Leaders’ Conference: Day 2
We’re coming towards the end of this year’s Leaders’ Conference, so here’s an idea of what day two looked like.
An important ingredient of the Leaders’ Conference is the variety of seminar series on offer, which are known as Schools of Ministry. This year there’s a selection of nine different Schools, namely Mission, Leadership, Training, Preaching, Pastoral Care, Women’s Ministry, Youth & Children, Theology and Church Management. Each School had two sessions on Tuesday and will have a final session before the conference is over.
The Schools of Ministry are a good opportunity to get focussed teaching on specific issues, and each is led by experienced ministers, gospel workers, lecturers and others from across the FIEC family. Here’s a quick flavour of the Schools via Twitter…
We continued to explore the conference theme of Aliens & Stangers as John Stevens drew more observations and applications from the book of Daniel – this time under the title of Facing the Challenges of Exile. Dan Green, pastor of Banstead Community Church, has again blogged the outline of the talk, which you can read here.
John Stevens: The idols of the ancient world have been replaced by ideologies which we are expected to bow before. We must refuse! #fieclc— Paul Shaddick (@Lagoyu) October 9, 2012
Andy Upton’s evening talk was entitled God’s Kaleidoscopic Wisdom. He explored Ephesians 3v1-13 and encouraged us to get God’s perspective on the church – and be willing to suffer for it.
It is through normal ordinary local churches that the wisdom of God is displayed. (Eph 3:10) #fieclc— Richard Lacey (@richard_lacey) October 9, 2012
The day also included a report from Gemma Adam, our Practical Services Director, (”The point of Practical Services is to free people in churches up for gospel ministry.”) and Mission Director Andy Paterson. Our Annual Assembly, the FIEC annual general meeting, took place before lunch, and saw three new Trust Board members entering into office (plus one re-elected).
Now there’s just one morning left of the conference, with the final Schools of Ministry sessions and John Steven’s closing talk. Please keep on praying for everyone here – especially that the truth they’ve heard and been reminded of will produce much fruit when they return to their local churches.