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come to Malaga

Those few days amongst believers hungry to see God’s kingdom on earth and communities thriving with the presence of God really moved me. I left with new faith and courage to go where God was leading me next.

Delphne Tan, Worship Missionary (Singapore)

An unforgettable experience

Inspiring, refreshing, challenging, encouraging… even life-changing.

Whether you are already pioneering, preparing to move, exploring a call to go or supporting those who are going, the Pioneer Europe Conference will help to equip and envision anyone with the nations on their hearts to pursue the next step with fresh faith.

expecting great things

Excellent Bible teaching

Be freshly envisioned as experienced and passionate speakers from Relational Mission and New Ground share powerful and timely words from Scripture

Topical seminars

Come away equipped with practical applications for your particular pioneering context through interactive sessions led by experienced church planters on a range of topics

Extended times of Worship

We will be able to lift our eyes up freshly to God as we devote time and space to worship together, expectant for the Spirit to move amongst us

Relational culture

Make new and lasting connections as we fellowship and come alongside others who are on a similar journey – and enjoy good times together along the way

Excited to gather together once again

We are thrilled to be returning to Málaga, Spain after three years for four days of equipping and commissioning.

The city is a treasure trove of history, architecture and art, nestled between mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Alongside the many historical sites, the beautiful town is full of beautiful parks, restaurants and storefronts connected by a good public transport system.

engaging with radical truth

2022 Conference Theme

The Risks and the Rewards of pioneering

The costs and sacrifices of mission are real and high. Yet the rewards both in this life and in the next are rich and considerable.

In our post-pandemic, mid-war, comfort-addicted European world, it is as important as ever to speak into these risks and costs of radical sacrificial mission. And just as vital to consider the rewards and the prize towards which God has called us.

Come prepared to be challenged and encouraged afresh as we delve into this topic in detail.

Main Speaker: Dave Devenish

We are thrilled to announce one of our headline speakers will be Dave Devenish, and we cannot wait to receive what he has to share.

David is based at Woodside Church in Bedford and is part of the Catalyst Network team, as well as continuing to serve across Newfrontiers internationally. His most recent book, ‘Succession or Multiplication?’ was released in October 2020.

Alongside Dave Devenish, we have an excellent line up of teachers from across the Relational Mission and New Ground families of church twho will inspire us freshly and help us delve deeper into pioneering themes.

Full line-up to be announced soon.

I love the local church, which flourishes best when caught up into apostolic mission. Gathering and sending members to relational-building, Word-based, Spirit-filled, Ephesians 4 ministry settings is one of the MOST significant things you can do to grow your people, enlarge their vision and sow seeds for kingdom advance in and through your local church – into pillars who will stay for many years, and into pioneers who will go. I have experienced this first hand, seen it in others and think you should do it!

Hugh Pearce, Elder at Redeemer Church Colchester (England)

The Line-up

Dave Devenish headshot

Main Speaker

Dave Devenish

David is based at Woodside Church in Bedford and is part of the Catalyst Network team, as well as continuing to serve across Newfrontiers internationally. His most recent book, ‘Succession or Multiplication?’ was released in October 2020.

Main Speaker

Vlada Stojanovic

Vlada is based at Good News Church in Niš, Serbia, who is seeing great acceleration in building relationships with believers in nearby Roma communities.

Main Speaker

Wouter Vertegaal

After 15 years in the UK, Wouter and his family have recently moved back to the Netherlands along with several other pioneering families to plant a church in the city of Nijmegen with the Relational Mission family of churches.

When & Where

Date: 28 sep – 1 Oct, 2022

This year’s conference takes place Wednesday 28 September to Saturday 1 October 2022.

Delegates should aim to arrive by 17:00 CET (Málaga time) on Wednesday for registration, with the first session due to start at 18:30 CET.

The final session is due to finish at 13:00 CET on Saturday.

Conference schedule to be released soon.


The conference will be taking place at:

Eurostars Málaga
Heroe De Sostoa 17
Málaga, AL, 29002 SPAIN
Hotel website

Accommodation is available at the conference venue or you can find other options nearby (see below for further details).

Food & accommodation

Accommodation and most meals are not included in your ticket price – but Málaga is full of affordable options! See below for more details

Where to eat

Your ticket includes a meal on the Thursday evening, and teas and coffees throughout the conference. However the ticket does not include other meals and accommodation. For all other meals, Málaga has a wealth of options both around the conference venue and further afield – recommendations will be shared at the conference! There will be many opportunities throughout the timetable to go out for meals together, but also consider booking accommodation with a kitchen (e.g. through Airbnb) if you would like to prepare your own meals.

Where to stay

Tickets do not include accommodation, but Málaga offers a range of choices to fit any budget – and the sooner you book, the better the price. Here are three suggestions, (but a search on the internet will throw up numerous other independent hotels close to the conference venue).

Conference Hotel

We have arranged special rates with the 4-star Eurostars Málaga Hotel that is hosting the conference.

Instructions for how to access the discount are emailed to delegates following their ticket purchase.

Mid-range Hotels/bnb’s

Airbnb and similar sites have numerous options within walking distance.

Alternatively, Ibis Hotels have a 1-star and a 2-star hotel within 20 mins walk of the venue:


Málaga offers a number of hostels where you can book a dorm room for less than €30 per night. A number of these hostel also offer private rooms at a very reasonable rate. We would suggest:

  • The Lights Hostel: A 15 minute walk away
  • Feels Hostels: Four options within a 20 minute walk

Ready to book?

Tickets include teas and coffee during the conference and a buffet meal on the Thursday evening.
Accommodation and all other meals are not included.

Tickets also have a donation option if you would like to help others attend.

Further details on the booking page.


under 25s ticket

Limited number available


Regular Ticket

Available until 1 August 2022


Full price Ticket

From 2 August onwards

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Pioneer Europe conference for?

We are looking to gather anyone who has the nations of Europe on their heart. If you are a church planter, church leader or just someone with a heart or sense of call to the nations of Europe, this conference is for YOU. Receive great teaching, be re-envisioned for God’s heart for the world, meet others following God’s call into pioneering adventure, and be better prepared to take the next steps on your journey.

Will there be childcare provision?

Sadly, we are unable to provide childcare at this conference. However, babes-in-arms are very welcome to join us in the sessions.

Will there be translation into other languages?

The conference will be in English but we want to do all we can to help any non-English speakers hoping to attend. Please let us know if you would appreciate translation as early as possible so we can see what translation we can arrange.

Who organises the pioneer Europe conference?

Pioneer Europe is jointly organised by the New Ground and Relational Mission families of churches. Both are part of the wider Newfrontiers apostolic family of churches and carry the heart and vision of seeing local expressions of Word and Spirit churches planted in all nations.

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