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POSTPONED: Exiles on this Earth

COVID-19 Notice: 

In the light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation the Exiles conference (planned joint with Living Out for June 13th in London) has been postponed. In due course we will announce a rescheduled date. If you have already registered we will arrange a full refund very soon, but feel free to contact the office ( if you have any questions  

Meanwhile we are planning a replacement online conference using Zoom: “Never Alone – knowing God’s peace and strength in troubled times”. We are all finding social isolation challenging in various ways. In this online conference, we want to point Christians to our God who says, “I will never leave you.” We will also be exploring ways of improving our relationships with fellow Christians.  

The conference will go out on

  • Saturday May 16th 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon.(for TFT members only)
  • Monday June 1st 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. (open to all)

No significant technical skills or software are required - simply use of a webcam and microphone if you wish to join the interactive sessions and we will send you a link for direct access to the meeting.

Click here for further details and to register for this event. Please register soon as numbers are strictly limited. According to demand we hope to offer the conference again at later dates.  

Christians are increasingly viewed as holding values that are contrary to those of our society. The Bible tells us that we are exiles during our earthly lives (eg 1 Peter 2:11). At this conference, we will be encouraging Christians living in a post-Christian culture to stay hopeful and to continue believing in God's good design for relationships. We will be offering a number of seminars exploring how best to respond to the various dilemmas we face in living out our faith before a hostile world.

This one day conference is being held in collaboration with our friends at Living Out and is for Christians who experience same-sex temptations along with their friends, family, church leaders and youth workers. This event is not intended for children and any person under the age of 18 years old should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Main Sessions

God’s Word is Good

How can we know that God’s sexual ethic is good, particularly when contrasted with the alternative ethics offered in our culture today? This apologetic style talk will encourage us not to falter in our convictions and equip us better to share those convictions with others.

You Are Not Alone

As churches and individuals depart from God’s good word, SSA believers can be left with feelings of abandonment and loneliness. Drawing on examples from The Bible and church history, this session will aim to encourage us in the moment and give us the resources/ skills to encourage ourselves in the future too as this - potentially - happens more and more.

Seminar Options

Should I wear a rainbow lanyard? - Responding well to pressure to affirm a certain ideology

Should I stay or should I go? - What to do if your church drifts towards liberal theology

How should I describe myself?Comparing terms like “Celibate Gay” and “Same-Sex Attracted"