Ministers’ Conferences

Somehow I managed to emerge from a recent Co-Mission Cluster Leaders’ meeting with the responsibility to compile a list of conferences to recommend to the Co-Mission staff. Not sure how that happened. Usually I’m quite good at keeping my head down when there’s extra work to be done. Must have been preoccupied with something and dropped my guard. But never let it be said that I’m not a team player!

So what follows is a list of where I’m up to so far. But I’d appreciate your help. If there are conferences that you’ve benefited from, please could you leave a comment with a web link. And, for now, in this age of austerity let’s keep the conferences to those in this country.

At this stage I’m only interested in conferences aimed at men and women in full time ministry. A schedule of conferences for normal people will have to wait for now, though it’s a good idea.

Theology Bible Ministry Denominational
Sep London Theological Seminary Conference (3 days)
Oct FIEC Leaders’ Conference (3 days) 

Evangelists Conference (1 day)

Reform Conference (2 days)
Nov Theology for All, Tyndale House (1 day) 

Fulwood Conference, Sheffield (2 days)

Proc Trust Joint Ministers (4 days) Administrators Conference (1 day)
Dec
Jan Women in Ministry (4 days) 

Bible Centred Youth Worker (4 days)

Feb Affinity Theology Conference (3 days) HTB Leadership (3 days)
Mar
Apr Banner of Truth (4 days) New Word Alive (1 week) 

Bible by the Beach (Bank Holiday Weekend)

May Oak Hill School of Theology (1 day) London Music Ministry Conference (1 day) 

Proc Trust Junior Ministers’ Conference (4 days)

Proc Trust Senior Ministers’ Conference (4 days)

Jun Christian Heritage Summer School – Theology (5 days)
Jul Christian Heritage Summer School – Apologetics (5 days) 

Wycliffe College Summer School (7 days)

Society of Biblical Literature (5 days)

Church Society Conference (3 days)

Keswick Convention Week 1 & 2
Aug Keswick Convention Week 3
Doctrine Study Days – John Owen Centre

10 thoughts on “Ministers’ Conferences

    • theurbanpastor February 2, 2011 / 5:23 pm

      Lauri
      Is the St Paul’s conference going to be held annually?
      I last went to Greenbelt 20 yeras ago and so I couldn’t comment. But I’ll look at the website and see what I think. Though I’m not sure how many ministers fancy camping at a Christian music festival! Though I guess you have to do that at Keswick!

      • Lauri Moyle February 7, 2011 / 1:12 pm

        I think Greenbelt may have changed quite a bit since you went, but most of the stuff that is their is not music related, though perhaps less “official” in relation to lectures. But very interesting (though at times unorthodox) stuff. The SPH conference is not regular but they hold in conjunction with HTB some interesting 2 day seminars which are on different subjects but worth going to. I went to one on urban ministry/political engagement not too long ago which was very very good.

        Pentecost Festival 2011 has a raft of ministry traininig type events, usually one offs, but Dalas Willard had a full day at a Saly Army church which was well worth it last year. Have a look here: http://www.pentecostfestival.co.uk/

        The program is not up yet, but worth a look when it comes around.

  1. James Oakley February 2, 2011 / 9:16 pm

    Not been myself, but a few friends regularly enjoy the Fellowship of Word and Spirit – on now.

  2. theurbanpastor February 3, 2011 / 10:08 am

    Oops, somehow missed off the Evangelical Ministry Assembly at St Helen’s Bishosgate run by the Proclamation Trust. That’s in June and runs for 3 days.

    • theurbanpastor March 2, 2011 / 9:46 am

      Thanks Jeff
      Had somehow missed that. I though I’d checked their website but I can’t have done! I like the variety of options, especially Gerald Bray at the end of May. Thanks for pointing the way to this.

  3. Roger Carswell March 2, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    We evangelicals do love talking to each other! Maybe a conference where we were talking to non-Christians would be innovative.

    • theurbanpastor March 2, 2011 / 4:25 pm

      Fair comment, Roger. Helpful corrective to our bunker mentality. But just so that I’m not misunderstood; I wasn’t proposing that we go to all of them!
      perks

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