see you at SingleMinded 2018.