Leaders’ Conference: Day 3
Yesterday was the third and final day of our 2012 Leaders’ Conference. Here’s a final round-up of the conference.
Wednesday was only a half day at the conference, with everyone leaving just before or after lunch, but the programme included the closing session in each of the nine Schools of Ministry as well as the final main meeting. However, the day rightly started with prayer…
#fieclc Exceptional prayer meeting this morning focusing on the towns and cities where we minister. Heartfelt and passionate!— Colin Tamplin (@GladtobeBald) October 10, 2012
John Stevens ended his series in Daniel by reflecting on how God glorified himself through the kings in the book; Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar and Darius.
God didn’t use a priest or prophet to glorify himself. In using Daniel he used an ordinary believer willing to stand + speak for him #fieclc— Richard Lacey (@richard_lacey) October 10, 2012
John finished with the reminder that Daniel wasn’t a prophet or a priest, but rather something akin to a civil servant. As we continue to live in exile – as aliens and strangers in the world – God will glorify himself through the ordinary members of the local church as they witness for Jesus.
In the next couple of weeks we will be uploading the audio and video from the main conference sessions to our website. You can keep an eye on updates by subscribing to our News RSS feed, following us @theFIEC on Twitter, connecting with us on Facebook, or doing all three. In the meantime you can read a full outline of John’s final talk over on Dan Green’s blog.
Heading home after a great conference. Inspired, challenged and encouraged. Thank you. #FIECLC— David Davison (@Orange5Dave) October 10, 2012
Back from #fieclc thankful for all God’s doing across the country. Progress made, yet lots still to do & culture to shape, as God changes us— John Russell (@johnrussell356) October 10, 2012
3 things from #FIECLC 1Many pastors are battle weary so pray. 2church leaders create church culture 3Daniel didn’t protest for his freedoms— Matt Thompson (@matt_hmec) October 9, 2012
A privilege to spend the last 48 hours planing gospel work with gospel hearted men and women at #FIECLC Lots of ideas to implement!— Andrew Evans (@andysstudy) October 10, 2012
So many stories of what God is doing in@theFIEC churches everywhere.Thanks FIEC ‘central’ for an opportunity to gather & be inspired #fieclc— Neil Powell (@afaithtoliveby) October 10, 2012
Talking too much at #fieclc. Lost my voice. Boys & my wife delighted cos they don’t have to listen to me going on about how brilliant it was— Neil Todman (@NeilTodman1) October 10, 2012
With the conference now over, please join us in praying for lasting fruit in the lives of those who attended and in the churches they represent. Some attendees will have returned to the difficult personal, pastoral or church situations that they left behind on Monday. Most will have lots of information to process and lessons to apply, and there is always the danger of being overwhelmed or discouraged. Pray that our church leaders would keep their eyes fixed on Jesus, and that they would live in light of his grace.
Next year the theme of the Leaders’ Conference will be The Power of God. Due to the conference being fully-booked for the past two years, we’re moving from Swanwick to the Seacroft Holiday Village in Hemsby on the Norfolk Coast. This will give more leaders the opportunity to be trained, encouraged, and build relationships. It’s also allowing us to extend the conference by an extra day. Look out for publicity in the new year.