The Gospel in Ireland
2023 CONFERENCE THEME
January 9-11, 2023
The Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Welcome to the website of the Irish Preachers Conference. We hold an annual conference to train and encourage preachers in Ireland.
Our fundamental conviction is that when the Bible is taught God’s voice is heard. The main aim of the conference, therefore, is to teach the Bible to teachers in order that they in turn can teach it to others. A further aim is to provide a fellowship of like-minded evangelicals across denominational lines for encouragement in a demanding work.
Our prayer is that through our conferences pastor-teachers in particular will be refreshed spiritually, stimulated theologically and pastorally, and encouraged in the great task of preaching the unsearchable riches of Christ from the living and enduring word of God, the Bible.
What is in the conference?
We offer biblical exposition to feed the mind and fire the heart, preaching workshops to help sharpen ourselves as ‘approved workmen’ of the Word, and addresses on key issues at the cutting edge of ministry. Past expositions from the conference can be found on this website for free download.
Is it for Me?
The Irish Preachers conference is intended for those engaged in Word ministry and living 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.
Speaker: Hugh Palmer
When Hugh was first converted as a student he could read the bible but not understand it! Now he remains thrilled every time a passage comes alive and makes sense to him. More than that he is convinced the bible reveals God’s will and purposes for us as well as exposing our hearts and minds. It is always speaking to the contemporary world. That is why the Spirit inspired labour of working to understand and teach it is so vital.
He retired as Rector of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London in 2020 as Covid and ‘lockdowns’ started to re-shape so many churches and their ministries. He is enjoying this next chapter of life with time for the family (he is married to Clare and they have 3 children and 9 grandchildren) as well as opportunities to go on teaching God’s Word.
Workshops are a central feature of this preaching conference. 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 to delegates about a month in advance.
The cost is €235 Euro and is inclusive of all meals and accommodation.
There is an early booking fee of €210 up to 30th November 2022.