15-17 November 2019
What is the SWOT WEEKEND?
Universities in Europe need students and missionaries that are fully alive and ready to be sent out. This year's SWOT weekend will be a time to be inspired, focused and prepared for the mission ahead.
You'll be inspired by speakers, workshops, small groups and by coming together with students from across Europe.
Time for outreach to take a team huddle. It is time to plan, regroup and go out together with a unified focus.
Receive powerful training that will equip you to step into outreach.
Who is the SWOT Weekend for?
The SWOT Weekend is for students and missionaries involved in university outreaches across Europe.
15-17 Nov. 2019
Please make your own way to Leo 13th Seminary. It is around a 10 minute walk from the train station, get a flight/train thats gets you to Brussels for 17:00 (16:00 if you fly to Charleroi)
On the way back, please book a flight leaving Brussels after 17:00, or if you're flying from Charleroi, book a flight departing after 18:00.
Cost is £25
There are designated spaces for each outreach. Please ask your local outreach leader for more information
Registration closes on 11th October
Please speak to your local outreach leader before you register. Each group only has a certain number of spaces so you must speak to your local group leader before registering!
If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a commuter option?
SWOT begin and end?
Where is the Conference?
A key part of the SWOT training is building relationships across outreaches. As this is essential to the training, there is no commuter option.
SWOT begins at 18:00 on Friday. Please get flights/trains to Brussels that land by 17:00. If you fly to Charleroi book a flight that lands by 16:00.
SWOT ends at 15:00 on Sunday. Book your return travel from Brussels Airport no earlier than 17:00 and a Charleroi Airport flight departing no earlier than 18:00.
The SWOT Weekend will take place at different venues around Lueven, Belgium. We will be using La Foresta centre and Leuven City Hostel.
- A towel
- A sleeping bag
- Your Bible
- Warm clothes – good coat, hat and scarf. The weather will vary and could be wet and cold
- Some Euro to spend.
Some More SWOT Questions and Answers
Registration / Participants
Who decides who can come to SWOT from each outreach?
The outreach leaders should decide who comes from each outreach. If you’re interested in coming, please get in touch with your outreach leader.
What if my outreach wants to bring more participants than our allocated spaces? Can we do that?
Yes you can. If this is the case, please talk to Mark Jordan or Pete Coyle before you book. The cost for extra participants is £75 and they will need to pay all of their own travel – it cannot be subsidized.
What if we cannot fill our allocated spaces?
Please let us know by 11th October as we will hopefully reallocate them to another outreach.
What is the signup deadline?
11th October is the deadline for all sign ups.
Who decides which track someone participates in?
There will be two different tracks running during the SWOT Conference. It is up to the outreach leaders to decide. Please make that decisions based on the description of the tracks
How much does the SWOT Conference cost?
The conference costs £25 per person for allocated space. Non-allocated spaces cost £75
What about travel cost payments?
The EU funding we have received means that we can reimburse you money for your travel to the conference.
We strongly encourage you to book cheaper travel as we need the allocated money to keep other programme costs down. Travel costs will be covered for allocated spaces up to a set maximum. We cannot pay for optional extras like speedy boarding or travel insurance.
Can I split the money for flights between more people?
We will transfer your group the bulk amount for your group’s total travel. It is up to you how you wish to allocate the money you receive. For example, if you have five subsidized allocated spaces and one non-allocated/non subsidized person who wishes to attend, you can split the money as you see fit.
Will I have any other costs?
We can also reimburse local travel e.g. train or bus tickets. Please keep your receipts (or a copy) for these as we cannot reimburse you without receipts.
What documentation/receipts do I need to submit?
Please keep all receipts or a copy of them. We will need them to reimburse you.
Who gets the money back - me or my outreach?
Your outreach will receive the money. They will then reimburse the money back to the participants (as they see fit).
Do I need to fly to Brussels Zaventem?
No. You can fly to Brussels Charleroi. But note, that despite its name, this airport is a long way from Brussels!
What time should we arrive?
Land in Brussels Zaventem by 17:00 or 16:00 if you fly to Charleroi. If you get a train/bus arrive in Brussels by 17:00
How do we get to the venue?
From Brussels airport you can get a train to Leuven. From Leuven train station it is a 10 minute walk to Leo 13th where we will get you to where you next need to go.
What time can flight departure be from?
On the way back, we will finish at 15:00, so book a flight from Brussels Zaventem after 17:00, or if you're flying from Charleroi, book a flight departing after 18:00.
Content: What’s this SWOT about? What will I learn?
The SWOT Conference will focus on CALL- skill training, teams, relationships, prayer, vision for mission
What’s the difference between the Mission staff track and the Student track?
- ‘Mission staff’ are people who have an overall leadership role for the outreach, may have allocated time to ‘work’ for the outreach and are typically a bit older.
- ‘Students’ are normally a bit younger and are leading one (normally smaller) aspect of the outreach. The Conference is leadership training, our expectation is that everyone who attends has some leadership role for your local outreach.
The SWOT Conference is hosted and organised by Jerusalem VZW on behalf of Kairos EME.