Mon 7th – Wed 9th January 2013 The Royal Hotel, Bray
“The Quest for Rest”
“It’s my prayer that our hearts will be warmed afresh as we listen to this wonderful story. We will be led to the Lord Jesus Christ via the gospel themes of rest, marriage and redemption. I plan to show that Naomi’s story is also ours – and that of the believers we serve – and we will touch on some questions relating to handling of OT narrative. We will be reminded that our kind God is in total control of the (often trying) circumstances we face. And we will be challenged to imitate the sacrificial other-person-centredness of Boaz and Ruth.”JH Hutchinson
* · Bible exposition and ministry addresses to feed on God’s Word together
* · Preaching workshops to learn together and help one another ‘rightly handle the Word of Truth’.
* · Prayer together for one another in our ministries
* · Fellowship and relaxation together, with time off to enjoy the surrounding area
These are a central feature of preaching conferences: we work together in small groups on a book or theme with a small number of others under the leadership of an experienced preacher. The goal is to help one another in our handling and communication of the Bible’s message.
Each workshop will meet three times, and will involve some preparation before the conference: details of this will be sent about a month in advance.
Stream 1 – James Hely Hutchinson – Psalms
Stream 2 – Eddie Coulter – John’s Gospel
Stream 3 – Chris Kennedy – First steps in Expository Preaching (for newcomers to Expository Preaching)
Stream 4 – Mark Loughridge – Exodus 1-15
Stream 5 – David Montgomery – The “Five Scrolls”(Preaching Ruth, Esther, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes or Song of Solomon in a single sermon)
Stream 6 – Paudge Mulvilhill – Luke’s Gospel
Stream 7 – Ed Neill – 2 Timothy
Stream 8 – Jonathan Reid – Philippians
Stream 9 – John Samuel – Isaiah 40-55
Please indicate your 1st and 2nd stream preference on the registration form. We do our best to fit you into the group of your choice, but will allocate on a first come, first served basis.
Speakers & Workshop Leaders
James Hely HutchinsonBorn in the Rotunda, bred in Santry and educated in England, James first professed faith during a university mission in 1986. After working in finance in the City of London for seven years, he received theological training at Moore College in Sydney. He has been training gospel workers in French-speaking Europe since 2000. He is married to Myriam, a Frenchwoman; they have a young daughter, Clara. He is a (missionary) member of Grosvenor.
Eddie Coulter is superintendent of the Irish Church Mission in Dublin and an Anglican minister.
Jonathan Reid is pastor of Calvary Church, Wexford.
Ed Neill is asst. pastor of Grosvenor Rd Baptist Church Dublin.
Chris Kennedy is minister of DunLaoghaire Presbyterian. Church.
David Montgomery is minister of Greystones Presbyterian. Church.
Paudge Mulvihill is with Calvary Mission and Sec. of AONTAS
Mark Loughridge is Pastor of New Life Fellowship, Letterkenny and Milford Reformed Presbyterian Church in Donegal.
John Samuel is Pastor of Duke Street Church, Richmond in south-west London, England’
Is it for Me?
This conference is intended for those with a regular Bible preaching ministry in the Republic of Ireland. It affords an opportunity to be ministered to as well as to work hard together on the task of preaching the Bible. None of us can ‘go it alone’, and fellowship with others across the denominations who share in the struggles of authentic, biblical ministry can be a vital source of strength and encouragement. So, if that is you, we welcome you to join us.
Venue & Cost
- The conference is residential and will be held in The Royal Hotel, Bray, Co. Wicklow from 2pm on Mon 7th until after lunch on Wed 9th January 2011.
- The cost is €190 Euro and is inclusive of all meals and accommodation. There is an early booking fee of €175 up to 30 November.
- We are keen for participants to be there for the whole conference. However, we are offering a non-residential rate of €135 for those who do not require overnight accommodation.
- To request a booking form please contact us.