Dead and Buried – The London Men’s Convention

2014LMCflyerfront_001The London Men’s Convention is going to be killed off this year. In its present form. But it’s due to rise again in a new and more glorious form.

I can still remember the excitement on the evening before eth first ever LMC. I was at Oak Hill Theological College wheer I was studying. I was having a BBQ with Tim Chapman and a whole load of others who’d gathered. Phillip Jensen was due to speak at Westminster Central Hall on the subject of biblical manhood. I’d never been to anything especially for Christian blokes on this scale. And it didn’t disappoint. And it’s been an indispensible resource in Christian ministry to men over the past decade. So it’s with some sadness that I’ll preside (as a session leader) over the burial of this great conference.

Here’s the official blurb sent out from Stephen Fletcher’s laptop this very morning.

This year’s event, on Saturday April 26, will be the last LMC of its kind – so come and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus – and what the London Men’s Convention will become!

Convention Chairman Richard Coekin explains, “Since 2002 we’ve heard the greatest truths of scripture proclaimed by some of the most gifted preachers of our generation to men from all over London and beyond – and we’ve burst our lungs in praise of our God in some of the premier venues of our city – many men have been saved – all have been encouraged to serve Christ full throttle at home, at church, at work and at play. Bookings are coming in well but after 2014 it will be time for a change – so come for one last time to celebrate the passing of the old and the rising of the new…to celebrate the grace of God in the resurrection of our beloved Saviour and in the London Men’s Convention as we look back with fond memories and look forward with fresh resurrection hope – DON’T MISS THIS LAST LMC OF ITS KIND!“

Thank you to those who have already booked – we look forward to sharing the day with you!  If you haven’t yet bought tickets, we’d love to see you on this very special occasion.  Tickets can be purchased here.  Further details of the day can be found across the website.  It would be wonderful to see Central Hall Westminster full at both sessions (Early  – 10am, Late – 4pm) with men celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, and His goodness over the years to LMC.  And yes, just to clarify one thing that a few have asked about: we are at Central Hall Westminster, and not Westminster Chapel where we were in 2012 and 2013!

We look forward to seeing you on April 26!

As a committee member, I’ve been involved in some of the discussions about the future of the LMC. Watch this space for more details in due course.


3 thoughts on “Dead and Buried – The London Men’s Convention

  1. Pete Matthew April 6, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    How very exciting. I’ve been to every one and loved them and benefited from them.

    Looking forward to seeing what’s next.

  2. Dan Leafe April 9, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    I’d love to talk with you about the future of the LMC. I have been interested to observe the differences in approach from the Women’s Conferences/ Conventions and the men’s. As someone who has been reluctant to attend I’d also like to discuss why men don’t attend. Keep up the good work,

    • theurbanpastor April 14, 2014 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks Dan, sorry for the late reply – been on holiday with the family. Email and we can chat if you’d like to.

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