At TFT, we conduct around 50 speaking engagements each year and have speakers who can come to churches and Christian events around the UK and Ireland.
We are fully aware of the sensitivities around issues of faith and sexuality and always seek to speak with both grace and truth. All our speakers are also personally impacted in some way by the topic of same-sex attraction and can, therefore, share their personal stories and experience.Invite a Speaker
Typical speaking events
Please see the short video below for a taste of how Rob Wood, our Head of Speaking and Teaching, answered some questions about his own life in a Q&A session.
Our speakers come from a range of denominational backgrounds and are available to speak at a variety of events and institutions including:
- Church services
- Bible colleges
- Training days for church leaders
- Church Q&A’s and interviews
- Youth groups
- Student events
We speak throughout the UK and Ireland. Occasionally, we speak further afield too.
Please feel free to suggest a title and topic. We specialise in speaking on same-sex attraction, but we can also speak on related topics such as singleness, intimacy and biblical friendship. We do teach on gender, but we find this is only helpful within the context of wider teaching (e.g. gender can be one element of a talk alongside other elements such as teaching on sexuality).
Alongside our teaching ministry, we also have TFT Representatives who can attend church breakfasts, prayer meetings, or similar events. Their focus is to promote the ministry of TFT and share something of their story. The Representatives are not expected to teach or answer theological questions.
Normally we suggest booking a speaker around 4-6 months in advance and a TFT Representative 3-4 months in advance, to ensure availability. If you are not able to do this, however, we will try our best to accommodate all enquiries.
What is the cost?
We normally expect those who invite a speaker to at least cover our expenses, although we do not expect this from places which may not be able to cover the costs, such as youth groups and Christian unions.
Requesting a speaker
If you would like to request a speaker for your church service or conference, please do fill out our dedicated speaking request form by clicking the button below. If you'd like to call us first to discuss the possibilities more generally, then feel free to phone us on 0151 653 0773 to explore what we might be able to do for you.Invite a Speaker